Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society

  1. UK's Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society Lost $3.9 Million in 2011 As Financial Woes Continue

    July 05, 2012 2:19 PM EDT The plummeting sales of physical CDs in 2011 are hurting the U.K.'s MCPS (Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society) and are expected to continue this year, the society's officials disclosed at the Music Publishers Association (MPA) annual ...

  2. MCPS Outlines Northern European Alliance Strategy

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Consolidation is key to growing rights revenue generated by U.K. collecting societies PRS For Music (PRS) and the Mechanical Copyright Protection Society (MCPS). That was the central message from Robert Ashcroft , PRS CEO and executive director, M ...

  3. Job Losses Expected At PRS for Music

    February 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST Back-office job losses are imminent at U.K. authors' body PRS for Music, which is due to unveil its results for 2009 within the next few days. The cuts emanate from the transfer of the responsibilities of the collecting society's copyrig ...

  4. MCPS Finances Hit By Interest Rate Slump

    June 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The sudden fall in interest rates has forced the U.K.'s Mechanical Copyright Protection Society (MCPS) to implement a far-reaching review of operations in order to cut costs. Speaking at the Music Publishers Association (MPA) annual general m ...

  5. PRS For Music Launches In Cannes

    January 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K. collecting society the MCPS-PRS Alliance has re-branded and will now be called PRS for Music. The new name was announced during the MIDEM international music market and conference in Cannes and becomes effective Monday (Jan. 19). A new writer ...

  6. MCPS-PRS Reveals Physical Product Revenue Decline

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The MCPS-PRS Alliance has released figures for the 2008 year-to-date collection of revenue that show a 9% decline in revenue from physical products. It also predicts that physical product will be only the fourth highest revenue stream by the end o ...

  7. MCPS, PPL Create Pro Dubbing License

    June 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Britain's Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society and the Phonographic Performance Limited have teamed-up to launch a professional dubbing licence. Available online from July 1, the so-called ProDub license covers the copying of private music ...

  8. Performance, Digital Royalties Top Mechanicals

    May 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The collecting arm for U.K. mechanical and performance rights societies MCPS and PRS today reports that combined revenue from broadcasting and digital uses for the first time have out-performed revenue from recorded physical product. In announcing ...

  9. MCPS-PRS Strikes Accord With YouTube

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The U.K.'s MCPS-PRS Alliance has become the first collecting society outside the U.S. to strike a license deal with YouTube. The U.K. agreement, unveiled today, applies to more than 10 million works available through YouTube, including music ...

  10. MCPS Offers License For Indie TV Producers

    August 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Britain's Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society is extending the licensing rights available to TV-program producers. The collecting society has launched the Independent Production Company License (IPC), which is aimed at independent product ...

  11. MCPS Launches License For Small Biz, Individuals

    July 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MCPS, the U.K. mechanical rights collecting society, has launched a new license for small businesses and consumers who want to press their own physical copies of copyright-protected music. The Limited Manufacture Licence is targeted at schools, we ...

  12. Porter Takes Charge Of MCPS-PRS

    April 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The search for a successor to former MCPS-PRS Alliance chief executive Adam Singer is over. The U.K. collecting society today confirmed the elevation of Steve Porter to CEO, with immediate effect. Porter has served with the Alliance as managing di ...

  13. U.K.'s MCPS-PRS Posts 'Best-Ever' Results

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Britain's MCPS-PRS Alliance has reported banner revenues for the year 2006. The Alliance's collections exceeded £545 million ($1.067 billion) for the year, up marginally from a "best-ever" year in 2005, the collecting society r ...

  14. Singer To Split With U.K.'s MCPS-PRS

    September 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Adam Singer has tendered his resignation as group CEO of Britain's MCPS-PRS Alliance, just 18 months after joining the collecting society. Adam Singer has tendered his resignation as group CEO of Britain's MCPS-PRS Alliance, just 18 mont ...

  15. Singer To Split With U.K.'s MCPS-PRS

    September 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Adam Singer has tendered his resignation as group CEO of Britain's MCPS-PRS Alliance, just 18 months after joining the collecting society. Adam Singer has tendered his resignation as group CEO of Britain's MCPS-PRS Alliance, just 18 mont ...

  16. MCPS-PRS Alliance Revenues Up 10%

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST British authors rights society MCPS-PRS Alliance has recorded its most successful year ever in 2005. Revenues collected by the Alliance reached £524.7 million ($919.6 million) in 2005, up close t British authors rights society MCPS-PRS Al ...

  17. U.K.'s MCPS-PRS Alliance Forges Podcast License

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Britain's authors' rights body MCPS-PRS Alliance has launched a breakthrough trial license for podcasting. Through the initiative, podcasters can obtain authorized access to the 10 million-odd works r Britain's authors' rights ...

  18. U.K.'s MCPS-PRS Alliance Forges Podcast License

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Britain's MCPS-PRS Alliance has launched a breakthrough trial license for podcasting. Through the initiative, podcasters can obtain authorized access to the 10 million-odd works represented by the joi Britain's authors' rights body ...

  19. MMF Stands By MCPS In Royalty Row

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Summers relected pres of trade body. British artist managers have renewed their support to the MCPS-PRS Alliance ahead of the collecting society's upcoming tribunal hearing over an online royalty rates row. Music Managers' Forum chairman ...

  20. MMF Stands By MCPS In Royalty Row

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Summers relected pres of trade body. British artist managers have renewed their support to the MCPS-PRS Alliance ahead of the collecting society's upcoming tribunal hearing over an online royalty rates row. Music Managers' Forum chairman ...

  21. U.K. Online Royalties Row Heats Up

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST MCPS-PRS demands revenue transparency. MCPS-PRS demands revenue transparency. News ...

  22. U.K. Online Royalties Row Heats Up

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST U.K. authors and publishers are challenging record companies to declare the details of the revenues they obtain from legal downloads. The proposal came in a legal Answer the Mechanical-Copyright Prote U.K. authors and publishers are challenging re ...

  23. U.K. Online Royalties Row Heats Up

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST MCPS-PRS demands revenue transparency. U.K. authors and publishers are challenging record companies to declare the details of the revenues they obtain from legal downloads. The proposal came in a legal Answer the Mechanical-Copyright Protection So ...

  24. Brits Row Over Online Licensing Terms

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Label's trade body the British Phonographic Industry and some of the United Kingdom's leading online music services on June 29 referred to the country's Copyright Tribunal their dispute with music pub LONDON -- Label's trade bo ...

  25. MCPS-PRS Alliance Board Members Appointed

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Adam Singer was officially confirmed as an executive director of the MCPS-PRS Alliance board during the annual general meeting of the Performing Right Society in London. Adam Singer was officially confirmed as an executive director of the MCPS-PRS ...

  26. Brits Row Over Online Licensing Terms

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT MCPS-PRS referred to Copyright Tribunal. MCPS-PRS referred to Copyright Tribunal. News ...

  27. Brits Row Over Online Licensing Terms

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Label's trade body the British Phonographic Industry and some of the United Kingdom's leading online music services have today (June 29) referred to the country's Copyright Tribunal in their dispute w Label's trade body the Bri ...

  28. Brits Row Over Online Licensing Terms

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Label's trade body the British Phonographic Industry and some of the United Kingdom's leading online music services have today (June 29) referred to the country's Copyright Tribunal in their dispute w Label's trade body the Bri ...

  29. Pub Vet Evans Joins MCPS-PRS

    May 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Long-time British publishing executive Crispin Evans is to join U.K. collecting society the MCPS-PRS Alliance as general counsel, with effect from August. Long-time British publishing executive Crispin Evans is to join U.K. collecting society the ...

  30. Britain's MCPS-PRS Delivers Mixed 2004 Results

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The United Kingdom's MCPS-PRS Alliance, which manages common activities between the mechanical right and performing right societies, on May 12 issued a mixed financial report for the year 2004. LONDON -- The United Kingdom's MCPS-PRS All ...

  31. Britain's MCPS-PRS Delivers Mixed 2004 Result

    May 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The United Kingdom's MCPS-PRS Alliance has today (May 12) issued a mixed financial report for the year 2004. The United Kingdom's MCPS-PRS Alliance has today (May 12) issued a mixed financial report for the year 2004. Strong results acro ...

  32. Britain's MCPS And PRS Appoint Exec Directors

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Britain's Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society has appointed rights administration veteran Jeremy Fabinyi as executive director and board member, effective in April. Britain's Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society has appointed righ ...

  33. Fabinyi Joins Britain's MCPS

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Britain's Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society has appointed rights administration veteran Jeremy Fabinyi as executive director and board member, effective in April. As executive director, he succe Britain's Mechanical-Copyright Prote ...

  34. MCPS Recruits Singer As CEO

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST British authors rights group the MCPS-PRS Alliance has hired a senior broadcasting executive as the successor to outgoing group CEO John Hutchinson. British authors rights group the MCPS-PRS Alliance has hired a senior broadcasting executive as th ...

  35. MCPS-PRS Alliance Names Porter As MD

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST British authors rights group MCPS-PRS Alliance has appointed COO Steve Porter as managing director, effective today (Nov. 1). His elevation into the newly created position is intended to ensure contin British authors rights group MCPS-PRS Alliance ...

  36. MCPS-PRS Alliance Names Porter As MD

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST British authors rights group MCPS-PRS Alliance has appointed COO Steve Porter as managing director, effective today (Nov. 1). His elevation into the newly created position is intended to ensure contin British authors rights group MCPS-PRS Alliance ...

  37. U.K.'s MCPS, BPI Settle On DVD Royalty Rate

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society (MCPS) have reached agreement on the royalty rate for music DVDs. The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society (MCPS) have r ...

  38. U.K.'s MCPS, PRS Report Growth In 2003

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The United Kingdom's Performing Right Society (PRS) and sister collecting body Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society (MCPS) increased distributions to their members last year. The United Kingdom's Performing Right Society (PRS) and sis ...