| Commentary

254 The PRS for Music

| Commentary

254 The PRS for Music

The PRS for Music is an alliance between the Performing Right Society Limited (or PRS) and the Mechanical Copyright Protection Society Limited (or MCPS) formerly known as the MCPS-PRS Alliance when it was formed in 1997. It adopted the PRS for Music brand in 2009 and formally changed its name to the brand name in July 2013. Both the PRS and the MCPS continue to exist as separate companies but work together in one alliance, in similar fashion to collecting societies in continental Europe which deal with both performing rights and mechanical rights.

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