Information for Music Publishers

PMLL obtains mandates from the copyright owners of the music. Royalties are then distributed to those copyright owners on the basis of non-data and data which is collected by the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) who acts as agents for PMLL. We also monitor the market to ensure that our licences provide a benefit to copyright owners, and to see whether licences should be changed or new licences developed in order to benefit copyright owners.

If you own the copyright in printed music publications and would like to know more about PMLL please contact us using our contact form.

The PMLL Code of Conduct provides information to rightholders and members who join PMLL schemes on what they can expect from the services we offer. It also provides information on the steps they can take if PMLL does not meet expected standards of service.

How to Join


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Download a mandate and self-billing form


Return relevant forms to allow your work to be copies under the SPML and receive a distribution

Mandate Form

If you are a Music Publisher and wish to claim please download and complete the form below and return to: Mandates Printed Music Licensing Ltd, Synergy House 114-118 Southampton Row, London WC1B 5AA

Distribution Policy

Printed Music Licensing Limited (PMLL) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Music Publishers Association (MPA) set up to operate the Schools Printed Music Licence (SPML). The licence permits schools, under certain conditions, to copy and arrange sheet music. The full terms of the licence can be downloaded. For more information on PMLL, the SPML or this distribution policy, please email or call on 020 3741 3809.

General Distribution Policy Principles

The PMLL Board is responsible for the formulation and implementation of the distribution policy and is required to ensure that the policy is fair, transparent and cost-effective. It will regularly review the policy in response to:

 • Any changes in the terms of the licence

• Any change in the availability of data that has the potential to impact upon a distribution

• Member dissatisfaction with current policy.

The purpose of this policy document is to outline how PMLL will distribute licensing revenue collected from the SPML.

The general principle governing distribution is that allocation of revenue to rights-holders should be made on the basis of a combination of non-data using a method approved by the Board and a sample of actual usage data collected from schools.  If you would like to know more information about PMLL’s Dispute Handling Policy please read the PMLL Dispute Handling Procedure.


A&C Black Publishers Limited
ABRSM Publishing Ltd
Alfred Publishing Co (UK) Ltd
Astute Music Ltd
BaBa Productions
Concord Music Publishing
Barenreiter Ltd
Bandeader Publications Ltd
Bdi Music
Con Moto Publications
Domino Songs Ltd
Beggars Music Limited
Blue Mountain Music Ltd
BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd
Editio Musica Budapest Zeneműkiadó Ltd
Brass Wind Publications
EPC Enterprises LLP
EVC Music Publications Ltd
Broadbent & Dunn Ltd
G M Brand Publications
CAA (Educational Resource Publisher)
Hope Publishing Company
Caritas Music Publishing
JDC Publications Ltd
Koala Publishing
Carthage Music Ltd
Catalyst Music Publishing Ltd
Mute Songs
Queens Temple Publications
Champion Management & Music Ltd
Redbreast Publishing Ltd
Chelsea Music Publishing Co. Ltd
Sing Up
Cote Basque Music Publishing Ltd
Spirit Music Publishing
Cutting Edge Music
Dave Stapleton Music
Westminster Music Limited
Downtown Music Publishing
Early Music Shop
Edgy Productions Limited
Edition HH Limited
Emerson Edition Ltd
EMI Music Publishing
Eschenbach Editions
Faber Music Ltd
Fairwood Music (UK) Ltd
Floris Books Trust Ltd
Forsyth Brothers Limited
Forton Music
Fraser-Enoch Publications
Goodmusic Publishing Ltd
Gottalife Productions
Gresham Books Ltd
Hal Leonard MGB
Hodder and Stoughton Limited
Imagem Music UK
Impulse Edition
Integrity Music Ltd
Involved Publishing Ltd
Josef Weinberger Limited
Kassner Associated Publishers Ltd
Kevin Mayhew Ltd
Kirklees Music
Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd
Lindsay Music
Longship Music
Make Way Music Ltd
Manners McDade Music Publishing Ltd
Minds on Fire Ltd
Montem Music
Music Box Publications
Wise Music Group
Ocarina Workshop
Out Of The Ark Music
Oxford University Press
Pantomime Songs Limited
Peters Edition Limited
Phoenix Music & Giftware Ltd
Pink Floyd Music Publishers Ltd
Proof Songs Limited
RAK Publishing Ltd
Redhead Music
Reverb Music Limited
Rondo Publishing
Rosehill Music Publishing Company Limited T/A Windwood Music
Royal School of Church Music
Saxtet Publications
Scholastic Limited
Schott Music Ltd
Shapiro Bernstein & Co Limited
SJ Music
Song Solutions
Sony ATV Music Publishing UK Ltd
Spartan Press Music Publishers Ltd
Stainer & Bell Ltd
Starshine Music Ltd
Studio Music Company (Publications)
Tairona Songs Ltd
The Art of Music
The Hardie Press
The Really Useful Group Ltd
The William Alwyn Foundation
Trinity College London Press Ltd
Truelove Music
United Music Publishing Ltd
Universal Edition (London) Ltd
Universal Music Pub Int Ltd
University of York Music Press Limited
Vamoosh Music
Warner/Chappell Music Ltd
Warwick Music Ltd
Willow Songs Ltd
Carlin Music Corporation
Yorke Edition
GIA Publications, Inc
Helbling Verlag GMBH
Bucks Music Group Ltd.
Leslie Music Supply Inc
peermusic (UK) Limited
Ludwig Doblinger (Musikverlag Doblinger)
Mel Bay Publications Inc.
Promethean Editions Ltd
People’s Music Publishing House
Edition Kunzelmann
Deutscher Verlag für Musik GmbH
Breitkopf & Härtel KG
Kendor Music Inc
New Songs Administration
Sentient Music
Sentric Music Publishing Limited
Ariel Music
Amlor Music Publishing

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