Here, music users, licensees and publishers can find information to support and inform music usage.
Code of Fair Practice
Agreed between composers, music publishers and users of printed music – this Code recognises a balance between the needs of musicians and students to have access to printed music, and for composers and publishers to be properly compensated when their works are copied.
Guidelines for Amateur Music Hire
These Guidelines for Amateur Music Hire are designed to help those using materials held by music publishers’ hire libraries for non-professional rehearsal or performance
Why does PMLL collect data on usage?
The submission of data is an essential requirement of every licence available from PMLL.
PMLL collects licence fees and apart from deducting the costs of company administration distributes all the revenue to its members as royalty payments.
To make accurate royalty distributions and for music publishers to subsequently be able to pay the correct songwriters and composers, PMLL needs to obtain accurate data about what has been copied under each licence.
PMLL has invested significantly in this aspect of it’s business and users under the PMLL licensing schemes are required to submit data about the copies that have been made under their licence online via the PMLL Hub.
Find A Piece of Printed Music
Many printed music retailers have access to the MPA Catalogue of Printed Music and can help to track down and order a piece of printed music for you.
The MPA Catalogue of Printed Music is a database of all the printed music available in the UK. In addition, a number of music publishers make their catalogues available online and offer the opportunity to purchase and download printed music from their websites. If you have been unable to locate a particular piece of printed music, as a last resort, the MPA will try to direct you to the copyright owner of the work who is responsible for determining whether or not a piece of music is to be made available in print.
The fact that a work has been publicly performed or recorded does not guarantee that the music is available in print and sometimes music is only available on hire from the publisher. Please email email@example.com to help find a piece of printed music.