The Studio G Production Music Library (SGPML) like many Libraries in the U.K. is a member of both the Performing Rights Society (PRS) and the Mechanical Copyright Protection Society (MCPS). In order to use the music and relevant recording from the library in an audio or visual production it is important for the production to be licensed. The MCPS acts as the Licensor on behalf of SGPML and it is to MCPS (details below) that the producer of the production should apply.
MCPS has a varied scale of charges depending on type of production, length of music and territory of exploitation etc. The License issued embraces both the music and recording right (Mechanical and Phonographic right). If the production is to be performed by broadcast means then the station or stations will have a PRS license but if the production is to be performed in other areas not covered by a PRS license then it may be necessary to obtain a license for this use.
On line services to MCPS and PRS can be obtained by email. Address for MCPS and PRS:
29-33 Berners Street
Tel: 020 7306 4972
Studio G details – email. Address:
22 Armoury Way
Tel: +44 (0)208 870 5670
Fax: +44 (0)208 874 5628