More than 75 music publishers belong to the MPA, many with international affiliates, subsidiaries, and distributorships.

Who should join MPA?

Any individual, partnership, association or corporation in the United States, engaged in the business of publishing musical works in printed or other form is eligible for membership. These include all entities which are the exclusive representatives in the U.S.A. of foreign musical works.

Benefits of membership

In addition to fostering a community of publishers, members obtain voting status, are invited to attend all meetings of the board, and are eligible to sit on the committees. Members gain access to the MPA officers, board members, committees, counsel, and are encouraged to take an active role in MPA meetings and activities.

Member companies are invited to send an unlimited number of representatives to the annual meeting. All members receive the minutes from each board meeting. These include monthly reports from the standing committees with extensive and timely updates on pressing issues relevant to music publishers. The minutes provide members with comprehensive information regarding technological developments effecting music publishing, as well as detailed reports on legal and legislative activity in the area of copyright. The MPA membership benefits from representation at the major music industry organization meetings and events via the MPA’s liaison with each organization. Each member benefits from the value of being a part of a united voice promoting print music publisher positions through the MPA’s national copyright education programs and ongoing efforts to protect and preserve intellectual property rights throughout the world.

How to become a member

Prospective members should fill out our online Application for Membership, which will be automatically forwarded to the MPA Administrator. The application process requires the potential member company to submit three scores and its most recent catalog, which are then reviewed by the MPA Executive Board of Directors.

Once membership is approved, payment of dues will be requested. Below is the fee schedule for MPA dues:

Class Gross Volume Annual Dues
AA in excess of $25,000,000 $2,500
A between $10,000,000 & $25,000,000 $2,000
B between $5,000,000 & $10,000,000 $1,500
C between $2,500,000 & $5,000,000 $1,000
D between $1,000,000 & $2,500,000 $750
E between $500,000 & $1,000,000 $500
F between $250,000 & $500,000 $350
G between $100,000 & $250,000 $150
H between $50,000 & $100,000 $100
I Less than $50,000 $50

Questions about membership and the application process may be sent to [email protected].