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.
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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
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
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 email@example.com or call on 020 3741 3809.
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 membership to the SPML scheme (the ‘Membership Model’) and a sample of actual usage data collected from schools (the ‘Sampling Model’). If you would like to know more information about PMLL’s Dispute Handling Policy please read the PMLL Dispute Handling Procedure.
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