REGISTERING WITH PRS FOR MUSIC
After adding the title of your work, make sure to mark that “Yes,” the work includes samples. Here you can add information on the title and writers of the original sample.
The Performance share should always add up to 100%. If you are a member of MCPS, you should also add yours and your co-writers’ Mechanical shares, which should also add up to 100%. If you have a publisher, you will be prompted to enter your agreement number. You can then add all writers associated with that publisher. Additional writers should be be added under “Uncontrolled Writers.” If any of those writers have publishers, you can add that information under “Uncontrolled Publishers.”
Example: In this example, we assume you are using a 15 second sample of a Category C track, and that you co-wrote the song with one co-writer and agreed to split the publishing evenly. The two sample writers are due 10%. In this scenario, you are the only writer with a publisher, and you are a member of MCPS. You would register the work as follows:
New Writer A, Performance: 45%
New Writer A Publisher, Mechanical: 45%
[Uncontrolled Writer] New Writer B, Performance: 45%, Mechanical: 45%
[Uncontrolled Writer] Sample Writer A, Performance: 5%, Mechanical: 5%
[Uncontrolled Writer] Sample Writer B, Performance: 5%, Mechanical: 5%
For more information, please see PRS’ tutorial videos.