The MPA makes submissions on behalf of its members to Government and to other relevant bodies. The MPA also feeds into policy papers submitted by other umbrella organisations where they are relevant to music publishers, or to the wider music industry as a whole. The MPA is a member of UK Music, the body representing the collective interests of the UK’s commercial music industry, and of ICMP, the body representing the interests of the music publishing community globally.

This technical consultation was on the draft secondary legislation, to be known as The Copyright (Extended Collective Licensing) Regulations. Extended Collective Licensing (ECL) is a type of licensing that allows an authorised collecting society to extend an existing collective licence so that it can license on behalf of all rights holders in the sector, except those who opt out.

The Copyright and Duration of Rights in Performances Regulations 2013 were laid in Parliament on 18 July 2013. The statuatory instrument which implements the EU Copyright Term Extension Directive comes into force on 1 November 2013.

The Department for Education has published a new draft of the national curriculum, updating the draft which was put out for public consultation 5 months ago.

Part 6 of the ERR Act, “Miscellaneous and general”, contains a number of clauses relating to copyright. In particular, clause 77 relates to Orphan Works Licensing and Extended Collective Licensing.

On 1 March 2013, Stephen Navin wrote to Nick Ashworth outlining the MPA's response to the Consultation on the implementation of Directive 2011/77/EU.

The Government’s response to the consultation on copyright exceptions and clarifying copyright law.

The Government sets out its policy positions on Orphan Works Schemes, Extended Collective Licensing and Codes of Conduct for Collection societies.

The Directive on Collective Rights Management was published by the EU Commission with an aim to improve transparency and corporate governance of collection societies and to enable efficient multi territory licensing of musical works.