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.

As stipulated by the BBC, Radio 3 is subject to review once every five years and is seeking feedback on four main points - the station’s reach, quality, impact and value for money. The MPA, with the considerable input of several of its members, contributed to the UK Music submission.

The Music Publishers Association welcomes the news that the BBC Trust has rejected the BBC Executive’s proposal to close 6 Music, but notes with disappointment its acceptance of the proposal to close the Asian Network.

MPA chief executive Stephen Navin comments,

The public consultation on the BBC Strategy Review which threatens the closure of 6 Music and the Asian Network closed on Tuesday 25 May.You can read the UK Music submission by clicking on the file below.

ICMP response to EU study on collecting societies and cultural diversity, incorporating the response of the MPA