Does PRS Collect Mechanical Royalties?

PRS is a Performance Rights Organization.

No! Mechanical royalties due from streams, downloads, and physical sales are not collected by performance societies, such as PRS. 100% of all mechanical royalties must be collected by a publisher.

As your publishing administrator, Songtrust will register your songs with mechanical rights societies and digital sources globally to collect these royalties and pay them out to you.

The graph below helps to demonstrate how mechanical royalties are collected.

Mechanical Royalty Flow Chart (1)


*note - the mechanical society for the UK is MCPS (which is part of PRS), not HFA. However, the concept is the same. You can learn more about MCPS here.

Here is a full list of our mechanical sources.