The Music Publishers Association is the trade association for music publishers in the UK, with over 270 members, representing nearly 4,000 catalogues covering every genre of music. Their members include all three of the UK's "major" music publishers, independent pop publishers, classical publishers, production music publishers and also printed music publishers. They estimate that their members represent around 95% of publishing activity in the UK.
The Music Publishers Association exists to:
- safeguard and promote the interests of music publishers and the writers signed to them;
- represent these interests to government, the music industry, the media and the public;
- provide publishers with a forum, a collective voice and a wide range of benefits, services and training courses;
- promote an understanding of the value of music and the importance of copyright; and provide information and guidance to members of the public.