In the UK, the MCPS-PRS Alliance is the organization responsible for ensuring that composers, lyricists, and publishers are paid whenever their work is played, broadcast, downloaded, or copied. To make accurate royalty payments, the MCPS-PRS needed to improve its ability to track and match reported performances against its database.


  • Match large volumes of data with extreme accuracy
  • Reconcile multiple variations of the same data
  • Integrate data from multiple sources
The technology is living up to expectations. The key benefit realized was an improved automatic matching of reported music.
— Adrian Lotter
Information Systems Director
MCPS-PRS Alliance


  • Handled more than 200,000 searches per day
  • Processed more than 50 million matches in first year of implementation
  • Automated matches that previously required human oversight

Technologies Used