MCPS-PRS Alliance

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.

“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


Business Need

Match the musical works on the playlists to the musical works on the MCPS-PRS database.

Make accurate royalty payments to artists—thousands of different productions, songwriters, and songs.

Overcome variations that develop when information is flowing in from many sources. E.g. LENNON and McCARTNEY may also be submitted as “JOHN LENNON/ PAUL McCARTNEY.



Match large volumes of data with extreme accuracy.

Reconcile multiple variations of the same data.

Integrate data from multiple sources.


Solutions & Results

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

Informatica Identity Resolution

Increases operational efficiency and effectiveness with highly accurate, multilanguage identity data.

Success Stories

Condé Nast

Condé Nast goes from "data as a nuisance" to "data as an asset" with Informatica

Station Casinos

Reduced data input error rate from 80% to 1%.

Queensland Police Service

The Queensland Police Service saved 79 years of manual merging time and more than $4.4 million in staff salaries