The Music Publishers Association (MPA) has around 270 members, both major and independent, covering all musical genres. The MPA exists to safeguard and promote the interests of music publishers and the writers signed to them and to represent these interests to Government, the music industry, the media and the public. The MPA provides its members with a collective voice and a wide range of benefits, services and training courses. MPA also delivers trade missions to the US, Japan, Australia and European territories. These missions provide members with direct access to international markets and give an unrivalled opportunity to meet a large number of key players in a short space of time.