Main search screen

The PPL Label Search facility and supporting PPL Member/Label Schedule are designed for use primarily by PPL's licensees to check the identity of PPL’s Record Company Members and their respective labels.

The main search screen allows you to search by a PPL Member or its associated label(s). The PPL Member/Label Schedule also lists all PPL Record Company Members and their respective label(s) as a convenient downloadable list.

PPL has a network of agreements with certain Music Licensing Companies (MLCs) in other countries.  PPL Member/Label Search facility can also be used to search for labels that may provide rights to PPL by virtue of such arrangements (as compared to labels associated with a direct PPL Record Company Member). 

The PPL Member/Label Schedule also separately lists the MLC labels in respect of which PPL may control UK rights by virtue of arrangements with MLCs.  Please note that this separate list is not a list of PPL Record Company Members. PPL will typically control a more limited scope of rights for such labels represented by MLCs.  Please contact PPL on tvbroadcasting@ppluk.com with any queries regarding using MLC repertoire.

Search results screen

The search results screen displays results under the following headings:

  • Label Name (e.g. XL, Polydor);
  • Member Name (i.e. the legal entity that is a direct PPL Record Company Member); and
  • MLC Source (e.g. SENA, GVL).

Depending on the type of search conducted, a search may result in the identification of a Label Name together with an MLC Source. Where these two fields are provided, the search result would effectively be identifying a label controlled by an MLC, which has granted rights to PPL by virtue of an agreement PPL has entered with the MLC.

PPL does not always receive label information from MLCs and therefore label information will not always show in search results based on MLC Source information.

Additional Conditions of use

Unless otherwise expressly stated in writing by PPL, the PPL Member/Label Search facility (and PPL Member/Label Schedule) is for general research purposes only.

The PPL Member/Label Search facility and PPL Member/Label Schedule are intended to provide PPL’s licensees with the details of PPL’s Record Company Members and their respective labels as at the date provided.  PPL has compiled the search database and schedule based on information supplied by its members and the data will naturally be subject to change from time to time (for instance due to company name changes and label rebranding).  In addition, there may be record companies or labels, which are not PPL members, but which have identical or similar names to those listed in the schedule. In the event of any doubt concerning the PPL Member/Label Schedule or search results generated by the PPL Member/Label Search facility, PPL advises users to raise any queries with PPL directly on tvbroadcasting@ppluk.com.

Information provided within this service should not be interpreted as a representation of what repertoire might be controlled by PPL or all of the uses for which that repertoire is licensed by PPL.  

Users of the PPL Member/Label Search facility and PPL Member/Label Schedule acquire no rights in any of the information provided or the copyright works to which the information relates. Neither the provision of the search facility or schedule by PPL, nor the use of these by any user, constitute any form of offer or grant of a licence. Users of the PPL Member/Label Search facility and the PPL Member/Label Schedule may use the information provided for their internal business purposes only and shall not use it for any other purpose.

PPL endeavours to keep the information provided via the PPL Member/Label Search facility and PPL Member/Label Schedule up-to-date and correct, though makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, regarding the completeness, accuracy, reliability, or suitability of the information (and any such representation or warranties are excluded to the full extent permitted by law). Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will PPL be liable for any loss or damage (including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage) arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this Repertoire Search facility by any user.

PPL aims to keep this service running smoothly. However, PPL takes no responsibility, and will not be liable, for the PPL Member/Label Search facility and/or PPL Member/Label Schedule being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control. PPL reserves the right to suspend or withdraw this service at any time, without notice.

If you have any enquiries regarding the PPL Member/Label Search facility or the PPL Member/Label Schedule, please contact PPL on tvbroadcasting@ppluk.com.