Rita Ora signs with PPL for international neighbouring rights collections

The ‘RIP’ and ‘Anywhere’ star signs with PPL to collect royalties when her music is played internationally.

Rita Ora has moved to market-leading collective management organisation (CMO) PPL for the administration of her international neighbouring rights collections outside the US.  

The singer and actress joins an extensive existing roster of high profile artists for whom PPL already collects on an international basis. PPL recorded its highest-ever international quarterly payment in September 2017 with £18.5 million being paid out to its performer and record label members.

Peter Leathem, Chief Executive at PPL commented: “We are delighted to welcome Rita Ora to the PPL family. She is a multi-talented artist with a very distinctive sound and an impressive catalogue of hits behind her. Our team of specialists work tirelessly when it comes to maximising our members’ international collections and we look forward to working with her and her team.” 

In November 2017, Rita Ora hosted the 2017 MTV EMAs live from London’s SSE Arena, Wembley. She made a return to music with the release of ‘Your Song’ in May and then followed this up in October with ‘Anywhere’, co-written with Andrew Watt, a track that combines her unmistakeable modern soul with classic 1990s elements and an exhilarating bassline. Ora has released or been featured on 16 singles to-date, including appearances on four UK number ones.

PPL has a market-leading international collections business, with 86 agreements now in place across 41 countries from the USA, throughout Europe, and in South America and Asia, helping members to maximise their revenue when their repertoire is broadcast and used overseas. In 2016, the organisation’s international revenues were up 32 per cent year-on-year to a record breaking £49.1 million in total.  One of the key reasons behind the company’s success is PPL’s robust relationships with CMOs internationally, working directly with them in order to maximise the revenue for its members. These include grassroots artists through to world-renowned names, as well as independent record labels. 

For further information or interviews, please contact:

Clive Drew, PPL 0207 534 1262 / 07703 729095   / clive.drew@ppluk.com

Follow @ppluk on Twitter to stay up to date with all news and updates.