When a track is recorded in a studio there can be many contributors to the final recording – and this will sometimes also include the studio producer. Where a studio producer does not give an audible contribution (such as vocals or instrumentals) they may still be eligible to receive royalties from PPL if they conduct (or provide a similar musical direction) to another performer's live performance as it is being recorded.
As not all studio producers on a track will provide this kind of contribution, PPL typically asks for written confirmation from the featured performers on a track that they agree with a studio producer's claim.
In the past supplying this confirmation to PPL has not been administratively easy for studio producers. However, PPL's new Eligible Studio Producer Form offers a simple, practical solution for studio producers to claim royalties. The form must be completed by both parties and submitted to PPL for a claim to be made.