Keep up to date with announcements and developments from PPL.
Keep up to date with announcements and developments from PPL.
The artists, who have been selected by a network of industry experts, are: Anna B Savage – Recording and marketing Aziya – Recording Chantelle Lee – Marketing and promotion Do Nothing – Recording Erin Bloomer – Marketing, promotion and touring Lucy Gooch – Recording and marketing Lyves – Marketing Meron Addis – Promotion and marketing […]
They will have a year-long unique experience working alongside Ivor Novello Award winning producer, songwriter and drummer Cassell The Beatmaker. Inside Track is delivered by Cassell’s community interest company In The Making, in partnership with PPL, The Ivors Academy and The Ivors Academy Trust. In the Making advances the progression of aspiring musicians and recording […]
The 15 Music Business students will connect with 15 industry mentors for 15-minutes each, followed by a 1-hour networking reception. These meetings will support them in building the networks and knowledge that are the foundation of a successful career in music. Supported by accomplished female executives from across the UK’s music sector, The Cat’s Mother […]
The British Music Embassy, SXSW’s destination for breakout UK music stars, today announces its live return to the festival with a bigger-than-ever presence. Previously an intimate 250-person showcase, the British Music Embassy will return in 2022 with a capacity of 700 at Cedar Street Courtyard, an open-air SXSW hotspot that will host the best of British music. This will be the first in-person British Music Embassy since 2019 as the 2020 edition of SXSW was one of the first major festivals to be cancelled as COVID-19 spread. That year the British Music Embassy pivoted to last-minute virtual showcases, with 2021’s edition of the British Music Embassy at SXSW also presenting virtual showcases.30 November 2021
Today at the PPL Annual Performer Meeting (APM), it was announced that PPL-registered performers have elected Decibelle Management founder Hannah Joseph as a Performer Director and have also re-elected Musicians’ Union General Secretary Horace Trubridge as a Performer Director. Both will sit on the PPL Performer Board and main PPL Board.25 November 2021
Anderson .Paak, the four times Grammy-winning US rapper, singer, producer and drummer has signed with music licensing company PPL for the administration of his international neighbouring rights collections. He will now benefit from the company’s leading service that collects performance royalties for the use of sound recordings around the world, joining a roster that also includes George Ezra, Rita Ora and ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus.09 November 2021
PRS Foundation, the UK’s leading charitable funder of new music and talent development, together with PPL, Creative Wales, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Invest Northern Ireland and Spotify reveal the next artists who will receive support from the pioneering PPL Momentum Music Fund.28 October 2021
Four music creators currently without financial backing, Alfie Neale, Cara Crosby-Irons, LOZ, Aaliyah Jasz are the first group to join Inside Track, a year-long, fully funded mentoring and development programme.25 October 2021
Mentoring organisation The Cat’s Mother Network and music licensing company PPL today announce the second instalment of their 2021 regional outreach programme. The two organisations will arrange a unique power hour of focused industry meetings at the PPL London offices in November for 15 students from De Montfort University, Leicester.18 October 2021
Today UK music licensing company PPL celebrates the tenth edition of the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award with a special chart revealing the most played SAY Award Shortlisted artists of the 21st Century. Paolo Nutini, the multi-platinum singer songwriter from Paisley takes the top spot, with Kilmarnock alternative rock group Biffy Clyro in second place and indie-rock band Franz Ferdinand ranked third.14 October 2021
UK music licensing company PPL is today announcing a reorganisation of its HR operations to provide an increased focus on the wellbeing and support of the company’s staff.12 October 2021
Today UK music licensing company PPL announces that P!nk is the most played female artist of the 21st Century in the UK, topping a chart made up of some of the most iconic women in music. PPL’s chart kickstarts celebrations for the fourth edition of National Album Day on Saturday 16 October, which honours the ‘art of the album’ and this year will spotlight women artists and their huge contribution to music and culture through the format.11 October 2021
Help Musicians’ Music Minds Matter service has seen demand nearly double in 2021, reflecting the impact the pandemic continues to have on musicians. Between 1 January and 30 September 2021, musicians accessing one-on-one counselling increased by 94.4% compared to the same period in 2020.08 October 2021
Founded in 1934, PPL is the UK music industry’s collective management organisation (CMO) for over 120,000 performers and record companies. We license recorded music in the UK when it is played in public (shops, bars, nightclubs, offices etc.) or broadcast (BBC, commercial radio, commercial TV etc.) and ensure that revenue flows back to our members. These include both independent and major record companies, together with performers ranging from emerging grassroots artists through to established session musicians and globally renowned artists. PPL’s public performance licensing is carried out on PPL’s behalf by PPL PRS Ltd, the joint venture between PPL and PRS for Music.
We also collect performance rights internationally when music is played overseas in public and used on TV, radio and some online streaming services, as well as for private copying. International royalties are an increasingly important revenue stream for performers and recording rightsholders.
In 2020, in total, we collected £225.7 million across all of our revenue streams, while also distributing money to over 135,000 performers and recording rightsholders.