Keep up to date with announcements and developments from PPL.
Keep up to date with announcements and developments from PPL.
2021’s record international collections are a result of a number of factors. PPL has continued to work on improving recording metadata and the identification of recording usage, which has helped it to claim and collect more revenue. PPL has worked with other collective management organisations (CMOs) to do this, notably using the Virtual Recording Database […]
PPL collects neighbouring rights royalties overseas where recorded music is used and rights exist for radio or TV broadcasting, cable retransmission, public performance, private copying or dubbing. This quarter’s total is made up of international revenues collected from 41 collective management organisations (CMOs) around the world, with significant payments from CMOs in Germany, the US, […]
The long-awaited return of SXSW in Austin saw PPL join its British Music Embassy partners this past month and showcase the best new British music. More than 60 British artists performed to audiences at the 700 capacity Cedar Street Courtyard across 12 outstanding showcases. 35 of these acts, including Wet Leg, Mace The Great, Yard […]
In today’s Q1 distribution of international revenue, PPL will pay £26.3 million to more than 26,000 performers and recording rightsholders, either as direct members of PPL or indirectly through other CMOs.31 March 2022
Earlier this month, PPL announced a new agreement with SFH, Iceland’s neighbouring rights collective management organisation (CMO) for performers and recording rightsholders, to deliver Business Services over the next five years. In this article, we explain more about Business Services and how PPL supports its fellow CMOs around the world with their goal to ensure performers and recording rightsholders get paid.31 March 2022
The long-awaited return of SXSW in Austin saw PPL join its British Music Embassy partners this past month and showcase the best new British music. More than 60 British artists performed to audiences at the 700 capacity Cedar Street Courtyard across 12 outstanding showcases. 35 of these acts, including Wet Leg, Mace The Great, Yard […]31 March 2022
To mark International Women’s Day, PPL’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Partner, Tomi Oyewumi, hosted a #BreakTheBias themed discussion with her fellow colleagues to explore their personal lived experiences of being women in the music industry. In this article we provide a wider update on the work of PPL in this priority area of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI).31 March 2022
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 artists that will receive support from the pioneering PPL Momentum Music Fund.22 March 2022
SFH, Iceland’s neighbouring rights collective management organisation (CMO) for performers and recording rightsholders, has signed a five-year deal for PPL’s Business Services offer. The deal will see PPL support SFH with the distribution of royalties to performers and recording rightsholders based outside of Iceland, helping to increase the amount of money distributed by SFH. SFH will continue to manage domestic royalty distributions.09 March 2022
Supported artists include Anna B Savage, Los Bitchos, Mace the Great MEMES, Nova Twins, Poppy Ajudha and Yard Act03 March 2022
The British Music Embassy, SXSW’s venue for break-out UK music stars, today announces seven more artists, finalising its line-up of the best new British music. Band-of-the-moment and BBC Sound of 2022 alumni Wet Leg join the bill alongside Maisie Peters, the up-and-coming singer-songwriter who counts Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift amongst her fans. Joining them are producer, songwriter, vocalist and visual artist Babii, Black feminist punk band Big Joanie, alt-trio Calva Louise, contemporary R&B artist and singer/songwriter Col3trane and five-piece Irish band Just Mustard. They join an already exceptional line-up of British artists, including Baby Queen, Priya Ragu, Self Esteem and Yard Act.01 March 2022
Today UK music licensing company PPL and independent empowerment body Action for Diversity & Development (ADD) announce a partnership that will help tackle underrepresentation at senior levels in the music industry and support those with protected characteristics (particularly race, gender, disability and religion), who are not progressing within organisations. PPL will provide funding to ADD to help with start-up and outreach costs, while ADD will support PPL in ensuring there are no barriers to opportunity for staff from underrepresented groups.23 February 2022
UK music licensing company PPL collected a record £94 million of international monies in 2021 (9.4% up on 2020), reinforcing its position as the world’s leading international neighbouring rights company. Neighbouring rights royalties are collected when sound recordings are played in public, such as in shops, bars, nightclubs and offices, copied for private use, or broadcast on TV and radio or online.10 February 2022
Founded in 1934, PPL is the UK music industry’s collective management organisation (CMO) for more than 130,000 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.