PPL is a long-term, proactive supporter of complete and accurate recording metadata:

  • It is a board member of DDEX, which sets the standards for the use and exchange of data in the music industry and encourages their use
  • It built and runs RDx, the IFPI and WIN data portal which allows record labels to supply standardised recording metadata to music licensing companies worldwide
  • It has established collaborations with other music technology businesses which help achieve its aim for complete and accurate metadata, including Session, Creative Passport, Sound Credit and VEVA Sound
  • It manages a repertoire database of more than 20 million recordings, using industry-leading technology to monitor track usage, maximise collections and pay out royalties quickly


Peter Leathem, Chief Executive Officer at PPL, said:

“The launch of Credits Due is a welcome step towards a harmonised metadata system for the global music industry and PPL is looking forward to working closely with The Ivors Academy and the Music Rights Awareness Foundation to help build a digital music ecosystem that works for everyone. Great strides have already been made in the last decade to introduce standards and technologies that allow metadata to be more easily collected and shared by artists, performers, songwriters, labels, publishers and collection societies, and these developments have supported a decade of growth in PPL’s collections and distributions of neighbouring rights royalties. By supporting further improvements to metadata accuracy, Credits Due and PPL will be making it even easier to accurately pay creators for their hard work – an important goal as our sector returns to growth post-pandemic.”


Björn Ulvaeus, Co-Founder of Music Rights Awareness Foundation, said:

“I could not be happier with the fantastic launch of the Credits Due initiative at the Ivor Novello Awards on 21st September and the incredible backing already received from both individuals and organisations across the global music industry. I would like to thank PPL – a company that continues to champion the rights of performers and recording rightsholders – for pledging their support to Credits Due and helping to raise awareness of this important cause.”