ppl pays out £14.7 million of international revenue in q3 distribution

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 73 CMOs around the world, with significant payments from CMOs in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain and USA.

PPL helps tens of thousands of performers and recording rightsholders maximise such international neighbouring rights royalty income for their work, including 8x Grammy winner Anderson .Paak, ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus, number one artist Rita Ora and producer, DJ and member of Swedish House Mafia Steve Angello. It has 105 agreements in place with CMOs across Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America, ensuring its mandated members’ rights are represented in many of the world’s biggest music markets. The company has also invested heavily in technology that further improves data accuracy and processing, helping revenues reach performers and recording rightsholders more efficiently.

In addition to the international revenue, also included in this distribution payment is more than £1.9 million from PPL’s sister company VPL, which licenses music videos when they are played in public or broadcast on TV. The revenue being distributed to independent recording rightsholder members of VPL and other CMOs relates to the use of their music videos by MTV’s channels across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Peter Leathem, Chief Executive Officer at PPL, said:

“We are proud to be able to make another significant quarterly payment of international revenue to those performers and recording rightsholders that mandate us to represent their neighbouring rights around the world. PPL collects more international neighbouring rights revenue than any other administrator or organisation, making us the leading company in the sector. We are the smart choice for those looking to maximise their international neighbouring rights income.”