Sigala moves to PPL for international collections
Chart-topping artist Sigala has moved to PPL for the administration of his international neighbouring rights collections. By choosing PPL, Sigala will join the likes of George Ezra, ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus and Rita Ora in benefitting from the company’s international collections service.
Since his debut single ‘Easy Love’ earned him a UK no.1 in 2015, Sigala has released seven UK top 10 and ten UK top 40 singles, achieving huge commercial success with his brand of uplifting house music. He has collaborated with the likes of Nile Rodgers, Craig David and John Newman, and his song ‘Lullaby’ with Paloma Faith was the sixth most played track in the UK in 2018. His debut album ‘Brighter Days‘ is already a BRIT Certified Breakthrough album, officially silver status selling over 136k in the UK alone and was the highest charting dance debut album of 2018. Sigala is currently still climbing the charts with ‘Heaven On my Mind’ – another collaborative Top 20 summer smash with the UK’s Becky Hill.
PPL offers a highly competitive, commercially-minded neighbouring rights service which Sigala will now benefit from, working to ensure he is paid when his recorded music is played outside of the UK. The company has over 100 agreements in place with collective management organisations (CMOs) across Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America, and a team of neighbouring rights experts who manage the rights of 95,000 performers and recording rightsholders who have asked PPL to collect their royalties internationally. The company has also invested heavily in cutting-edge technology that further improves data accuracy, data processing and helps revenues reach music creators more efficiently.
Charlie Arme, Co-Founder of Tileyard Music said:
“Both Bruce (Sigala) and I are very happy to announce PPL collecting worldwide moving forwards. Knowing the team at PPL for a significant period of time whilst seeing their passion and energy has made us extremely confident that they offer clients both the forensic insight and personal touch to give a brilliant service to performers and their representatives.”
Peter Leathem, Chief Executive Officer at PPL said:
“Sigala has had a succession of popular hits over the last five years and has developed a catalogue of recordings for which PPL is proud to collect. Through the quality of our data, IT infrastructure and people we will be able to maximise his international neighbouring rights royalties. In total in 2019 we collected £86.7 million internationally for all those performers and recording rightsholders that we represent, reflecting the positive results of PPL’s high quality operations.
Sigala will also benefit from our place at the heart of the international neighbouring rights community. We have strong relationships with our counterparts around the world and a voice in the global discussions on rights management, through which we work to grow the market further for the benefit of performers and recording rightsholders around the world. We welcome Sigala and are delighted he has chosen us to represent him.”