UK Music

UK Music is an industry-funded body established in October 2008 to represent the collective interests of the recorded, published and live arms of the British music industry. PPL is a member of UK Music alongside AIM, BPI, FAC, Ivors Academy, MMF, MPA, MPG, the MU, PRS for Music and UK Live Music.

UK music industry organisations


Association of Independent Music (AIM) is a trade body established in 1999 to provide a collective voice for the UK’s independent music industry.


The British Copyright Council is a not-for-profit organisation that provides a forum for discussion of copyright law and related issues at UK, European and International levels. The BCC is independent, receives no government funding and is the only organisation of its kind in the UK.


The British Recorded Music Industry (BPI) is the representative voice of the UK recorded music business, funded by their members. Report a copyright infringement to the BPI’s Anti-Piracy Unit.


Equity is the UK trade union for professional performers and creative practitioners.


The Featured Artists Coalition (FAC) campaigns for the protection of UK performers’ and musicians’ rights.

Ivors Academy

The Ivors Academy (formally known as BASCA) exists to support, protect and celebrate music creators in the UK.


The Music Managers Forum (MMF) UK is the largest representative body of Artist Management in the world.


The Music Publishers Association (MPA) exists to safeguard and promote the interests of music publishers and the writers signed to them.


The Music Producers Guild (MPG) was conceived and is supported by producers and engineers who are passionate about all aspects of making and recording music.


The Musicians’ Union (MU) is a globally-respected organisation which represents over 30,000 musicians working in all sectors of the music business.

PRS for Music

PRS for Music collects and distributes royalties on behalf of music writers, composers and publishers in the UK.

The BRIT School 

The BRIT School teaches students in BDC media, dance, music, musical theatre, technical theatre arts, theatre, visual arts and design and film and the digital arts.

International music industry organisations


The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) represents the recording industry worldwide with some 1,300 major and independent companies in almost 60 countries. It also has affiliated industry national groups in 56 countries.



The Societies’ Council for the Collective Management of Performers’ Rights (SCAPR) operates as an international platform for the development of the practical cooperation and collaborative working between performers’ collective management organisations (CMOs).

International collective management organisations

PPL has agreements with CMOs around the world through which we collect international royalties for our members.

Charity Partners


The British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) is a healthcare charity giving medical advice to people working and studying in the performing arts. PPL’s Chief Executive Officer, Peter Leathem, is the current Chair of BAPAM.

English Schools Orchestra

The English Schools’ Orchestra and Choir, founded in 1994, exists to provide the opportunity for talented young orchestral musicians and singers, still in full-time education, to meet and perform with other similarly talented young people from all over the country.

Music for Youth

Music for Youth is a national youth arts charity working to provide young people aged 21 and under across the UK with free, life-changing performance and progression opportunities, regardless of background or musical style.

Young Persons Concert Foundation

The Young Persons Concert Foundation (YPCF) is a unique music charity, helping young people to appreciate and enjoy music through workshops and live orchestral concerts.

Young Musicians' Symphony Orchestra 

The Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra is Britain’s leading orchestra for young musicians on the threshold of their professional careers. It provides invaluable experience to those who are studying or have recently completed their training but are not yet established in the profession.

PRS Foundation

PRS Foundation is one of the UK’s leading charitable funders of new music and talent development across all genres. PPL has been supporting PRS Foundation’s PPL Momentum Music Fund and International Showcase Fund since 2016.