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  1. UK's PPL Posts Record Revenues, Lambasts London Olympics, Global Digital Media Owners

    June 13, 2012 2:15 PM EDT Despite announcing its best annual financial results in the organization's 78-year history with total license fee income jumping 7% in 2011, speakers at today's (June 13) annual general meeting for PPL, the licensing body representing U. ...

  2. PPL CEO Fran Nevrkla Steps Down; Announces 2010 Licensing Revenue Up 10.7%

    June 08, 2011 6:25 AM EDT It was also announced today that long-standing chief executive officer Fran Nevrkla is to step down from his role as CEO of PPL, the U.K. licensing body for record companies and performers, and the video licensing company VPL effective January 1 2 ...

  3. Jail Sentences For U.K. Pirates

    July 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. music bodies the BPI and PPL are hailing the success of a joint legal action which has resulted in prison sentences for the father and son team behind a operation selling pirated music to clubs in north-east England. Labels body the BPI and n ...

  4. Copyright Tribunal 'Setback' Dominates PPL's AGM

    June 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Disappointment in the U.K. Copyright Tribunal's refusal to overturn its drastic reduction of tariffs charged to the hospitality sector dominated discussions at the Annual General Meeting of PPL , the U.K. music licensing organization, held to ...

  5. PPL Results Hit By $26 Million Refund

    June 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. neighboring rights organization PPL 's income fell in 2009 as a result of the Copyright Tribunal decision that went against it. In its annual report, presented at the AGM in London today (June 9), PPL revealed that refunds totaled £18.1 ...

  6. PPL Strikes New Deal For Germany

    May 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The U.K.'s neighboring rights society PPL has joined with other international societies in a new partnership with GVL in Germany. ADAMI (France), AIE (Spain), RAAP (Ireland) and SENA (Holland) have also reached an agreement with the German so ...

  7. PPL International Revenues Up 40%

    April 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. recorded music licensing body PPL collected £21.6 million ($33.2 million) of international revenues in 2009, an increase of 40% on 2008. PPL has 45 deals across 24 different countries, which represent 90% in value terms of the performance rig ...

  8. Rogue Jukebox Firm Shut Down

    March 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. licensing organization PPL and trade body the BPI have succeeded in their prosecution of Access All Areas, a company involved in illegally manufacturing and distributing digital audio and video jukeboxes within the U.K. leisure industry. Gate ...

  9. U.K.'s PPL Aims To Raise Its Profile

    August 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. neighboring rights collecting society PPL is looking to boost its profile by ramping up its marketing efforts. Kate Finley, the former commercial marketing manager at British national TV broadcster Channel 4, has joined PPL in the newly creat ...

  10. U.K. Musicians Appeal To PM On Term Extension

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST PPL, the licensing body for U.K. performers and record labels, has taken the next step in its fight to extend the copyright term for musicians by signing a letter to British prime minister Gordon Brown. The letter, which includes the signatures of ...

  11. PPL, URADEX Strike Reciprocal Deal

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT British music services organization PPL has struck a reciprocal deal with the Belgian performer society URADEX, covering rights from public performance, broadcast and private copying of sound recordings in the U.K. and Belgium. The accord, unveile ...

  12. Burnham Keeps 'Open Mind' On 50-Year C'right Term

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Andy Burnham, Britain's culture secretary, has reached out to the U.K. music industry with a show of support, while promising to keep an "open mind" on the rumbling debate that is the 50-year term of copyright issue. Speaking at col ...

  13. PPL Reports Double-Digital 2007 Growth

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Phonographic Performance Ltd has reported a broadly positive set of results for 2007, a year in which the U.K. neighboring rights collecting society's license fee income exceeded the £100 million ($196 million) mark for the first time. Licens ...

  14. PPL, ACTRA PRS Strike Reciprocal Pact

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST British music services organization PPL has forged a reciprocal deal with the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists Performers' Rights Society (ACTRA PRS). Through the retroactive accord, unveiled today, members of PPL and ...

  15. PPL Strikes Hat-trick Of Reciprocal Deals

    November 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Britain's PPL used the platform of its inaugural annual performer meeting in London last night to unveil a string of new reciprocal accords. The collecting society has forged agreements with counterparts RPA in Russia, Italy's IMAIE and ...

  16. PPL Backs Anti-Gun Campaign

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST U.K. collecting society PPL has teamed with Urban Concepts to back the socially-conscious body's national anti-gun campaign. Music is at the nub of a new annual project, "Don't Trigger," which intends to alert Britons on the ri ...

  17. Progress In PPL, PAMRA, AURA Merger

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Harris joins as performer affairs directors. The proposed merger of Britain's three collecting societies representing performers has moved a stage closer to completion. The formal contractual documentation to form a single entity between Phon ...

  18. Progress In PPL, PAMRA, AURA Merger

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST The proposed merger of Britain's three collecting societies representing performers has moved a stage closer to completion. The proposed merger of Britain's three collecting societies representing performers has moved a stage closer to c ...

  19. PPL Names Head Of International

    June 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Laurence Oxenbury previously CEO at BECS. PPL, the U.K. record companies and performers collection society, has appointed Laurence Oxenbury to be the organization’s head of international. The newly created position will give Oxenbury, previously C ...

  20. OFT OKs U.K. Collecting Societies Merger

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT PPL, AURA, PAMRA to press ahead with integration. PPL, AURA, PAMRA to press ahead with integration. News ...

  21. PPL Chief Blasts Music Licensees

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fran Nevrkla, chairman/CEO of British record industry collecting society Public Performance Limited, lashed out at its music licensees, citing their "sheer deceit" and asking for fair and decent busin LONDON -- Fran Nevrkla, chairman/CEO ...

  22. PPL Chief Blasts Music Licensees

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U.K. right society asks for fair practices. Fran Nevrkla, chairman/CEO of British record industry collecting society Public Performance Limited, lashed out at its music licensees, citing their "sheer deceit" and asking for fair and decen ...

  23. PPL Chief Blasts Music Licensees

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fran Nevrkla, chairman/CEO of British record industry collecting society Public Performance Limited, lashed out at its music licensees, citing their "sheer deceit" and asking for fair and decent busin Fran Nevrkla, chairman/CEO of Britis ...

  24. Kakar Takes Reins At Universal Music India

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lazarus becomes IMI, PPL president. Lazarus becomes IMI, PPL president. News ...

  25. Collecting Society PPL Brings Case Against U.K. Gov't

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Collecting society PPL has taken legal action against the British government for failing to implement a European directive that would extend the circumstances under which royalties should be paid for LONDON -- Collecting society PPL has taken lega ...

  26. U.K.'s PPL Forms New Government Relations Role

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Dominic McGonigal will coordinate PPL's lobbying efforts in his new role as director of government relations. LONDON -- British collecting society PPL has created a new position, director of government relations, who will coordinate the organ ...

  27. U.K.'s PPL Creates Gov't Relations Post

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British collecting society Phonographic Performance Ltd (PPL) has elevated Dominic McGonigal to the new role of director, government relations. Effective immediately, McGonigal assumes responsibility British collecting society Phonographic Perform ...

  28. PPL Signs On Nevrkla As Chairman/CEO

    January 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner U.K. vet signs 3-year deal Fran Nevrkla has signed a new three-year contract as chairman/CEO of British collection society Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL). Nevrkla, former director of commercial and business affairs at Warner Music U ...