Fran Nevrkla

  1. Jonathan Morrish Relinquishes Full-Time PR Post At U.K.’s PPL

    March 06, 2014 6:21 AM EST U.K. industry veteran Jonathan Morrish is stepping down as director, PR and corporate communications at British collecting society Phonographic Performance Ltd, though he will stay on as a regular member of the team.  Morrish has accepted a broad- ...

  2. U.K. PPL Chairman Fran Nevrkla Calls For Stronger Gov't Support, British Prime Minister David Cameron Chimes In

    June 05, 2013 8:43 PM EDT The pertinent issue of stronger government support for the music and creative industries was addressed from two opposing viewpoints in London on Wednesday (June 5). Speaking at the annual general meeting of U.K. licensing body PPL, which took pl ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. U.K. Music Biz Reacts To Fourth Place Slide In International Rankings

    April 05, 2011 8:05 AM EDT The United Kingdom's music industry may have slipped to fourth place on the IFPI's world rankings, but it is still performing robustly in a number of key areas, say U.K. execs. According to international trade body IFPI, Germany has now ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. PPL, ADAMI Strike Reciprocal Deal

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT British music services organization PPL has forged a groundbreaking accord with counterpart ADAMI in France. Through the reciprocal agreement, unveiled today, thousands of performers in both countries will benefit from the deal and will now be ent ...

  9. U.K. Biz Forms United Front On C'right Term

    July 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Just hours after the U.K. government poured cold water on hopes for an extension to the term of copyright on sound recordings, the U.K. music industry has vowed to push ahead with its campaign. In a show of solidarity, representatives from the BPI ...

  10. PPL's Nevrkla Joins U.S. Copyright Alliance Board

    June 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fran Nevrkla, chairman and CEO of U.K. collecting society Phonographic Performance Ltd, has become the first European-based executive to be appointed to the board of the U.S.-based Copyright Alliance. Nevrkla is now the seventh member on the board ...

  11. U.K. Biz Gathers For PPL AGM

    June 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Britain's PPL will continue fighting for an extension in the term of copyright on sound recordings -and intends to draw Britain's incoming Prime Minister into the debate. Speaking on stage at the society's annual general meeting tod ...

  12. PPL, PAMRA, AURA Merger Completed

    January 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST PPL has completed its merger with PAMRA and AURA, creating a new body which it says represent the "most fundamental change" in the U.K. collecting society's seventy-three year history. London-based PPL (Phonographic Performance Limi ...

  13. Britain's VPL Reports 2004 Gains

    November 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST The rapid spread of music video channels helped British collecting society Video Performance Limited today (Nov. 10) report near-double-digit gains in full-year license fee income collections. The rapid spread of music video channels helped Britis ...

  14. A Society That Values Music Must Pay For It

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music is mankind's only universal language and arguably our greatest art form. Composers, songwriters, musicians, singers and famous artists of many nationalities have made enormous contributions to t The following is excerpted from a speech ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Britain's PPL Reports 2004 Gains

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British record company and performers collecting society Phonographic Performance Limited, which licenses and collects royalties for sound recording performances, has reported distributable income to LONDON -- British record company and performers ...

  19. Britain's PPL Reports 2004 Gains

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British record industry collecting society Phonographic Performance Limited has reported distributable income to its members of £71.5 million ($134.6 million) in 2004, up from £68.7 million British record industry collecting soci ...

  20. PPL/VPL Appoints Finance Director

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British record industry collecting society Phonographic Performance Limited and sister organization Video Performance Limited has appointed a new finance director and realigned some executive staff ro British record industry collecting society Pho ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. PPL, SoundExchange Forge Reciprocal Agreements

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The reciprocal agreement between Britain's Phonographic Performance Ltd. (PPL) and its U.S. counterpart, SoundExchange Inc., is viewed as a significant step forward in international cooperation betwee LONDON -- The reciprocal agreement betwee ...

  23. Hatch's Induce Act Targets P2P Services

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, introduced a late-session bill June 22 that would allow artists and labels to sue peer-to-peer companies that profit from e Hatch's Induce Act Targets P2P Services C ...

  24. 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 ...