PPL

  1. U.K. Collection Society PPL Had a 'Very Good' 2015

    April 26, 2016 11:46 AM EDT Collections at U.K. music licensing company PPL grew to £197 million ($288 million) in 2015, an increase of 5 percent on the previous year. Fueling the growth was an increase in revenues across PPL’s three major income streams: public performance, ...

  2. UK's PPL Grows Revenues To $300 Million, 'Get Lucky' Tops Most-Played Poll

    June 04, 2014 1:34 PM EDT U.K. music licensing company PPL grew revenues to £176.9 million ($296.5 million) in 2013, a 4% increase on the previous year, it was announced at the organization's AGM, held today in Central London. Broadcast and online income accounted for ...

  3. Publishing Briefs: Sony/ATV's Neighboring Rights Division Signs Pharrell, Robin Thicke, More; Printz Board to Atlas; Disney Nabs TRiON

    May 20, 2014 9:45 AM EDT -- The neighboring rights division launched by Sony/ATV Music Publishing last year has announced a spree of signings including such artists as Pharrell Williams , Robin Thicke , Nile Rodgers , Clean Bandit and the estate of Lou Reed to a roster th ...

  4. U.K. Record Labels Generated One-Fifth Of Revenue From 'Diversified' Income Streams in 2011

    October 04, 2012 10:20 AM EDT The value of diversifying income streams has been illustrated by new figures released by British labels trade body the BPI. According to the BPI, a fifth (20.5%) of all U.K. record company turnover in 2011 came from revenues generated outside of t ...

  5. Dispute Between London Olympics and Musicians Union Heats Up

    July 27, 2012 7:35 PM EDT As the final preparations are being made for tonight's London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony - which is expected to be watched by a global audience of close to 1 billion people - an ongoing dispute between the Olympic organizing committee LOCO ...

  6. 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. ...

  7. U.K. Music Launches Equality & Diversity Charter

    February 09, 2012 1:23 PM EST Keith Harris, director of performer affairs at U.K. collecting society PPL and spokesperson for the Alliance for Diversity in Music & Media (ADMM), horrified an audience of music and media folk yesterday (Feb. 8) at the launch of the British m ...

  8. Adele, Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver Among U.K.'s Independent Music Award Nominees

    October 13, 2011 11:27 AM EDT Adele, Vampire Weekend and Bon Iver are among the acts vying for the inaugural AIM Independent Music Awards. British guitar bands The xx, Friendly Fires and The Horrors - all of whom are signed to London-based XL Recordings, label home to Adele - ...

  9. Universal Music Strikes Direct Licensing Deal With Last.fm

    July 15, 2011 10:55 AM EDT Universal Music Group is to license its repertoire direct to streaming service Last.fm - sidestepping its previous arrangement with collection societies such as United Kingdom organization PPL. The news follows the announcement earlier this year t ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. PRS For Music, U.K. Royalty Collection Society, Predicts Difficult 2011

    May 31, 2011 8:23 AM EDT PRS for Music, the U.K.'s royalties-collecting society, can expect a rough ride this year, after an equally difficult one in 2010, declared CEO Robert Ashcroft at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) last Thursday (May 26). Speaking to an audienc ...

  12. Alison Balsom, Il Divo, Vilde Frang Win 2011 Classic BRIT Awards

    May 13, 2011 11:40 AM EDT Alison Balsom with her 2011 Female Artists of the Year Classic Brit Award. British trumpeter Alison Balsom bagged her third Classic BRIT award last night (May 12) and her second as Female Artist of the Year securing her place as one of the UK' ...

  13. How Germany Overtook The U.K. To Become Europe's Largest Music Market

    April 11, 2011 2:58 PM EDT Having long played second fiddle to the United Kingdom, Germany now ranks as the largest music market in Europe, according to international music trade body IFPI. The reversal was announced last week with the publication of IFPI's annual &quo ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Business Matters: Jack White, DDEX, Spotify and more

    December 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Jack White On Limited Edition Vinyl -- Jack White’s Third Man Records releases limited edition vinyl. Some pieces of vinyl end up on eBay and can sell for hundreds of dollars. So, Third Man recent ...

  16. PPL Signs With AFM/AFTRA Fund

    November 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. neighboring rights organization PPL has announced a new agreement with the AFM/AFTRA Intellectual Property Rights Distribution Fund in the U.S. It is the first time PPL has worked with the AFM/AFTRA Fund. The Fund comes from SoundExchange-adm ...

  17. Stars Salute Tom Jones In London

    November 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Kelly Jones of rock act Stereophonics and Cerys Matthews sang for fellow Welsh artist Tom Jones as the veteran singer was honored with the Music Industry Trusts' Award - the MITs - in London. Jones - or Sir Tom Jones to use his formal title, ...

  18. In The City Day 2: Bertis Downs Talks New REM Album

    October 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "What we need is a revolution. What we've got is an erosion," former Warner Music U.K. chairman Rob Dickins told delegates during an impassioned opening address at day two of U.K. music conference In The City. Speaking alongside Ber ...

  19. PPL Inks New Zealand Deal

    September 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT PPL has secured a new contract with Phonographic Performance New Zealand (PPNZ), who license sound recording performance rights in New Zealand. The contract means the U.K. neighboring righs society and PPNZ will now manage each other's repert ...

  20. Pure Radio Launches Cloud-Based Music Service

    August 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. radio manufacturer Pure has unveiled a cloud-based music service that will enable users to purchase songs they hear on the set at the touch of a button. The FlowSongs service was unveiled at a London launch today (Aug. 11) and attracted execu ...

  21. U.K. Court Overturns Video Royalty Ruling

    August 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT VPL, which licenses the broadcast and performance of music videos in the U.K., has won its appeal against a Copyright Tribunal decision on royalty rates. In September 2009, the Tribunal ruled in favor of music television company CSC Media Group Li ...

  22. PRS Report Says U.K. Music Industry Up 5% In 2009

    August 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. music industry has performed well during turbulent times. In fact, it was up 5% last year, according to a new report by U.K. collecting society PRS For Music. In "Adding Up the U.K. Music Industry for 2009," Will Page and Chris ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. Muse Honored At O2 Silver Clef Awards

    July 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock act Muse 's fearsome live reputation helped secure them the O2 Silver Clef Award in London today (July 2). The award was presented to Muse by Roger Taylor and Brian May of Queen . Taylor described the Warner-signed trio as "pro ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. MPs Dismiss Radio Industry's 'Double Taxation' Claim

    April 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee said it is "not convinced" by arguments made by the commercial radio sector about the impact of the music licensing system in the U.K. Andrew Harrison, chief executive of trade body ...

  30. Madonna Is Most Played In U.K.

    April 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Madonna has been revealed as the artist whose recordings have been played in public in the U.K. more than any other over the past 10 years. The People's Artist Chart, which aired on Radio 2, counted down the top 50 most played acts from 2000 ...

  31. U.K. Biz Issues Blueprint For Global Success

    March 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. Music, the umbrella trade group for the music industry, has published a blueprint that outlines a plan for the British industry to challenge for the position as the world's No. 1 music creator by 2020. The document, "Liberating Crea ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. PPL Fails To Overturn Fees Case Ruling

    February 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. music licensing organization PPL has failed to overturn the July 2009 Copyright Tribunal ruling on three of its public performance tariffs. High Court judge Mr Justice Arnold today (Feb. 12) issued his judgment on PPL's appeal, stating t ...

  34. Music Producers Guild To Honor Chris Blackwell

    January 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST Island Records founder Chris Blackwell will receive the outstanding contribution to U.K. Music honor at the Music Producers Guild Awards next month. It follows the completion of the 50th anniversary celebrations for Island Records, launched in 195 ...

  35. Mariah Carey Most Played At Christmas

    December 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" is the most played song at Christmas in the U.K. over the past decade, according to collecting societies PRS for Music and PPL. The single featured on the 1994 Columbia/Sony Music Ent ...

  36. Spanish Govt Confirms Anti-Piracy Strategy

    November 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Spanish government has used the Future And Music international congress (FAM 09) as an opportunity to confirm its strategy to tackle illegal file-sharing. Music industry representatives from 30 countries are attending the three-day congress in ...

  37. U.K. Biz Welcomes Publication Of Anti-Piracy Measures

    November 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST The U.K. music industry has welcomed the publication of the Digital Economy Bill, which includes measures to tackle illegal file-sharing. For now, the focus is on warning letters to deter file-sharing. But the Bill also includes three-strikes prov ...

  38. U.K. Govt Confirms Digital Legislation

    November 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST The U.K. government has confirmed its intention to introduce a Digital Economy Bill, expected to include three-strikes measures that would lead to suspension of Internet access for repeat copyright infringers. The bill "to ensure the communic ...

  39. U.K. Govt Changes Licensing Rules For Charities

    November 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Performing rights society PRS for Music and neighboring rights society PPL will develop a pilot joint licensing scheme for charities a not-for-profit organizations in the U.K., after the government announced a shake-up of the music licensing rules ...

  40. George Michael Honors Jonathan Ross At MITs

    November 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST George Michael led the salutes to U.K. TV and radio personality Jonathan Ross at the annual Music Industry Trusts' Award ceremony, held last night (Nov. 2) at London's Grosvenor House Hotel. Awarded the accolade in recognition of his ser ...

  41. PPL 'Disappointed' At Copyright Tribunal Verdict

    October 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. music licensing organization PPL has lost its Copyright Tribunal case on tariffs for the hospitality sector, in a ruling that will also impact on its tariffs on offices and factories. It has announced that it will appeal the decision at the H ...

  42. In The City Day 1: Pirate Party Chairman Provokes Delegates

    October 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Day one of Manchester's In The City conference - the U.K.'s biggest music confab - began in dramatic fashion with a heated debate on the issue of illegal file-sharing. Chaired by Jon Webster, chairman of the Music Manager's Forum (M ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. Musicians' Union Conference Call On Tackling Piracy

    July 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A panel of speakers at the U.K.'s Musicians' Union conference jointly called for the biz to find innovative solutions to turn people away from Internet piracy. In reaction to last month's Digital Britain report, the panel at the Jul ...

  45. Lucian Grainge Delivers Bullish Keynote At BPI AGM

    July 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music International chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge gave an optimistic keynote address at the BPI's annual general meeting in London, as the U.K. trade body issued figures showing an increase of 7% year-on-year for record company re ...

  46. Music Industry Remembers Michael Jackson

    July 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "[A specific memory?] I've got a big one. Thursday morning, 12:30 a.m. He finishes the three-hour rehearsal [at Los Angeles' Staples Center], he goes over and does a group hug with Frank Dileo and Kenny Ortega, then he comes over to ...

  47. UPDATED: Michael Jackson Mourned By Friends, Fans, Fellow Musicians

    June 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson died June 25 after reportedly being found unconscious in his Bel Air, Calif., home. Paramedics rushed the 50-year-old icon to UCLA Medical Center, where he was declared dead. Below, a round-up of the music industry's reaction ...

  48. Czechs Urged To Act On EU Term Extension

    June 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT European organizations representing performers and the music industry have joined together to call on the Czech government to use the final weeks of its EU presidency to help deliver the European directive to increase copyright in sound recordings ...

  49. Govt Minister Backs 'Regulation' To Tackle Piracy

    June 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT There is a need for further regulation to help tackle piracy, a U.K. government cabinet member told the annual general meeting for PPL, the record labels' and performers' royalties collecting society. Member of parliament Alan Johnson, t ...

  50. A-ha To Play Commercial Radio Awards

    May 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Multi-million selling Norwegian pop act a-ha will perform at the 2009 Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards in London on June 5. The appearance precedes the U.K. release of the Universal Music act's ninth studio album, "Foot of the Mountain,&qu ...

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