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  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. 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. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. PPL Licensing Revenue Up 11%

    May 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT PPL, the U.K. licensing body for record companies and performers, has issued financial results that show revenue for 2008 up 11% year-on-year, from £115 million ($173.8 million) to £127.6 million ($192.8 million). The licensing revenue - from U.K. ...

  24. Health Secretary Signs Up To PPL AGM

    May 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Alan Johnson, U.K. secretary of state for health, has been confirmed as the guest keynote speaker at recorded music licensing body PPL's annual general meeting. The AGM will take place on June 3 at King's Place in London. PPL (Phonograph ...

  25. BBC To Broadcast 'People's Chart'

    April 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT National U.K. AC broadcaster BBC Radio 2 will unveil a newly compiled chart of the most-heard recordings of the past 75 years in a three-hour special, "The People's Chart," on Easter Monday (April 13). The survey has been conducted ...

  26. PPL Responds To Radio Royalty Cut Call

    December 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST PPL, the licensing body for U.K. performers and labels, has responded to comments by Global Radio chief executive Ashley Tabor in which he called for a "new balance" in the amount of revenue spent on music royalties. Commercial radio sta ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. Brit Gov't Launches C'right Exemption Consultation

    July 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The British government is launching a new consultation in respect of certain copyright exemptions applied to not-for-profit organizations and charitable group for the performance of recorded music in public. The Government says it is aware that ce ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. Int'l Performance Right Community Gathers In London

    May 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "Getting a fair deal for music" was the underlying theme of a two-day international industry summit this week in central London which focused on the steadily growing income stream that is performance rights revenue. Public performance ri ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. Burnham Speaks At PPL AGM

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Britain's culture secretary Andy Burnham will be a guest speaker at PPL's annual general meeting, to be held June 4 at the British Music in central London. Burnham was appointed secretary of state for Culture, Media and Sport in a cabine ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. Last.fm, PPL Strike Web Radio License Pact

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Last.fm, the music-based social network, and neighboring rights collecting society PPL have forged a performance royalty agreement. Through the U.K. licensing deal, unveiled today, artists and labels represented by PPL will be able to collect roya ...

  36. Pandora Closing UK Service

    January 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Personalized Internet radio service Pandora is closing its last non-US service next week, citing royalty fees too high to remain operational. The development came to light in an e-mail to members from co-founder Tim Westergren. "Both the PPL ...

  37. PPL Adds Two More International Partners

    November 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST U.K. Collecting society Phonographic Performance Ltd has signed reciprocal licensing deals with Greece and Ukraine as part of its expanding list of international agreements. The London-based company, which licenses recorded music on behalf of 47,0 ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. Record Results For PPL

    May 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Phonographic Performance Ltd has unveiled best-ever financial results. The U.K. collecting society, which licenses sound recordings for the country's record labels and performers, reported license fee income of £97.9 million ($193 million) in ...

  43. Bishop Exits PPL

    April 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Clive Bishop has exited the U.K. collecting society Phonographic Performance Limited. The London-based executive has served with PPL since 2001, most recently as director of business development for IT and International. Going forward, the society ...

  44. PPL Forges Pacts In Russia, Japan

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The U.K.'s Phonographic Performance Ltd (PPL) has struck new, separate agreements with societies in Russia and Japan. The collecting society's bilateral deal with the Russian Phonographic Assn. (RPA) ensures that record companies whose r ...

  45. PPL Avoids Ad Petition Rap

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Britain's Phonographic Performance Ltd (PPL) has escaped censure from the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after the music industry services firm drew complaints over a full-page advertisement placed in a broadsheet newspaper. PPL's ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. Morrish Joins U.K.'s PPL

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT PR veteran joins collection society Nov. 1. U.K. industry veteran Jonathan Morrish has been named director, PR and corporate communications at British collecting society Phonographic Performance Ltd., with effect from Nov. 1. He succeeds Jill Drew ...

  50. 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 ...

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