PRS For Music

  1. Mark Lawrence Named CEO of Association For Electronic Music

    May 21, 2014 4:45 PM EDT The Association for Electronic Music (AFEM) has appointed Mark Lawrence as its inaugural chief executive. AFEM was launched at the start of last year as a not-for-profit trade body representing the common interests of global companies and individu ...

  2. Spotify Exec Gerrit Meier Leaves

    October 17, 2012 11:33 AM EDT Gerrit Meier has left Spotify after joining in October 2011 to become its General Manager, Distribution & Partnerships, a company spokesperson confirmed Wednesday. The news was first reported at All Things D . Billboard's FutureSound Conf ...

  3. Spotify Nabs Will Page, Former PRS for Music Chief Economist

    October 09, 2012 3:14 PM EDT Will Page, the former chief economist for PRS For Music, has joined Spotify in a senior economics role, a source has confirmed to Billboard.biz. Page left the UK copyright collection society in July. Billboard's FutureSound Conference, takes ...

  4. UK's PRS For Music Says Digital Royalties To Match Physical By 2014

    June 01, 2012 7:43 AM EDT On the heels of yesterday's announcement by the British Phonographic Institute that digital sales have overtaken physical sales comes news from the UK's PRS For Music, Britain's collection society, that digital royalty payments will ...

  5. Rdio Launches in Canada, Signs European Deal With PRS

    March 22, 2012 9:26 AM EDT Rdio has released a string of announcements in recent days, with a major cosmetic overhaul debuted at SXSW and the streaming service reaching the 15 million songs threshold. Rdio Announces Major Changes At SXSW Event Now Rdio has signed on to be t ...

  6. Are Artists Demanding Too Much Money To Play? U.K. Industry Discusses at Music 4.5 Event

    December 20, 2011 9:00 AM EST Things got a bit heated at a music industry conference on social media and touring entitled "Social Live Music Industry: Where Is the Money?" Organized by U.K.-based European music and technology events-and-networking specialist 2Pears, ...

  7. Business Matters: Will Boinc's Business Model Get Stale Before It Launches?

    October 20, 2011 7:25 PM EDT Will Boinc's Business Model Get Stale Before it Launches? -- Boinc, the innovative music service by Beyond Oblivion, could revolutionize the way people consume music. But the industry is going to have to wait a bit longer to see it in action. ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Business Matters: Pandora, Second Life, RouteNote and more

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT 'PANDORA' AS A VERB -- Edison Research , which released some Internet radio stats a few days ago, follows up with talk about how webcasters are aiding music discovery and how they might approach their competition with market-leader Pando ...

  10. MCPS Outlines Northern European Alliance Strategy

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Consolidation is key to growing rights revenue generated by U.K. collecting societies PRS For Music (PRS) and the Mechanical Copyright Protection Society (MCPS). That was the central message from Robert Ashcroft , PRS CEO and executive director, M ...

  11. What You Need To Know About Performance Royalties

    May 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT How important are performance royalties to the industry's overall revenue mix? As sales and mechanical revenues decline, performance royalties take on greater importance. Consider these numbers to get a sense of its recent growth: -- Performa ...

  12. Music Boosts Sales At U.K. Pubs And Bars

    December 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST Music has been credited by U.K. collecting society PRS For Music as a key factor in helping the British pubs and bars stay afloat during the current financial recession. According to research released by PRS For Music in association with pub data ...

  13. Analysis: Google To Boost The Music Biz In Three Ways

    October 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Google has given the music industry a big push forward with the launch of its expansive new music search capabilities . The connection the new search makes between consumers and content owners - finding and listening to music has never been easier ...

  14. Robert Wyatt, Hank Marvin Honored At Gold Badge Awards

    October 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Veteran alternative musician Robert Wyatt and Shadows guitarist Hank Marvin were among those honoured at the 36th annual Gold Badge Awards, presented in London by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) in association wit ...

  15. ISPs Hit Out As U.K. P2P Consultation Ends

    September 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The music industry umbrella trade group U.K. Music has given its backing to suspension of Internet accounts of file-sharers "as a last resort," while Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have shown their strong resistance to any technical s ...

  16. Academic Research Conflicts With 'Long Tail'

    September 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT According to paper by a pair of Wharton researchers, Netflix data shows trends that conflict with some of the main themes of the 2006 book "The Long Tail." The paper, titled "Is Tom Cruise Threatened: Using Netflix Prize Data to Exa ...

  17. Business Matters: Spotify, DMCA, Geffen Records

    September 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Reviews of Spotify's iPhone app are appearing just a week after Apple gave its approval. Reviews range from insanely positive to positive with reservations. The Spotify app is free to people in the UK, Sweden, France, Spain, Norway and Fin ...

  18. Report: B2B Fueled 4.7% U.K. Growth In 2008

    July 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. pie grew in 2008 but an increasingly fractured music industry means more pie slices and a greater disparity between top earners and everybody else. According to a new paper by PRS for Music, "Adding Up The Music Industry for 2008,&qu ...

  19. PRS For Music Tour Income Up 30%

    June 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT PRS For Music has reported a 30% rise in touring revenues to £403 million ($662.8 million), up from £311 million ($511.5 million) the year before. The U.K. songwriters' and publishers' collecting society published its 2008 tour revenue f ...

  20. European Licensing Deals For Comes With Music

    May 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Nokia's unlimited music service Comes With Music can roll out across Europe after authors' and publishers' collecting society PRS For Music brokered licensing deals with several publishers. Working with PRS for Music, Warner/Chappel ...

  21. UMG, Google In Deal For Video Service

    April 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group and Google finalized their long-awaited deal to create a new music video service called Vevo, expected to launch before the end of the year. Vevo is designed as a central repository for all UMG video content initially—includi ...

  22. YouTube Blocks Music Videos In Germany

    April 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Negotiations between Google subsidiary YouTube and the German collection society GEMA about the extension of their licensing agreement have broken down, according to a statement from GEMA's Munich-based CEO Dr. Harald Heker. GEMA reported tha ...

  23. COTT To Collect For EMI Music Publishing UK

    March 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Copyright Music Organisation of Trinidad and Tobago (COTT) has reached a deal with EMI Music Publishing UK to become its collection society on the islands. COTT will administer all royalties from the broadcast and live performance of songs wri ...

  24. Songwriters' Online Response To Google

    March 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. songwriters and composers have launched a new Web site to highlight concerns over the use of their work on the Internet. The site, fairplayforcreators.com, went live today (March 25) and has the backing of Abba's Bjorn Ulvaeus and Robbie ...