PRS

  1. U.K.'s PRS Releases Positive 2013 Numbers

    April 07, 2014 1:37 PM EDT PRS, the U.K.'s performing rights organization representing over 100,000 members, has announced its overall numbers for 2013. Almost across the board, numbers were up. PRS collected £596 million in revenue distributable to its members in 2013 ...

  2. Tomas Ericsson Joins Kobalt As President, Society Relations

    October 09, 2013 12:47 AM EDT Kobalt Music Group has recruited Tomas Ericsson to take up the new position of president, society relations. Ericsson, who joins the Kobalt executive management team, will be responsible for extending and maintaining Kobalt’s relationships with ...

  3. Simon Darlow, Songwriter for Grace Jones, Shirley Bassey, Named Chairman of U.K. Rights Org BASCA

    February 28, 2013 5:00 AM EST U.K. songwriters’ body BASCA (the British Association of Songwriters, Composers & Authors) has announced the appointment of composer, musician and arranger Simon Darlow as its new chairman. Darlow, 52, has a long list of song credits including ...

  4. Business Matters: Are DJs and EDM Artists Making Sure They're Getting Paid?

    February 13, 2013 6:59 PM EST As EDM becomes big business in the United States, some food for thought comes from PRS for Music, the collection society in the United Kingdom. PRS announced Wednesday it launched an electronic music initiative called Amplify to better ensure ...

  5. Morning Fix: WBR's Moscowitz Steps Down; Scooter Braun on Bieber Snub, Jets; Rick Ross' Gang Problem

    December 07, 2012 8:34 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and our other free music-business newsletters TODD MOSCOWITZ STEPS DOWN FROM WARNER BROS. RECORDS, CAMERON STRANG TAKES OVER: One month after adding Rhino Records to his portfolio of res ...

  6. Singles Reviews: Mumford & Sons, Taylor Swift, Ellie Goulding & more

    August 24, 2012 8:00 AM EDT MUMFORD & SONS I Will Wait (4:52) Producer: Markus Dravs Writers: Mumford & Sons Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group Gentlemen of the Road/Glassnote For the lead single off their follow-up to "Sigh No More", Mumford & ...

  7. Radiohead, Pink Floyd Members Express Opposition To EU Draft Copyright Legislation

    July 11, 2012 1:54 PM EDT Newly proposed draft legislation by the European Commission designed to enhance cross-border digital licensing, streamline societies' royalty collection and combat piracy has been criticized by artists' lobbying body Younison, which repr ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. U.K. Royalty Collections Down, Falling CD Sales Trump Digital Gains

    March 28, 2011 1:46 PM EDT PRS for Music, the U.K. performing rights collection society says ollections were down 1% in 2010 . The organization collects both mechanical royalties and performance royalties. The slight decrease in collections stemmed from a familiar culprit, ...

  10. Business Matters: Vevo, YouTube, Jack White and More

    April 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT - According to comScore, Vevo is the No. 8 online video content property in the U.S. The measurement company says Vevo streamed 331.1 million videos and had 37.5 million viewers that month. That was good for a 1.1% share in March (which might seem ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Canadian Music Week: Ole's McCarty Tackles ISPs On Piracy

    March 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Michael McCarty, president of Canadian music publisher ole, told a crowd at the kickoff of Canadian Music Week that Internet Service providers need to start paying for the content users freely take over their networks. Comparing ISPs to the " ...

  13. Job Losses Expected At PRS for Music

    February 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST Back-office job losses are imminent at U.K. authors' body PRS for Music, which is due to unveil its results for 2009 within the next few days. The cuts emanate from the transfer of the responsibilities of the collecting society's copyrig ...

  14. @MIDEM: Collection Societies Bemoan Contradictory Mandate

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST In a MIDEM panel examining the progress of the multi-territorial licensing initiative that the European Commission mandated by directive and decisions over the last five years, copyright society executives agreed on one thing: confusion still reig ...

  15. Business Matters: Global Gaming Factory, Live Nation, Spotify

    August 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Global Gaming Factory , the Swedish company that planned to buy The Pirate Bay and transform it into a legitimate company with a bold business ...

  16. PRS For Music Launches Code Of Practise

    July 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT PRS for Music, the U.K. collecting society for authors, composers and publishers, has launched code of practise for its customers. It is the first time the organization has formally issued a mission statement and aims to provide a clear commitment ...

  17. Oasis Wins Britpop Airplay Battle

    July 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT New airplay figures from U.K. collecting society PRS for Music have revealed that Oasis leads Blur in the battle for Britpop supremacy in the U.K., as the rival acts appear at huge London shows within a week of each other. Oasis' "Wonder ...

  18. Featured Artist Coalition Set For Inaugural Meeting

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The U.K.'s Featured Artist Coalition (FAC) will hold its inaugural meeting in London today (March 11) and the current impasse between YouTube and PRS for Music over royalty rates is likely to be a major topic of discussion. The FAC was formed ...

  19. PRS For Music Backs British Music Experience

    March 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K. collecting society PRS for Music has signed on as a key sponsor of the British Music Experience (BME), a new exhibition at London's O2 site. As official and exclusive music industry sponsor of the BME, PRS for Music will actively promote ...

  20. PRS For Music Backs "Songbook" Series

    February 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker heads the list of high-profile performers appearing in the second series of songwriting TV series "Songbook," which is again being sponsored by U.K. collecting society PRS for Music. Albert Hammond, the ...

  21. MCPS-PRS Strikes Accord With YouTube

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The U.K.'s MCPS-PRS Alliance has become the first collecting society outside the U.S. to strike a license deal with YouTube. The U.K. agreement, unveiled today, applies to more than 10 million works available through YouTube, including music ...

  22. Singer To Split With U.K.'s MCPS-PRS

    September 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Adam Singer has tendered his resignation as group CEO of Britain's MCPS-PRS Alliance, just 18 months after joining the collecting society. Adam Singer has tendered his resignation as group CEO of Britain's MCPS-PRS Alliance, just 18 mont ...

  23. Singer To Split With U.K.'s MCPS-PRS

    September 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Adam Singer has tendered his resignation as group CEO of Britain's MCPS-PRS Alliance, just 18 months after joining the collecting society. Adam Singer has tendered his resignation as group CEO of Britain's MCPS-PRS Alliance, just 18 mont ...

  24. Former U.K. Gov't Minister Joins PRS Board

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Estelle Morris becomes an external director. Former British government minister Estelle Morris has joined the governing board of U.K. authors rights body the Performing Right Society. The London-based PRS announced today (Sept. 13) that Morris had ...

  25. iTunes Rolls Out In U.K., France, Germany

    June 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Apple has launched today its iTunes Music Store simultaneously in the United Kingdom, France and Germany. Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled details of the market-leading download store's first foray outsi Apple has launched today its iTunes Music ...

  26. iTunes Rolls Out In U.K., France, Germany

    June 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Pan-European store in the works. Apple has launched today its iTunes Music Store simultaneously in the United Kingdom, France and Germany. Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled details of the market-leading download store's first foray outside the Un ...

  27. iTunes Rolls Out In U.K., France, Germany

    June 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Apple has launched today its iTunes Music Store simultaneously in the United Kingdom, France and Germany. Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled details of the market-leading download store's first foray outsi Apple has launched today its iTunes Music ...