Performing Right Society

  1. 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 ...

  2. YouTube, Performing Right Society Dispute To Nix Music Videos

    March 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Music videos on YouTube in the UK will be silenced after negotiations between the Google-owned service and the countries' Performing Right Society failed to agree on new rates. Both YouTube and the PRS issued statements outlining their respec ...

  3. PRS For Music Launches In Cannes

    January 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K. collecting society the MCPS-PRS Alliance has re-branded and will now be called PRS for Music. The new name was announced during the MIDEM international music market and conference in Cannes and becomes effective Monday (Jan. 19). A new writer ...

  4. MCPS-PRS Reveals Physical Product Revenue Decline

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The MCPS-PRS Alliance has released figures for the 2008 year-to-date collection of revenue that show a 9% decline in revenue from physical products. It also predicts that physical product will be only the fourth highest revenue stream by the end o ...

  5. PRS' Record High For MOBO Nominations

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The U.K.'s Performing Right Society (PRS) has reported that a record number of its members appear in the nominations for this year's MOBO Awards, held Oct. 15 at London's Wembley Arena. Sixteen artists have been given the honor, inc ...

  6. PRS To Appeal EC Decision On Pan-European Licences

    September 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Performing Right Society (PRS) has confirmed that it will appeal a decision by the European Commission in July on representation agreements between collecting societies in Europe. The U.K. collecting society says it will challenge the EC rulin ...

  7. PRS Wins Legal Battle To Halt Pan-Euro Licence

    August 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. collecting society the Performing Right Society (PRS) has a won a court case to prevent its Dutch equivalent, Buma, from issuing an unauthorised pan-European licence for online rights. Buma announced on July 19 that it had issued such a licen ...

  8. O2 Arena Helms PRS London Venue List

    June 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The O2 Arena has come out tops on a poll which ranks the top 10 live music venues in London licensed by the Performing Right Society. The 2007 figures, published today, were calculated using the royalty payments to PRS members arising from live pe ...

  9. GEMA To Establish Germany's 'Ivors'

    June 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT German authors rights society GEMA is planning to launch an awards gala from next May, which will be loosely based on the model of Britain's esteemed Ivor Novello Awards. A committee comprising the likes of Dagmar Sikorski, president of the G ...

  10. Ivors For Winehouse, Gilmour, Collins

    May 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The buzz ahead of today's Ivor Novello Awards ceremony in central London was mostly centered on whether Amy Winehouse would show. Well, she did in the end, but not until 10 minutes after her father had graced the stage to collect her one and ...

  11. Winehouse In The Hunt For Ivors

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With three nominations, Amy Winehouse is among the favorites to collect a gong at the 53rd Ivor Novello Awards, to be held May 22 at London's Grosvenor House Hotel. The British singer is nominated twice in the category for best song musically ...

  12. Garrett Adds Voice To Aussie Song Summit

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Peter Garrett, Australia's federal minister for the environment, heritage and the arts, will deliver the keynote speech at the inaugural Song Summit Sydney on Thursday. The former Midnight Oil singer will discuss "the politics of art&quo ...

  13. CPA, RSS Find Common Ground On Secondary Tix

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Resale Rights Society is gathering pace thanks in part to the Concert Promoter's Association's apparent change of heart with regards to the secondary ticketing market. The U.K. based RRS claims that the CPA has abandoned its stance t ...

  14. Sharkey To Helm British Music Rights

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST Feargal Sharkey has been appointed CEO of British Music Rights and Andy Heath has become chairman of the body, which represents 50,000 U.K. composers, songwriters and publishers. Sharkey, the former Undertones singer and solo artist, has recently ...

  15. PRS Launches Royalty Educational Clip

    November 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Britain's Performing Right Society has created a viral marketing clip which depicts how music creators are paid when their music is played in public. Beginning with a slogan "Everything starts with creation," the 30-second animated ...

  16. Stargate Light Up ASCAP U.K. Awards

    October 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Norwegian songwriters/producers Tor Hermansen and Mikkel Eriksen were the big winners at the ASCAP Awards tonight (Oct. 10) at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, where they took out the songwriter of the year honor. Hermansen and Eriksen, who ar ...

  17. U.K.'s PRS Sues Garage Firm For License Dodging

    October 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Britain's Performing Right Society is suing British car repair group Kwik-Fit for £200,000 ($400,000) in damages claiming employees played music in its garages nationwide without a relevant license. Lord Emslie, the judge at the Court of Sess ...

  18. Ivors Handed Out In London

    May 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Legendary producer and musician Quincy Jones, DJ/producer Norman Cook and veteran singers Peter Gabriel and Yusuf Islam were among the musicians feted today at the 52nd Ivor Novello Awards for songwriters. The lunchtime gala, affectionately known ...

  19. Porter Takes Charge Of MCPS-PRS

    April 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The search for a successor to former MCPS-PRS Alliance chief executive Adam Singer is over. The U.K. collecting society today confirmed the elevation of Steve Porter to CEO, with immediate effect. Porter has served with the Alliance as managing di ...

  20. Ivors Nominations Unveiled

    April 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sir Elton John collects multiple nominations for the coveted Ivor Novello Awards, to be held May 24 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. John's teamwork with the Scissor Sisters' on the track "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'& ...

  21. U.K.'s MCPS-PRS Posts 'Best-Ever' Results

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Britain's MCPS-PRS Alliance has reported banner revenues for the year 2006. The Alliance's collections exceeded £545 million ($1.067 billion) for the year, up marginally from a "best-ever" year in 2005, the collecting society r ...

  22. King Crowned PRS Deputy Chairman

    November 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Britain's Performing Right Society has appointed Andrew King as deputy chairman (publisher), with effect from Jan. 1, 2007. King, who is GM of Mute Song, will succeed Nigel Elderton in the PRS role fo Britain's Performing Right Society h ...

  23. England's National Music Week Kicks Off

    October 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music education has been pushed to the front of class in England's secondary schools through a unique collaboration between industry and government. Music education has been pushed to the front of class in England's secondary schools thr ...

  24. Yusuf Islam Wins Big At ASCAP London Awards

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gala held Oct. 11. Yusuf Islam, the artist who rose to fame in the '60s and '70s as Cat Stevens, was named songwriter of the year for the second successive time at the ASCAP Awards tonight (Oct. 11) in London. The singer-songwriter was a ...

  25. Yusuf Islam Wins Big At ASCAP London Awards

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Yusuf Islam, the artist who rose to fame in the '60s and '70s as Cat Stevens, was named songwriter of the year for the second successive time at the ASCAP Awards tonight (Oct. 11) in London. Yusuf Islam, the artist who rose to fame in th ...

  26. PRS Foundation To Support Emerging Acts

    August 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Funding will help showcase artists abroad. The PRS Foundation for New Music, a unit of the British collecting-rights organization Performing Right Society, has launched a funding scheme for emerging talent. Designed to encourage and help rising U. ...

  27. Roedy To Keynote BPI AGM

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT MTV Network International president Bill Roedy will deliver the keynote speech at the BPI's annual general meeting, which takes place July 12 in London. MTV Network International president Bill Roedy will deliver the keynote speech at the BPI ...

  28. Ivor Awards Handed Out In London

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, Kinks frontman Ray Davies, electro-rock outfit New Order and veteran pop siblings the Bee Gees were among the honorees today (May 2 Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny ...

  29. Ivor Awards Handed Out In London

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, Kinks frontman Ray Davies, electro-rock outfit New Order and veteran pop siblings the Bee Gees were among the honorees today (May 2 Legendary songwriting and producing team Kenny ...

  30. Yoxall Splits BMR

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Henri Yoxall, GM of British Music Rights for the past seven years, exited the trade body today (April 7). Henri Yoxall, GM of British Music Rights for the past seven years, exited the trade body today (April 7). Yoxall has decided to "move on ...

  31. U.K.'s MCPS-PRS Alliance Forges Podcast License

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Britain's authors' rights body MCPS-PRS Alliance has launched a breakthrough trial license for podcasting. Through the initiative, podcasters can obtain authorized access to the 10 million-odd works r Britain's authors' rights ...

  32. U.K.'s MCPS-PRS Alliance Forges Podcast License

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Britain's MCPS-PRS Alliance has launched a breakthrough trial license for podcasting. Through the initiative, podcasters can obtain authorized access to the 10 million-odd works represented by the joi Britain's authors' rights body ...

  33. MMF Stands By MCPS In Royalty Row

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Summers relected pres of trade body. British artist managers have renewed their support to the MCPS-PRS Alliance ahead of the collecting society's upcoming tribunal hearing over an online royalty rates row. Music Managers' Forum chairman ...

  34. MMF Stands By MCPS In Royalty Row

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Summers relected pres of trade body. British artist managers have renewed their support to the MCPS-PRS Alliance ahead of the collecting society's upcoming tribunal hearing over an online royalty rates row. Music Managers' Forum chairman ...

  35. Yusuf Islam Wins ASCAP Songwriter Of The Year

    October 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Yusuf Islam, the veteran artist formerly know as Cat Stevens, was named songwriter of the year tonight (Oct. 19) at the ASCAP Awards in London. Yusuf Islam, the veteran artist formerly know as Cat Stevens, was named songwriter of the year tonight ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. Brits Row Over Online Licensing Terms

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Label's trade body the British Phonographic Industry and some of the United Kingdom's leading online music services on June 29 referred to the country's Copyright Tribunal their dispute with music pub LONDON -- Label's trade bo ...

  38. Pub Vet Evans Joins MCPS-PRS

    May 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Long-time British publishing executive Crispin Evans is to join U.K. collecting society the MCPS-PRS Alliance as general counsel, with effect from August. Long-time British publishing executive Crispin Evans is to join U.K. collecting society the ...

  39. Duran Duran, Lou Reed Feted At Ivors

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Iconic pop group Duran Duran, glam rockers Queen and Velvet Underground founder Lou Reed were today (May 26) honored at the 50th annual Ivor Novello awards in London. Iconic pop group Duran Duran, glam rockers Queen and Velvet Underground founder ...

  40. Duran Duran, Lou Reed Feted At Ivors

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Iconic pop group Duran Duran, glam rockers Queen and Velvet Underground founder Lou Reed were today (May 26) honored at the 50th annual Ivor Novello awards in London. Iconic pop group Duran Duran, glam rockers Queen and Velvet Underground founder ...

  41. Booth Upped At EMI Publishing U.K.

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing U.K. has promoted William Booth to the new post of executive VP/GM, with effect from June 1. EMI Music Publishing U.K. has promoted William Booth to the new post of executive VP/GM, with effect from June 1. Booth's appoin ...

  42. Britain's MCPS-PRS Delivers Mixed 2004 Results

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The United Kingdom's MCPS-PRS Alliance, which manages common activities between the mechanical right and performing right societies, on May 12 issued a mixed financial report for the year 2004. LONDON -- The United Kingdom's MCPS-PRS All ...

  43. Britain's MCPS-PRS Delivers Mixed 2004 Result

    May 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The United Kingdom's MCPS-PRS Alliance has today (May 12) issued a mixed financial report for the year 2004. The United Kingdom's MCPS-PRS Alliance has today (May 12) issued a mixed financial report for the year 2004. Strong results acro ...

  44. Britain's MCPS And PRS Appoint Exec Directors

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Britain's Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society has appointed rights administration veteran Jeremy Fabinyi as executive director and board member, effective in April. Britain's Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society has appointed righ ...

  45. Fabinyi Joins Britain's MCPS

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Britain's Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society has appointed rights administration veteran Jeremy Fabinyi as executive director and board member, effective in April. As executive director, he succe Britain's Mechanical-Copyright Prote ...

  46. MCPS Recruits Singer As CEO

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST British authors rights group the MCPS-PRS Alliance has hired a senior broadcasting executive as the successor to outgoing group CEO John Hutchinson. British authors rights group the MCPS-PRS Alliance has hired a senior broadcasting executive as th ...

  47. MCPS-PRS Alliance Names Porter As MD

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST British authors rights group MCPS-PRS Alliance has appointed COO Steve Porter as managing director, effective today (Nov. 1). His elevation into the newly created position is intended to ensure contin British authors rights group MCPS-PRS Alliance ...

  48. MCPS-PRS Alliance Names Porter As MD

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST British authors rights group MCPS-PRS Alliance has appointed COO Steve Porter as managing director, effective today (Nov. 1). His elevation into the newly created position is intended to ensure contin British authors rights group MCPS-PRS Alliance ...

  49. PRS Taps Rich As Chairman

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Performing Right Society, the U.K. organization that collects public-performance license fees for composers, songwriters and music publishers, has named Independent Music Group CEO Ellis Rich as i The Performing Right Society, the U.K. organiz ...

  50. Chrysalis Music Ups Bell To New Rights Post

    July 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Catherine Bell, GM of British-based independent publisher Chrysalis Music, has been appointed to the new post as director of rights. Catherine Bell, GM of British-based independent publisher Chrysalis Music, has been appointed to the new post as d ...

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