Phonographic Performance Limited

  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. Indian Performance Royalties Threatened By Court Rulings

    August 02, 2011 2:48 PM EDT Two Indian court rulings could kill off authors' performance royalties from radio airplay in the vast country. A High Court in Mumbai (July 25) ruled in favor of broadcaster Music Broadcast Private Limited and the judiciary in New Dehli (July ...

  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. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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. ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Term Extension Message Sent To PM

    November 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST A group of U.K. musicians has delivered a video message to prime minister Gordon Brown, urging the government to support proposals to extend the copyright term for performers and record companies. The video was filmed at Abbey Road Studios in Lond ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. U.K. Music Launches As One Voice For Biz

    October 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. Music, a new umbrella organization for the British music industry, is officially open for business and will begin by addressing the thorny issue of illegal file-sharing. The industry body launched today (Oct. 27) and will aim to be one voice ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. New Revenue Streams Boost Biz, Says BPI

    July 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Record companies are seeing a real rise in revenue from non-traditional sources, according to new figures published by the BPI. The U.K. record industry trade body says that new revenue streams now account for 11.4% of domestic income, totaling £1 ...

  28. MCPS, PPL Create Pro Dubbing License

    June 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Britain's Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society and the Phonographic Performance Limited have teamed-up to launch a professional dubbing licence. Available online from July 1, the so-called ProDub license covers the copying of private music ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. MTV Strikes European Video Licensing Deal

    January 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST MTV has struck a new pan-European rights deal covering payment for the use of music videos from independent record labels. The multi-platform deal, replacing and expanding upon one made three years ago, has been struck with London-based Video Perf ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. Honorary Degree For Harris

    November 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST London's University of Westminster has awarded veteran label executive and artist manager Keith Harris with an honorary degree. "While Keith is a leading figure in the music industry, gaining the respect of enormous numbers of musicians ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. PPL Ink Podcast Deal

    April 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Phonographic Performance Ltd., the collecting society for the U.K.'s record labels and performers, has clinched a groundbreaking agreement with Britain's commercial radio stations, to allow recorded music to be downloaded with radio prog ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. Record Revenues For PPL, VPL

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT British collecting society Phonographic Performance Ltd and its sister company Video Performance Ltd today (May 23) said its combined annual results for 2005 hit an all-time high. British collecting society Phonographic Performance Ltd and its sis ...

  46. OFT OKs U.K. Collecting Societies Merger

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT PPL, AURA, PAMRA to press ahead with integration. PPL, AURA, PAMRA to press ahead with integration. News ...

  47. OFT OKs U.K. Collecting Societies Merger

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT British corporate regulator the Office of Fair Trading has given the green light to a proposed merger of Britain's three collecting societies representing performers. British corporate regulator the Office of Fair Trading has given the green ...

  48. Brit Review On Copyright Enters Next Phase

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Petitions from almost 6,200 individuals were presented to the British Treasury today (April 21) before the submission deadline for a government review on copyright. Petitions from almost 6,200 individuals were presented to the British Treasury tod ...

  49. Brit Review On Copyright Enters Next Phase

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Petitions from almost 6,200 individuals were presented to the British Treasury today (April 21) before the submission deadline for a government review on copyright. Petitions from almost 6,200 individuals were presented to the British Treasury tod ...

  50. Britain's Three Collecting Societies To Merge

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Britain's record company and performers collecting societies have taken formal steps to form a single body to represent U.K. performers. In a statement issued today (March 6), PPL said it has moved to Britain's three collecting societies ...

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