Music Ally Report 377 – Unsafe harbour?: sink or swim for digital music
Our cover feature looks at why the PRS/SoundCloud legal tussle is a foreshadowing of the single biggest issue that will impact on the digital music industry next year. At the very heart of it is the viability and future of...
October 28, 2015
PRS for Music launches pro-creator Streamfair campaign
Collecting society PRS for Music is stepping up its activism in the streaming music space, while reminding the industry that its royalties from streaming in the last year overtook downloads with £38.8m and £26.7m respectively....
July 3, 2015
PRS for Music, STIM and GEMA cleared to launch licensing hub
Three of the key collecting societies in Europe have been cleared to continue their plans to create a pan-European licensing and processing hub, following an investigation by the European Commission. PRS for Music, STIM and...
June 17, 2015
PRS for Music’s online income overtook recorded media in 2014
British collecting society PRS for Music says its latest financial results “maintains year-on-year growth”, with combined royalty income for PRS and MCPS of £664.3m – up 1% year-on-year “on a constant currency basis”....
May 11, 2015
EC takes deeper look at PRS for Music, STIM and GEMA plans
The ambitious plan by European collecting societies PRS for Music, STIM and GEMA to create a joint venture may be about to run into regulatory buffers with the European Commission. The EC has “opened an in-depth investigation”...
January 28, 2015
PRS ‘disappointed’ at Global Repertoire Database collapse
The ambitious Global Repertoire Database (GRD) project to aggregate information about songs from collecting societies and publishers collapsed last week, despite participants having invested £8m in getting it up and running....
July 11, 2014
PRS for Music? There’s an app for that…
British collecting society PRS for Music has released its first iPhone app: a free download from Apple’s App Store, although naturally it requires a registered account to be used by a songwriter. “The most popular...
June 28, 2014
UK: PRS for Music Royalty Revenues, April 2014
This infographic is an extract from the Music Ally Report
April 16, 2014
Everyone in the music industry: stop for 22 minutes and watch PRS – The Movie
The headline says it all really. Apparently this is a promotional video for the Performing Right Society (PRS) here in the UK, from 1989. Actors Tony Robinson, Jim Broadbent and even Peter Capaldi all feature. The plot?...
October 23, 2013
PRS for Music signs new deal with YouTube
Six years after its first licensing deal with YouTube, UK-based collecting society PRS for Music has inked a new deal with Google's video service.
August 22, 2013
PRS stats claim brands spent $104.8m on UK music in 2012
PRS for Music has teamed up with branding consultancy Frukt to calculate how much brands spent on music in the UK last year.
July 29, 2013