British collecting society PPL has announced that its international collections in 2019 set a new record: £86.7m (around $112.2m), representing 22% growth year-on-year.

The collections came through PPL’s agreements with 95 other collecting societies around the world, including new deals with PROs in Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Slovenia and Ukraine.

“The last two years have been particularly successful, with a growth of 75% between 2017 and 2019,” said PPL’s director of international Laurence Oxenbury in a statement.

In 2018, international accounted for just under 29% of PPL’s overall collections – £70.9m out of £246.8m. We’ll have to wait until it publishes its full figures for 2019 to see how that percentage changed last year.

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