UK collecting society PPL has set another record: £94m ($127.4m) of international collections in 2021, which was up 9.4% year-on-year. The company said that its work around improving recordings metadata and identifying usage of music helped it to grow those collections, along with partnerships with fellow societies around the world.
Last year’s haul takes PPL’s total of international neighbouring rights collections to nearly £700m since its international service launched in 2006. “These results also partly reflect the strength of UK music abroad. Our country produces some of the world’s most commercially and critically successful artists and it is a privilege to represent and defend their neighbouring rights,” said CEO Peter Leathem.