PPL and PRS for Music reveal plan to link data sets
Breaking down the walls between different data silos remains one of the music industry’s key challenges in 2017. Now British collecting societies PPL and PRS for Music are taking a step in the right direction, with plans...
March 24, 2017
PPL and PRS for Music release new figures for 2016
UK collecting societies PPL and PRS for Music have published some new figures from 2016. PPL said that its international collections rose 34% to £49.1m last year, as it collected revenue for its members from 33 countries. The...
February 7, 2017
PPL’s new performer board members reveal their priorities
UK music licensing firm PPL has two new board members from the artist and management community. Performer Roxanne de Bastion and manager David Stopps have been elected to join PPL’s Performer Board, as well as its main...
November 28, 2016
Indies to get bigger share of UK ‘black box’ income says AIM
At her last public event as boss of British indies trade body AIM, Alison Wenham has revealed that independent labels will be getting a significant windfall from changes in the way collecting society PPL distributes ‘black...
October 28, 2016
PPL Video Store doubles in size with Vanderquest deal
British music-licensing firm PPL has doubled the size of its Video Store music-videos library, via a partnership with Vanderquest. The store is used by broadcasters and others to license music videos for public performance,...
November 17, 2015
17 more piracy sites to be blocked by UK ISPs
The BPI and PPL are continuing to target piracy sites through High Court orders in the UK, forcing ISPs to block access to them. 17 music download sites have just been added to the blacklist, with most of them MP3 search...
March 25, 2015
Grooveshark next for ISP-level blocks in the UK?
We've reported on this rumour before, the first time PPL wrote to members in the UK asking whether they'd licensed Grooveshark (Bulletin, 16-May-13).
November 13, 2013
Musicians’ Union demands fairer streaming-music payouts
UK's Musicians' Union weighing in this weekend with a call for labels to share payments 50/50 with artists.
July 22, 2013
PPL chairman criticises UK government’s ‘love’ for tech giants
The latest UK music industry figure calling out the government on its close relationship with big-tech firms like Google is PPL chairman Fran Nevrkla.
June 6, 2013
DPRP Radio podcast criticises PPL over licensing hassles
Remember the days when podcasts were a licensing headache? Oh, wait: they still are. Prog-focused music podcast DPRP Radio has produced 83 shows over the last 18 months.
April 3, 2013
PPL hits out at internet firms
UK collecting society PPL hit out at digital media owners for allegedly dodging UK taxes, as it unveiled record financial results yesterday.
June 15, 2012