UK society PPL reports record international collections in 2019
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...
February 7, 2020
PPL teams up with Sound Credit to improve recording metadata
Across the world, there are lots of different initiatives afoot to tackle the music industry’s metadata problems – including accurately filling out the credits for songs and recordings. The latest example comes from...
November 27, 2019
UK society PPL saw its collections grow by 13% in 2018
British collecting society PPL has announced its figures for 2018, revealing that its collections grew by 13% to £246.8m on behalf of performers and rightsholders. That included 5% growth (to £83.6m) for its ‘broadcasting...
May 16, 2019
PPL’s international collections grew by 43% in 2018
British collecting-society PPL has reported some figures for 2018: its international collections, for public and TV/radio performances (plus private copying) of its members’ tracks. The organisation collected £70.9m ($93.3m)...
January 29, 2019
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