PRS for Music payouts grew in 2019, but decline expected in 2020
UK collecting society PRS for Music paid out £686m ($837.2m) in music royalties in 2019, an increase of 13.7% from 2018’s figure. That was based on record royalty collections of £810.8m last year, up 8.7% year-on-year,...
May 14, 2020
Today’s positive coronavirus-related industry news (29 April)
A group of concert promoters, venues and show producers are calling for the US Congress to expand its coronavirus relief packages to businesses in the live sector. Billboard has a copy of their request, which claims that...
April 29, 2020
Today’s positive coronavirus-related industry stories (9 April)
We have one more shot of positive news for you before the Easter break. Creators getting paid; industry relief efforts; artists doing good things… It doesn’t drown out the very real challenges that the coronavirus...
April 9, 2020
Coronavirus: Bandcamp and Musicares join efforts to help artists
Alright then. We definitely want to maintain a ‘business as usual’ aspect to Music Ally’s news coverage, but as you’ll tell from our lineup today, coronavirus is overshadowing a lot that’s happening...
March 18, 2020
PRS for Music and Spotify team up for songwriting documentary
British collecting society PRS for Music teamed up with Spotify for a three-day songwriting camp called Who We Be Songwriting Sessions, using the brand of the streaming service’s popular playlist. Now they’ve released...
January 16, 2020
PRS for Music launches a data dashboard for songwriters
PRS for Music is the latest company to join the analytics bonanza with the launch yesterday (5 November) of a bespoke royalty dashboard for writers, their managers and publishers. It is available to all PRS members through...
November 6, 2019
PRS conference on AI – 17th October 2019
PRS for Music is hosting an event on 17th October at its London offices on AI and music and what it will mean for music creation as well as royalty payments. PRS Explores: Artificial Intelligence – Melody + The Machine...
October 15, 2019
PRS for Music reveals its next CEO: Andrea C. Martin
British collecting society PRS for Music has a new incoming CEO. Andrea C. Martin will be taking up the position on 17 June, with a background as president and CEO of three international business units with Readers Digest...
May 17, 2019
PRS for Music boss puts Fortnite on notice after record collections
British collecting society PRS for Music saw its collections grow by 4.4% to £746m (around $965.4m) in 2018, setting a new record. £603.6m was distributed to members, down 0.2% year-on-year “caused by processing delays...
April 29, 2019
PRS for Music publishes new date on women songwriters
We wrote earlier this month about data published by Spotify showing how few of its top 50 songs in Norway last year involved women songwriters or producers. Now British collecting society PRS for Music has put out some numbers...
March 11, 2019
Keychange initiative presents its gender-parity manifesto
The Keychange initiative is the drive, led by PRS Foundation in the UK, to get the music industry and politicians alike to think more about gender-parity issues. Today, the organisation is presenting its ‘manifesto...
November 20, 2018
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