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
PRS for Music launches pro-creator Streamfair campaign
Collecting society PRS for Music is stepping up its activism in the streaming music space, while reminding the industry that its royalties from streaming in the last year overtook downloads with £38.8m and £26.7m respectively....
July 3, 2015
PRS for Music, STIM and GEMA cleared to launch licensing hub
Three of the key collecting societies in Europe have been cleared to continue their plans to create a pan-European licensing and processing hub, following an investigation by the European Commission. PRS for Music, STIM and...
June 17, 2015
PRS for Music’s online income overtook recorded media in 2014
British collecting society PRS for Music says its latest financial results “maintains year-on-year growth”, with combined royalty income for PRS and MCPS of £664.3m – up 1% year-on-year “on a constant currency basis”....
May 11, 2015
EC takes deeper look at PRS for Music, STIM and GEMA plans
The ambitious plan by European collecting societies PRS for Music, STIM and GEMA to create a joint venture may be about to run into regulatory buffers with the European Commission. The EC has “opened an in-depth investigation”...
January 28, 2015
PRS ‘disappointed’ at Global Repertoire Database collapse
The ambitious Global Repertoire Database (GRD) project to aggregate information about songs from collecting societies and publishers collapsed last week, despite participants having invested £8m in getting it up and running....
July 11, 2014