Imogen Heap, John Truelove join PRS board

Imogen Heap

Singer songwriter Imogen Heap and dance music producer and DJ John Truelove have joined the PRS board as writer directors.

The announcement was made at the society’s Annual General Meeting in central London yesterday (24 May).

Publishers Jo Smith (Warner/Chappell), Stuart Hornall (Hornall Brothers) and Roberto Neri (Downtown Publishing) were also appointed as publisher directors.

Groundbreaking musician Heap has been nominated for five Grammy Awards, winning one for engineering and another for her contribution to Taylor Swift’s album 1989.

She’s also an Ivor Novello Award winner and is currently Featured Artist Coalition’s artist in residence chief executive.

International DJ and renowned dance music producer Truelove, founder of Truelove Music Publishing, has for many years been an active campaigner for fair remuneration for songwriters.

A statement on his company’s website said: ‘Thank you to everyone who voted or supported the campaign – it’s inspiring that John’s message resonated with so many people.

‘Some huge battles ahead but confident we can prevail in the quest for fairer remuneration for songwriters in the UK.’

Here’s a video message he released during his campaign –