We catch up with PRS for Music chief executive Robert Ashcroft to learn the story behind 2016's record royalty numbers and hear about the society’s biggest challenges in 2017 and beyond...
The Performing Right Society (PRS) has announced it paid out more than half a billion pounds in royalties to songwriters, composers and publishers last year, in its strongest performance to date.
PPL, the UK collecting society for record companies and performers, has announced its largest ever first quarter international distribution to members.
The US recorded music business could be missing out on as much as $1bn in royalties per year due to the so-called ‘safe harbour’ legal loophole, according to a new study.
‘2017 will be a defining year for MCPS,’ Chris Butler, MCPS Chairman, has told M magazine.
PRS for Music processed data from over four trillion music performances in 2016, according to new distribution data figures.
Music industry experts have called on songwriters, composers and producers to grasp the importance of managing their music rights and works' data to ensure they get paid.
Poor music data is an industry-wide issue that needs an industry-wide solution, ‘not in the future, but right now’, PRS for Music’s director of operations, Paul Dilorito, has said.
Music journalism, drugs, Brexit and royalties are among the key topics to be explored at this year’s Great Escape convention 2017.
PRS for Music is launching a new reporting tool in early 2017 to make it easier and simpler for members to claim royalties from their live gigs.