With the industry about to decamp to Brighton for The Great Escape, PPL has announced details of its involvement in this year’s festival, which runs from May 18-20.
The music licensing company will have a presence at the festival on Thursday, May 18 and Friday, May 19 and PPL staff will be present throughout the weekend.
PPL’s Member Services team will host drop-in sessions for performers and rightsholders at the Brighton Dome on Thursday, with the company’s head of international, Amanda Carmichael, due to take part in the CMU Insights panel on Friday at Dukes 2 @ Komedia.
Also on Friday, PPL will co-host a panel at The Old Courtroom with PRS for Music and PRS Foundation where Marika Hackman will be discussing her evolution as an artist with close members of her team including Transgressive Records co-founder Tim Dellow and producer Charlie Andrew, also known for his work with Alt-J. BBC Radio 6 Music’s Tom Ravenscroft will chair the discussion. In November 2016, PPL announced a new partnership with PRS Foundation in which £200,000 will be pledged each year to support new music and artist development.
Peter Leathem, chief executive, PPL said: “The Great Escape has firmly established itself over the past eleven years as one of Britain’s most prestigious showcases of new music and we are delighted to be able to support it again this year. We hope that our members will find the drop-in clinic sessions very useful and we are excited to co-host the artist panel event with the supremely talented Marika Hackman and take part in the annual CMU Insights programme.”
View PPL’s full schedule for The Great Escape below, and for the lowdown on Music Week’s involvement at the festival click here.
Drop-in sessions (spaces limited)
Thursday, May 18. 2pm-5pm in Brighton Dome foyer.
Members can have dedicated one-to-one time with a member of the team.
Marika Hackman - 'Evolving as an Artist'. Presented by PPL, PRS for Music and PRS Foundation
Friday, May 19. 12pm-2pm at The Old Courtroom.
In conversation with Marika Hackman, her long-term producer Charlie Andrew (Alt-J, Money), Tim Dellow from Transgressive (management and publisher) and her radio plugger Claire Collins from Scream Promotions. It will cover how Marika has evolved and grown artistically, and the challenges faced when taking risks creatively. Chaired by BBC Radio 6 Music’s Tom Ravenscroft.
The Royalties Conference, part of CMU Insights
Friday, May 19. 11am-5pm at The Komedia.
PPL's Head of International, Amanda Carmichael, will be taking part in CMU Insights’ panel exploring the flow of international royalties.