PPL has backed the Music Week Awards 2013 as sponsor of the radio categories at next year’s event.
The music rights group will be associated with both the Radio Show and Radio Station categories at the ceremony, which takes place on Thursday, April 11 at The Brewery in Central London.
PPL director of PR?and Corporate Communications Jonathan Morrish said:?“As the quote from Will Rogers goes: ‘We can’t all be heroes because somebody has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.’
“It’s an appropriate little epithet to hold on to at the time of the Music Week Awards because it captures, over the years, their spirit in recognising and rewarding the back room people in this wonderful business who do the hard, and often, creative slog!
"None of us in the industry would be in it if it weren’t for performers and musicians. The creative process of music begins and ends with them. They are the heroes and we all owe everything to them and their talent. But it’s a complicated world and to bring a piece of music to a consumer/user requires the work and ingenuity of many people – from record companies, to retail, to media, to publishers, developers and many more. It’s a long list but it is these companies and people who are honoured at the Music Week Awards – and rightly so.
“At PPL we too are proud of the ‘back-room’, kerbside role we play. For example we annually track 3.1 billion seconds of airplay, match it to our systems and can then pay out to our 60,000 members. The use of their music is fundamental to broadcasters and businesses and this revenue stream is in many cases critical to them.
“Mentioning broadcasters, PPL is proud to sponsor the Radio Station category and the Radio Show category. Music, and radio, indeed make the world a better place!
“Congratulations from PPL to all the nominees and winners and here’s to a great night.”
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