PRS for Music has announced the addition of Warp Music Ltd and Nettwerk One Music Ltd to its Independent Music Publishers’ European Licensing collective.
The new names bring the total membership to 20.
“It’s been a year of significant milestones for PRS for Music’s online licensing activity, with a number of key new services licensed and the continued growth of IMPEL proving itself to be a force in the market,” said PRS for Music head of online Ben McEwen.
“Our ongoing commitment to support the growth and development of legitimate music services across is great news for our members at a time of continued transition for the wider industry. I am very optimistic 2012 revenues will reflect the strides we have made in pan-European licensing.”
Joanna Hagger, Warp Music Ltd added: "Joining IMPEL was a simple process and we've received support from a great team so far. It is important for us to work across the whole of Europe with a direct licensor that understands the needs of an independent."
IMPEL represents an impressive list of repertoire such as David Bowie (Bucks), Justin Timberlake (Imagem), Lou Reed (Spirit) and Goldie (Westbury), amongst many others and almost £7m in royalties already distributed through the initiative.
By the end of 2012, PRS for Musicalso confirmed it had secured pan-European licenses for cloud services provided by iTunes, Google, Amazon and Microsoft, providing access to British repertoire across multiple territories and ultimately to millions of tracks.