PRS For Music, PPL plan public performance licensing JV

Mark Sutherland

Collecting societies PRS For Music and PPL have announced a proposal to create a new joint venture company to handle all public performance licensing for the UK.

In what would be a massive shake-up for the sector, worth around £250 million each year, the two licenses currently required by businesses playing music in public – one from PRS for the use of the musical composition and lyrics, on behalf of songwriters, composers and publishers, the other from PPL representing the ...

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