'Making sure that artists and producers are fairly paid for their work is so important': Duke Dumont signs with PPL

'Making sure that artists and producers are fairly paid for their work is so important': Duke Dumont signs with PPL

DJ and producer Duke Dumont has signed with PPL for the administration of his international neighbouring rights collections.

The musician, who was previously with Kobalt, is known for his UK No.1 singles Need U and I Got You, and Won’t Look Back which reached No.2 in 2014. 

Dumont (pictured) said: “Making sure that artists and producers are fairly paid for their work is so important, regardless of whether you’re just starting out in the business or have been on the circuit for years. The team at PPL has a great reputation for ensuring money gets back to the right people when their music is played around the world and I’m happy to know that they are taking care of collections in the UK and around the world for me.”

In March, PPL announced a record international annual collection with £49.6 million being collected on behalf of its performer and record label members in 2017.  PPL’s international collections have increased from £6 million in 2006 to nearly £50m in 2017. During this period, PPL collected over £355m internationally for performers and record companies.

PPL CEO Peter Leathem added: “The signing of Duke Dumont to PPL for his international collections is an exciting moment for us and demonstrates the diversity of our artist roster. We are really pleased to be working with an artist behind some of the most popular dance music of the past decade. We look forward to a long and productive relationship.” 

PPL already collects on an international basis for the likes of Bastille, Jessie J, Paolo Nutini, Rag‘N’Bone Man and Rita Ora.  

Click here to read Music Week's recent PPL/PRS cover story.

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