Rights issue: Societies braced for major downturn in licensing revenue

Andre Paine

The bosses of PRS For Music and PPL have revealed that there will be a severe impact on distributions in the years ahead for songwriters, performers and other rights-holders resulting from the coronavirus.

As well as the immediate loss of income from public performance licences following the economic shutdown in the UK, there will be a delayed reaction in live and international as collections dry up globally for the period covering the pandemic.

PRS For Music and PPL have ...

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