British music revenue abroad has doubled since 2002

Tom Pakinkis

PRS for Music has announced that revenue from British music used abroad has doubled since 2002.

During 2011, UK songwriters and composers earned £187.7m globally up 10.6% on 2010 (£169.6m).

In all, PRS for Music represents 90,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers, collecting royalties from 150 territories around the world. 

Growth of £100m in international royalties since 2002 was attributed by the organisation to both the widespread consumption of British music and improved licensing of its use and efficiency of ...

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