Emeli Sandé is the latest big name to move to PPL for administration of international neighbouring rights.
Global royalties collections are a fast growing part of PPL’s business and chief executive Peter Leathem has singled out the emergence of rights in the US as a “game changer” for the sector. PPL recently announced a record international collection of £49.6million for 2017, while its June payout to members included international royalties of £25.7m.
Sandé, a four-time BRIT Award winner, joins artists including Bastille, Duke Dumont, Jessie J, Paolo Nutini, Rag‘N’Bone Man, Rita Ora and Tinie Tempah in making the move to PPL. Sandé was previously with Kobalt.
She said: “Making sure that artists at all stages of their career get paid fairly for their music is absolutely vital and the team at PPL play such an important role in making this happen. PPL has a strong reputation for looking after the rights of performers and I know my collections are in safe hands whenever my music is played in the UK or globally.”
PPL has a strong reputation for looking after the rights of performers
Leathem added: “We are delighted to welcome an artist as globally popular as Emeli Sandé to the PPL family for her international collections. She joins a strong roster of talent that we are proud to represent. PPL’s international collections reached a record high in 2017, totalling almost £50 million; our in-house expertise and knowledge of neighbouring rights, combined with our longstanding relationships with global partners and investment in leading technology, puts us in in an excellent position to maximise revenue for our artists when their recorded music is played overseas.”
PPL receives over a third of all performer neighbouring rights payments moving between collective management organisations (CMOs) globally. It currently has 90 agreements in place around the world.