'We are delighted to support her career': Jade Bird signs to PPL

'We are delighted to support her career': Jade Bird signs to PPL

Jade Bird has signed with PPL for the administration of her international neighbouring rights collections.

The Glassnote-signed artist joins a roster of over 65,000 performers that PPL collects for internationally, including Rita Ora, Emeli Sandé and Bastille. 

Bird released her self-titled debut album in April and entered the UK Top 10. It has sales to date of 12,535, according to the Official Charts Company. 

She secured placements on the MTV Push and BBC Sounds Of 2018 watch lists, alongside acts such as Sam Fender and Lewis Capaldi. Bird has also made an impact in the US with the support of Glassnote.

PPL has 92 agreements with collective management organisations around the world. In 2018 these agreements covered 96% of the value of the neighbouring rights market for performers.

As one of the UK’s brightest music talents, we are delighted to be able to support her career

Peter Leathem

In 2018, PPL’s international revenue stream had a record year, collecting £70.9 million. It brought the total revenue collected since the start of PPL’s international business in 2006 to £429.1m. 

Peter Leathem, chief executive officer at PPL, said: “Our position in the neighbouring rights market is unique given the scale of our collections and operations, which allows us to invest heavily in our people, data and technology infrastructure. This scale of collections also has other benefits, such as better currency exchanges given the sheer amount of money being exchanged.

“We also play a key role in the main international trade body for collective management organisations representing performers, SCAPR, of which I am a director, which helps us have open and collaborative relationships with collective management organisations around the world. Jade will benefit from all of this, and, as one of the UK’s brightest music talents, we are delighted to be able to support her career.”

To read the Music Week cover feature with Peter Leathem, subscribers can click here.

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