Paulette Long has worked within the music industry for 32 years. Beginning her career in music PR with Alan Edwards, she specialised in regional press for artistes as diverse as Smiley Culture, Luther Vandross, Ozzy Osbourne and Mick Jagger, also working for their parent artist management company (Big Country/The Cult).
Paulette joined Westbury Music in 1988 working within all areas of publishing from licensing, artist development and business affairs to royalty accounts and distribution. Whilst continuing in a consultancy capacity for Westbury, Paulette also worked for an independent record label and on an advertising agency’s music accounts before setting up Long Term Management where she represented music producer/remixer team 2B3 Productions who worked with major R&B artistes including Beverly Knight. Always having worked closely with Westbury Music, she rejoined its ranks in 2000, becoming a director three years later.
In 2004 Paulette was elected to the board of directors at the Music Publishers Association and 2005 saw her take the role as a Trustee for the PRS for Music Foundation serving as Vice Chair and now as an Ambassador. Other directorships include Urban Voice and Urban Development (Chair), a one-stop organisation for East London’s new urban music talent.
2008 saw Paulette elected to the Board of directors for PRS and in 2011 she was elected by the Board to serve as Deputy Chair (Publisher).
Paulette is also a Board Trustee of the PRS for Music Members Benevolent Fund and a founding member of ADMM (The Alliance for Diversity in Music and Media) who successfully created the UK music industry’s first Diversity Charter (formally adopted by UK Music). Currently sitting as co-chair of the UK Music Diversity Task Force and co-chair of the BPI Diversity Committee, in 2016 Paulette received an OBE for services to the music industry.
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Proposed for appointment by: Audio Network Ltd, Bucks Music Group Ltd, Simon Darlow, Faber Music Ltd, Mick Leeson, Mitch Murray, peermusic (UK) Ltd, Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK) Ltd, Universal Music Publishing Ltd and Warner/Chappell Music Publishing Ltd.
Current and recent directorships: Westbury Music (UK) Ltd, Music Business Mentors Ltd, Music Publishers Association Ltd, Rukus Music Publishing Ltd, Performing Right Society Ltd, Performing Right Society Foundation, Urban Voice (UK) Ltd, Urban Development.
PRS Board attendance since May 2016: 4 out of 4 meetings.