19 March 2015
Jonathan Morrish to join PRS for Music
PRS for Music has today announced that Jonathan Morrish is to consult for the company in a PR role.
"I am delighted to be working for PRS for Music in an advisory PR role," said Jonathan Morrish. "I very much look forward to working with Robert as well as supporting Andy Hind and his team in his new position as Acting Head of Corporate Communications. I shall continue in my consultancy capacity at PPL as the two companies work more and more closely together."
Jonathan was previously Director of PR and Corporate Communications, PPL for eight years, relinquishing the full time role last summer to move into a consultancy position for Peter Leathem and his executive team. Jonathan started his career in PR in the mid-seventies for CBS Records, subsequently Sony Music, where, in a long career he held a number of UK and international PR positions working with many different artists and on a range of corporate issues. Prior to joining PPL in 2006, Jonathan was Head of Corporate PR at The Outside Organisation for three years.
“I am very pleased that Jonathan has agreed to join PRS where I know his experience and contacts will be very valuable," said Robert Ashcroft CEO PRS for Music. "He will bring much knowledge and practical benefit to Andy and the whole PR team as well as across the whole company."
About PRS for Music
PRS for Music represents the rights of over 118,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in the UK. As a membership organisation it ensures creators are paid whenever their music is played, performed or reproduced, championing the importance of copyright to protect and support the UK music industry. The UK has a proud tradition of creating wonderful music that is enjoyed the world over and PRS for Music has been supporting the creators of that music since 1914.
PRS for Music provides business and community groups with easy access to over 10m songs through its music licences. In an industry worth over £4.1bn PRS for Music is uniquely placed to be a voice for music and music creators. Collecting £537.4m in 2015, PRS for Music is one of the world’s most efficient combined rights organisations. With over 100 representation agreements in place globally, PRS for Music's network represents over two million music creators.