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PRS for Music to extend consultation on Tariff LP 

1 June 2015

Consultation on Tariff LP to be extended until 30 September 2015

PRS for Music has today announced an extension on the consultation period for Tariff LP which is applied to ticketed live popular music events such as concerts and festivals. Originally Monday, 8 June 2015, the deadline for responses is now 30 September 2015.

The extension has been granted following the Concert Promoters’ Association’s (CPA) stated interest in conducting its own research in response to PRS for Music’s consultation documentation which was announced on April 13. The extension will allow the CPA and other industry groups to respond comprehensively to the consultation. PRS for Music welcomes the industry-wide commitment to engaging in this process.

The CPA represents 45 members and 14 associate members that are active promoters of live music concerts, concert tours, events and festivals.

The extension is also supported by the following industry bodies in the live sector: Association of Independent Festivals, Association of Festival Organisers, British Association of Concert Halls, Music Venues Trust, National Arenas Association, National Open Air Events Association, Society of London Theatre/UK Theatre, Night Time Industry Association and The Event Services Association/Event Industry Forum.

The aim of the consultation is to conduct a comprehensive review across the live music industry to ensure that PRS for Music operates an appropriate tariff for its customers and members.

Notes to Editors:

  • This is a joint statement by PRS for Music and the Concert Promoters’ Association (CPA).

About the Consultation

  • The tariff is applied to ticketed live popular music events such as concerts and festivals performing songs composed by PRS for Music songwriters and composers.
  • The tariff was originally set in 1988 and is 3% of gross box office receipts per event.
  • A separate tariff, Tariff LC, that applies to live classical music concerts, is not in the scope of this consultation.
  • The consultation will now extend to the 30 September, 2015.
  • Visit www.prsformusic.com/liveconsultation to find out more about the consultation process.

About PRS for Music

PRS for Music represents the rights of 111,000 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 £3.5bn PRS for Music is uniquely placed to be a voice for music and music creators. Collecting £664.3m in 2014, 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.

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