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PRS for Music announces licensing deal with Beatport 

12 February 2009

PRS for Music has announced that it has signed a licensing deal with leading music download store Beatport.

Andrew Shaw, MD Broadcast and Online at PRS for Music said: “PRS for Music is pleased to have concluded licensing matters with Beatport. As an influential and fast growing digital store, it is of vital importance that our members receive the applicable royalties for the use of their works within the service.”

PRS for Music represents music from over 60,000 songwriters, composers and music publisher members. In addition to the repertoire PRS for Music represents for the UK, the licence provides Beatport with access to Pan European rights for Warner Chappell and Peer Music as well as access to a range of performing rights from PRS for Music members on a Pan-European basis.

Jonas Tempel, Beatport’s CEO said: “Beatport is happy to support the songwriters, composers and music publishers represented by PRS for Music. Being the leading company in the electronic music download space, Beatport hopes this agreement will set a new standard for other worldwide download sites, helping to ensure songwriters are paid properly for their compositions.”

Beatport are keen to ensure that the relevant creators are properly compensated for the use of their music and will provide PRS for Music with every assistance in an effort to maximize the accuracy of distribution of monies.

If you are a member of PRS for Music and want further details regarding distribution of royalties please contact their membership team: www.prsformusic.com/membership. If you are not currently a member of PRS for Music and have your compositions sold through Beatport, please visit www.prsformusic.com for more info on the benefits of membership.

About Beatport:

Beatport is the recognized leader of electronic music downloads by DJs and fans alike delivering content in premium-encoded formats that match the professional performance quality standards of the world's leading sound systems. Beatport.com allows users to access the world of electronic music through secure, legal, hi-speed, high quality downloads in MP3, MP4 and WAV formats on a pay per download basis from an impressive library of the world's leading major and independent labels.

Beatport Press Contact:
Shawn Sabo – VP of Marketing and PR, Beatport.com
Email - Shawn@beatport.com  
Phone -  +13035652681

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