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PRS for Music statement: NSM Music Ltd 

PRS for Music stands by its statement of 1st July 2011 regarding the outcome of High Court proceedings against NSM Music Ltd.

Read a copy of the Order and the Judgment:

As is clear from the Order and the Judgment, judgment was entered in favour of PRS for Music against NSM Music Limited and permission to appeal was refused.

PRS for Music represents the rights of the creators or publishers of musical works.

PPL represents the rights of the performers and sound recording owners.

To incorporate and digitally transmit recorded music into jukeboxes, a provider will need to obtain licences in relation to both sound recordings and musical works.

For the avoidance of doubt, such licences are separate from sound recording and musical work licences required by premises for the public performance of recorded music on jukeboxes.  However, this public performance will also require a licence both in relation to sound recordings and musical works.  This is because the public performance of recorded music utilises both sound recordings and musical works.

Jonathan Morrish from PPL added “we reiterate that both organisations represent different rights in music used.  Licences are required for both rights in sound recordings and musical works for jukebox services such as the services provided by NSM Music Ltd.

For any enquiries regarding PPL:

Jonathan Morrish, Director of PR & Corporate Communications
0207 534 1245 / 07834645268

Clare Goldie, Press Officer
0207 534 1121 / 07834 645268

Notes to Editor:

About PRS for Music

PRS for Music represents the rights of over 125,000 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.

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