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PRS for Music supports British Copyright Council WIPO course 

November 2011

PRS for Music, the organisation that represents the rights of 85,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers, is to host two dedicated events to support the British Copyright Council (BCC) and World Intellectual Property Organisation’s (WIPO) annual London course in Copyright and Related Rights.

The BCC WIPO training course takes place between October 31st and November 11th and is organised by the BCC on behalf of WIPO, in association with the Intellectual Property Office (IPO).

PRS for Music will be hosting the opening drinks reception on October 31st and has invited guests from Government, industry stakeholders and IPO officials to meet the 20 delegates from Governments including Pakistan, China, Argentina and Jamaica.

On 2nd November, as part of the course, PRS for Music will be hosting a series of panel discussions, covering topics such as an introduction to the rights managed by PRS for Music, the principles of tariff setting for copyright licences, the activities of the PPS team and Broadcast and Online, and the essential role of distribution policies and data to support effective rights management.   

Frances Lowe, Head of Regulatory and Corporate Affairs said: “We are delighted to host the visit by delegates on the WIPO course. Music is enjoyed in every country of the world and we are honoured to contribute to delegates’ understanding of models for good practice in collective management in a global framework and to share our experience and insight."



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 nearly 15m 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 £621.5m in 2016, 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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