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Facts and stats 

  • PRS for Music collectively manages the rights of over 118,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in the UK.
  • PRS for Music leads the way in UK and worldwide licensing, with 100 agreements with affiliated collecting societies in 150 countries.
  • In 2014 PRS for Music collected £664.3 million for its membership from broadcasters, digital services, music sales, public performance and international use of members’ repertoire.  This was a 1% increase on the previous year.
  • 90p in every pound collected goes direct to PRS for Music members.
  • PRS for Music currently manage around 14.7 million musical works and in 2014 processed 250 billion uses of music.
  • PRS for Music tariffs start from as little as £44 per year (+VAT), enabling businesses and community groups to tailor their licence to their exact needs.  All our licences have been agreed with the relevant trade bodies and organisations.
  • Songwriters and composers do not get paid to write music, they only get paid when that music is used.
  • PRS for Music - through its foundation - is the largest funder of new music in the UK.
  • PRS for Music operates under the 1988 Copyright, Design and Patents Act.  The UK has had an effective copyright and intellectual property law since 1843 enabling a strong creative economy.
  • musicworksforyou.com - a joint research project with PPL - has identified the range of benefits music has to businesses including improving productivity and boosting staff morale.
  • The UK music business brings £3.5bn* GVA to the British economy and, with America and Sweden, is one of only three net exporters of music in the world. *source: 2013 UK Music annual economic study, Measuring Music.

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