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M magazine, the quarterly publication produced by PRS for Music for its members, has launched an interactive digital version.


PRS for Music action on copyright

 

Independent Code Review 2014

PRS for Music seeks to set the standard for high quality service and has a code of conduct to reinforce its commitment to standards.  We’ve worked with other UK collective management organisations (CMOs) and the British Copyright Council (BCC) to put in place an Independent Code Review, as part of the self-regulatory process.

 

The Independent Code Review will ascertain whether or not the British Copyright Council Principles remain fit for purpose and that UK CMO’s respective codes are compliant with the BCC Principles.

 

If you’d like to learn more about the Independent Code Review and take part, please visit this link to the Independent Code Review website where you can obtain further information.

 

Copyright is your livelihood and it's under review - act now

The European Commission has launched a Copyright Consultation to review copyright law. It is the first step in a journey which could ultimately affect the money you receive for your work.

 

Find out how you can help

 

Distribution committee updates

You can view here all the latest updates from the Distribution Committee meetings including the decisions made by the committee’s board members as well as all topics for future meetings.

 

This area will be updated after every committee meeting. These meetings take place every two months.

PRS for Music consultation

Richard Hooper was appointed to lead an independent review on the role of PRS for Music and any subsequent impact change may have on Distribution Policy.


The review is now in progress and includes input from writers, publishers and board members across various musical genres.

 

The consultation is running as an open and transparent process with related information, including issues raised within the consultation groups, being made available to all members through this area of our website.

 

As expected, a wide range of issues emerged from the discussions with publisher and writer members. The key points put forward by the interviewed publishers and writers to date have been grouped and documented in the dated meeting notes which can be found at the foot of this page.

 
Please note, these documents contain the opinions of individual members and do not necessarily reflect or indeed state the views of the wider membership or of PRS for Music.
 
At the end of the review Richard Hooper will re-examine the viewpoints expressed by members and produce a report for the Board to consider with regards to the role of PRS for Music.

 

Previously, Richard Hooper worked as Deputy Chair of Ofcom from 2002 to 2005 and led the Digital Copyright Exchange feasibility review last year. He is currently Chairman of the Independent Review of the Postal Services sector.

 

Consultation updates

 
 
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