PPL and PRS for Music announce joint licensing scheme

PPL and PRS for Music announced their intention to develop a pilot joint licensing scheme

In a joint statement issued today, PPL and PRS for Music announced their intention to develop a pilot joint licensing scheme in the Third Sector, in response to the Government’s announcement of changes to the legislation for music licensing.  The two music licensing bodies will develop a scheme working with charity and community groups, building on PRS for Music’s long experience of enabling music use in Third Sector organisations.

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PPL welcomes the Government’s response to the consultation on music licensing and the decision to adopt the simplest solution for right-holders and users in the Third Sector. This is a welcome move by the Government which gives our performers and record companies equivalent rights to those enjoyed throughout the rest of Europe. We have already started the dialogue with the charity umbrella organisations and we are determined to reach an agreement with them which is both easy to administer and fair to the charities and to the musicians and labels who produce the music they wish to use.

Fran Nevrkla - Chairman and CEO, PPL
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We have been licensing music use in premises all across the UK since 1914 and, working with our customers, we have developed a fair and balanced licensing approach, ensuring community groups can enjoy the benefits of using music.  We are committed to working closely with PPL to develop a pilot joint licensing scheme ensuring easy access to music for all that wish to use it.

Jeremy Fabinyi - Acting CEO, PRS for Music