PRS for Music launches new Code of Conduct

PRS for Music has launched a revised Code of Conduct for its 95,000 music creator members and over 350,000 existing customers.

PRS for Music has launched a revised Code of Conduct for its 95,000 music creator members and over 350,000 existing customers. 

The code follows the British Copyright Council Principles of Good Governance for Collective Management Organisations and also takes into account the recently published Intellectual Property Office Minimum Standards for UK Collecting Societies. It outlines how PRS for Music will achieve best practice by responding to the needs of members and licensees alike and conduct its licensing business fairly and transparently.

Detailed in the code are commitments to:

  • Provide information about the general governance, licensing and membership activities of PRS for Music
  • Set standards of conduct that members and licensees can expect from the society
  • Set standards for transparency
  • Outline the complaints procedure for members and customers 
  • Provide an independent ombudsman for complaint resolution
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This revised code builds upon and consolidates PRS for Music’s existing licensee and membership codes.  Its launch underpins our commitment to excellent service and high standards in all that we do.

Robert Ashcroft, Chief Executive - PRS for Music

The introduction of the code follows a consultation period with members, customers groups, trade association and other stakeholders. 

View the PRS for Music Code of Conduct

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