John Mottram appointed PRS for Music Public Affairs Manager

PRS for Music confirms the appointment of its new Public Affairs Manager, John Mottram.

The organisation that represents some 95,000 songwriters, composers and publishers has confirmed the appointment of its new Public Affairs Manager, John Mottram.

John Mottram was previously Head of International Broadcasting and Radio at the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) leading the Government’s media objectives and closely working with senior officials across Whitehall and in Europe on policy for media industries.

Mottram played a fundamental role in the development and implementation of economic policies, through the Digital Britain Review and Digital Economy Act 2010, to support the UK communications and content industries.


John has long experience and expertise in government and policymaking and will be bringing to the role valuable insight and lobbying capability which is crucial right now. His understanding of the regulatory environment and the businesses that PRS for Music license is an immense asset. We are delighted to welcome John to the PRS for Music team.

Robert Ashcroft, PRS for Music Chief Executive

PRS for Music is a leading and influential voice for the creative industries both in the UK and around the world. I look forward to using my experience of political and regulatory environments in the communications markets to secure a strong and sustainable copyright framework which supports growth and innovation for our members.

John Mottram

About PRS for Music

Here for music since 1914, PRS for Music is a world-leading music collective management organisation representing the rights of more than 175,000 talented songwriters, composers and music publishers. Redefining the global standard for music royalties, PRS for Music ensures songwriters and composers are paid whenever their musical compositions and songs are streamed, downloaded, broadcast, performed and played in public. 

For 110 years it has grown and protected the rights of the music creator community, paying out royalties with more accuracy, transparency and speed. In 2023, PRS for Music paid out £943.6m in royalties and collected a record £1.08 billion in revenues.

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