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

PRS for Music represents the rights of over 160,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers in the UK and around the world. On behalf of its members, it works diligently to grow and protect the value of their rights and ensure that creators are paid transparently and efficiently whenever their musical compositions and songs are streamed, downloaded, broadcast, performed and played in public. In 2021, 27 trillion performances of music were reported to PRS for Music with £677.2m paid out in royalties to its members, making it one of the world’s leading music collective management organisations.

PRS for Music’s public performance licensing is now carried out on PRS for Music’s behalf by PPL PRS Ltd, the joint venture between PPL and PRS for Music.

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