New publisher directors at PRS

New publisher directors at PRS

Jackie Alway (Universal Music Publishing Ltd), William Booth (Sony/ATV & EMI Music Publishing Ltd) and Edwin Cox (West One Music Ltd) were officially elected to the PRS board yesterday.  The results were confirmed at the PRS AGM by Chairman Guy Fletcher OBE. Nigel Elderton (Peer Music UK Ltd) and Richard King (Faber Music Ltd) were also re-elected as publisher directors.

Directors Barry Blue, Nicky Graham, Steve Levine, Mitch Murray and Julian Nott were also re-appointed as representatives of the song-writing community.

Speaking to members and guests Guy Fletcher congratulated all directors and gave special thanks to Paulette Long (Westbury Music Ltd) for her service to the society as a publisher director.  He outlined the achievements of the year highlighting the success of UK songwriters both at home and abroad as well as the recent changes to the structure of PRS for Music.


Their hard work throughout 2012 has been rewarded by real achievements like reducing costs and increasing royalty revenues.  With the economy the way it is at home and abroad, the financial results of 2012 are admirable. As members we have the comfort of having a team which is dedicated to celebrating music, protecting copyright, delivering royalties and licensing your music wherever and however it is used.

Guy Fletcher, PRS Chair

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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