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.

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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

PRS for Music represents the rights of songwriters, composers and music publishers in the UK and around the world. As a membership organisation the company ensures creators are paid whenever their music and songs are played, performed, broadcast or reproduced in public and provides business and community groups with access to 22.2 million songs through its music licences. With over 100 representation agreements in place globally, PRS for Music's network represents over two million music creators.

In 2016, the organisation collected over half a billion pounds (£621.5m) on behalf of its members, making it one of the world’s leading music collective management organisations.