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 over 125,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in the UK. As a membership organisation it ensures creators are paid whenever their music is played, performed or reproduced, championing the importance of copyright to protect and support the UK music industry. The UK has a proud tradition of creating wonderful music that is enjoyed the world over and PRS for Music has been supporting the creators of that music since 1914.

PRS for Music provides business and community groups with easy access to nearly 15m songs through its music licences. In an industry worth over £4.1bn, PRS for Music is uniquely placed to be a voice for music and music creators. Collecting £621.5m in 2016, PRS for Music is one of the world’s most efficient combined rights organisations. With over 100 representation agreements in place globally, PRS for Music's network represents over two million music creators.