PRS for Music adds Warp and Nettwerk One to its expanding collective of indie publishers

PRS for Music confirmed that it has added world renowned publishers, Warp Music Ltd. and Nettwerk One Music Ltd to its Independent Music Publishers’ European Licensing (IMPEL) collective

The collecting society that represents 95,000 songwriters, composers and publishers has confirmed that it has added world renowned publishers, Warp Music Ltd. and Nettwerk One Music Ltd. to its Independent Music Publishers’ European Licensing (IMPEL) collective, bringing the total membership to 20.

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It’s been a year of significant milestones for PRS for Music’s online licensing activity, with a number of key new services licensed and the continued growth of IMPEL proving itself to be a force in the market.

Ben McEwen, Head of Online, PRS for Music

IMPEL represents an impressive list of repertoire such as David Bowie (Bucks), Justin Timberlake (Imagem), Lou Reed (Spirit) and Goldie (Westbury), amongst many others and almost £7m in royalties already distributed through the initiative.

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Joining IMPEL was a simple process and we've received support from a great team so far. It is important for us to work across the whole of Europe with a direct licensor that understands the needs of an independent.

Joanna Hagger, Warp Music Ltd.

By the end of 2012, PRS for Music also confirmed it had secured pan-European licenses for cloud services provided by iTunes, Google, Amazon and Microsoft, providing access to British repertoire across multiple territories and ultimately to millions of tracks.

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Our ongoing commitment to support the growth and development of legitimate music services across is great news for our members at a time of continued transition for the wider industry. I am very optimistic 2012 revenues will reflect the strides we have made in pan-European licensing.

Ben McEwen, Head of Online, PRS for Music 

About IMPEL

IMPEL was the first vehicle to allow independent publishers to take advantage of the European Commission Recommendation on the collective management of online music rights and provides a convenient one-stop shop for licensees. IMPEL chose PRS for Music as its partner society to license and administer the participating publishers’ rights on its behalf, and has the full support of the Music Publishers Association. The group includes, Bucks Music Group, Conexion Music Limited, Eagle-i Music Limited, Fairwood Music (UK) Limited, Fintage Publishing BV, Hornall Brothers Music Limited, Kassner Associated Publishers Limited, Minds on Fire (formerly Club Row Music), Moncur Street Music Limited, Mute Song Limited, Nettwerk One Music Ltd, Proof Songs Limited, Red Ink Music Limited, Reverb Music Limited, RZO Music Limited, Spirit Music Group, The Music Sales Group, Truelove Music, Warp Music Ltd and Westbury Music Limited.

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.