PRS for Music appoints John Hywel Morris new Senior Membership Development Manager, Wales

PRS for Music today confirmed the appointment of John Hywel Morris to the position of Senior Membership Development Manager, Wales.

John has been with PRS for Music for nineteen years and the new appointment is a promotion from his previous role as Welsh Membership Development Consultant. John has demonstrated enormous commitment to improving the efficiency and accuracy of royalty collections to Welsh members.  John was also fundamental in securing the first joint-licensing venture between MCPS and PPL.

A musician himself, John will be returning to Wales where the role will be based to support PRS for Music members most effectively, while working with the wider industry to develop new songwriting talent.

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John understands the songwriting process, has a deep knowledge of the Welsh music industry and is an expert in the field of music licensing.  He also cares passionately about Welsh composers, songwriters and publishers and their repertoire.  We conducted a rigorous recruitment search both internally and externally, and John’s knowledge was unsurpassed so he was a natural fit for the role.  We are excited at the new opportunities this role will bring.

Mark Lawrence Director of Membership at PRS for Music

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.