PRS for Music statement regarding the ruling on ITV vs. TVCatchup Ltd.
PRS for Music statement regarding the European Court of Justice ruling on ITV vs. TVCatchup Ltd.
PRS for Music welcomes the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union in relation to ITV Broadcasting Ltd vs. TVCatchup Ltd. It is a good decision for broadcasters but also all parties involved in the creative value chain, especially the music creators whose works are included in programmes. The value and long term sustainability of our culture is undermined if unlicensed services compete unfairly against those who invest in creative people and productions.
About PRS for Music
PRS for Music is a world-leading music collective management organisation representing the rights of more than 165,000 talented songwriters, composers and music publishers around the globe. Headquartered in the UK, it works diligently on behalf of its members to grow and protect the value of their rights. With a focus on innovation and integrity, PRS for Music is redefining the global standard for music royalties to ensure creators are paid whenever their musical compositions and songs are streamed, downloaded, broadcast, performed and played in public. In 2022, PRS for Music collected £964m and paid out £836.2m in royalties. prsformusic.com