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 represents the rights of over 155,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers in the UK and around the world. On behalf of its members, it works to grow and protect the value of their rights and ensure that creators are paid transparently and efficiently whenever their musical compositions and songs are streamed, downloaded, broadcast, performed and played in public. In 2020, 22.4 trillion performances of music were reported to PRS for Music, with £699m paid out in royalties to its members, making it one of the world’s leading music collective management organisations.
PRS for Music’s public performance licensing is now carried out on PRS for Music’s behalf by PPL PRS Ltd, the joint venture between PPL and PRS for Music.