Radio Festival Showcase confirm PRS for Music and PPL as sponsors for this year's event

Taking place on Tuesday 29 September at the British Library

The Radio Academy has announced that PRS for Music and PPL are the headline sponsors for Radio Festival Showcase, in a unique first for the event. Radio Festival Showcase takes place on Tues 29 September at the British Library in London. Tickets available now at

Radio Festival Showcase is the biggest forum for discussion and debate in the industry. The event is packed with exclusive, compelling sessions from an eclectic mix of some of the greatest names in radio and audio, showcasing the diversity of opportunities in the business and giving a voice to the industry in its entirety.


I’m delighted that PRS for Music and PPL have come on board as Headline Partners for Radio Festival Showcase 2015. The Radio Academy reaches out to the whole of the UK Radio and Audio sector and as such, is a great fit for both PRS for Music and PPL. Both organisations have been long term supporters of The Radio Academy and Radio Festival Showcase provides a great platform from which to build on hopefully more strategic collaborations in the future.

Roger Cutsforth, MD of The Radio Academy

PRS for Music is delighted to be a Headline Partner of The Radio Academy’s ‘Radio Festival Showcase’, celebrating and championing innovation in the radio and audio sector. As a membership organisation that represents the rights of over 111,000 songwriters, composers and publishers, we are proud to support and contribute to the exciting developments, insights and successes within the music industry, especially in music broadcast.

Paul Clements, Commercial Director at PRS for Music

PPL has proudly supported the Radio Academy for many years and so it is with great pleasure that we are able to continue this involvement with the new format Radio Festival this year. We look forward to celebrating the pioneers of audio and radio innovation and to an impressive programme of inspirational speakers at this very special event.

Jez Bell, Chief Licensing Officer at PPL

Radio Festival Showcase takes place at the British Library in London on Tues 29 September. For further information please visit


Sunday 27 September - BBC Music John Peel Lecture with Brian Eno

Monday 28 September – Radio Festival TechCon

Tuesday 29 September - Radio Festival Showcase hosted by Paddy O’Connell

  • Sue Ahern and Helen Boaden - Networking Breakfast
  • Roly Keating? - Save our Sounds
  • JR Little - Creativity
  • Chris Evans - In Conversation
  • Amy Kean - The Power of Mobile
  • Gill Hind - How National Commercial Radio ls Changing
  • Christian O’Connell - Freedom of Speech
  • Paul Gambaccini - My Year Under The Yewtree
  • Fi Glover and Tony Phillips - The Listening Project
  • Patrick Collins - Audiences of the Future
  • Janet Street Porter - Media Landscape
  • Phil Critchlow - The Big Idea
  • Will Page and Annie Mac - Curation or Creation
  • Richard Curtis and Yasmin Evans - Radio Everyone
  • Peter Barron - Google Culture and Creativity
  • Nicky Pattinson - Selling Ideas and Yourself
  • Steve Parkinson and Tim Johns - ReelWorld 30 Under 30
  • Zane Lowe and Ben Cooper - In Conversation


For further information please contact Karen McNamara or Alexandra Sutton at LD Communications on:

T: 0207 439 7222

Notes to Editors

Radio Festival

The Radio Festival, organised by The Radio Academy is the UK radio industry’s biggest annual debating and networking event. It attracts hundreds of top executives, producers and presenters from the BBC, commercial and independent sectors as well as community, hospital, student radio and audio-related businesses. The three-day programme of keynote speeches, workshops, masterclasses, demonstrations and networking opportunities is a celebration of world-class content and offers an unparalleled insight into the industry. The Radio Festival 2015 takes place at The British Library in London from Sunday 27th to Tuesday 29 September 2015. Tickets are on sale now, available at:

The British Library

The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the world's greatest research libraries. It provides world class information services to the academic, business, research and scientific communities and offers unparalleled access to the world's largest and most comprehensive research collection. The Library's collection has developed over 250 years and exceeds 150 million separate items representing every age of written civilisation and includes books, journals, manuscripts, maps, stamps, music, patents, photographs, newspapers and sound recordings in all written and spoken languages. Up to 10 million people visit the British Library website - - every year where they can view up to 4 million digitised collection items and over 40 million pages.

The British Library is home to the UK’s Sound Archive, a treasure trove of living history containing more than 6.5 million sounds including music, spoken word, oral history, wildlife and the environment dating back to the birth of recorded sound in the 19th century. Discover more and listen at

About PRS for Music

Here for music since 1914, PRS for Music is a world-leading music collective management organisation representing the rights of more than 175,000 talented songwriters, composers and music publishers. Redefining the global standard for music royalties, PRS for Music ensures songwriters and composers are paid whenever their musical compositions and songs are streamed, downloaded, broadcast, performed and played in public. 

For 110 years it has grown and protected the rights of the music creator community, paying out royalties with more accuracy, transparency and speed. In 2023, PRS for Music paid out £943.6m in royalties and collected a record £1.08 billion in revenues.

switching account

Switching your account...