PRS for Music elect Chris Butler and John Minch to represent independent publishers
PRS for Music reveal the elected representatives for its Executive Board in 2016
PRS for Music are pleased to announce that Imagem Chief Executive, John Minch and Music Sales Group’s Head of Publishing Rights, Chris Butler will represent independent publishers on its Executive Board.
The announcement followed the PRS board meeting on Wednesday (16 December 2015) where Chris and John were both re-elected as independent publishers.
There were three independent publisher nominations received for the two available seats which saw a ballot put in place to decide the outcome.
PRS is at the forefront of innovation and best practice within the worldwide Rights Management community and I am delighted to be able to continue to contribute to the work of the executive board.
It’s an exciting time. The new ICE development and a major investment in a new digital PRS. I’m happy and flattered to be part of it all.
The Executive Board primarily oversees the direction of PRS for Music's strategy, operations and performance – consisting of directors drawn from the Performing Right Society Limited, both songwriters and publishers, as well as external directors.
In the other ballots, former BASCA Chairman Simon Darlow was elected as Deputy Chairman (writer), where songwriter Mick Leeson and composer Julian Nott were appointed as Writer Members.
In addition, MPA Chair Jackie Alway and Sony/ATV’s William Booth were elected as major Publisher Members.
These appointments will come into effect on 1 January 2016.
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.