Imogen Heap and John Truelove elected as new Writer Directors at PRS AGM 2017

Keynote speeches given by CEO Robert Ashcroft, Chairman Nigel Elderton and departing COO Craig Nunn

A panel of people at PRS for Music AGM

Renowned music creators Imogen Heap and John Truelove have been newly appointed as Writer Directors of the Performing Right Society (PRS), while Jo Smith (Warner/Chappell Music UK), Stuart Hornall (Hornall Brothers Music) and Roberto Neri (Downtown Music UK) are named Publisher Directors.

The announcement was made at the society’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 24 May.

A composer, recording artists, producer and performer, having worked in the music industry for over 20 years, Imogen Heap is known as much for her technological prowess as her Grammy-nominated and Ivor Novello Award-winning songwriting skills. As the creator of the MiMu gloves and blockchain aficionado, Heap has become a strong voice for music’s success in the digital era. She is also an ambassador for the PRS Foundation and recently became the Artist in Residence CEO at Featured Artists Coalition. 

John Truelove is a record producer, DJ, and music entrepreneur, founding his own companies including Truelove Music Publishing. A stalwart of the dance music community, Truelove has long campaigned for the sector within both PRS and further afield with the Association For Electronic Music (AFEM).


We are very pleased to have such brilliant members join the Board today. Their experiences will be incredibly important as we continue to build on the success we have seen over the last few years, not just in collecting record amounts of royalties, but as a membership organisation that is truly run by its members, for its members.

PRS Chairman Nigel Elderton

As part of the AGM, other matters discussed included the joint venture with PPL and the work PRS for Music has been carrying out to improve its data handling capabilities. Keynote speeches were delivered by CEO Robert Ashcroft, Chairman Nigel Elderton, who joined the organisation at the beginning of the year, and departing COO Craig Nunn, who leaves the company after six years at the end of the month.

The AGM follows PRS for Music’s recent announcement of its financial results for 2016. Over the year, the organisation paid out more than half a billion pounds in royalties to its members, celebrating a record financial performance. 


For media enquiries and further information, please contact: 

Stefania Pavlou, Media Relations Manager, PRS for Music: 020 3741 4777 /  

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.

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