PPL and PRS support Gramophone Classical Music Awards

PPL and PRS for Music will jointly support the Special Achievement Award


The UK’s two licensing bodies involved in ensuring that composers and performers are rewarded for their work in music have joined the list of organisations and individuals supporting this year’s Gramophone Classical Music Awards. 

The 2017 Gramophone Classical Music Awards are taking place on September 13 at 8 Northumberland Avenue, London, and will mark 40 years since the first event (which took place in 1977). Live music will feature largely and a number of previous award winners will return to perform. The event will once again be streamed live by medici.tv, and the Awards hopes to build on last year’s viewership of 35,000.

PPL and PRS for Music will jointly support a Special Achievement Award, which will be made to an individual whose role in the championing of new music has few equals today.

PPL and PRS for Music work to support the most integral parts of the music industry: the creation and performance of music. Collectively, the two organisations represent the rights of songwriters, composers, publishers, record labels and performers the world over, ensuring they are fairly paid whenever their music is played or reproduced in public.


We are delighted to announce that we will be supporting the 40th annual Gramophone Classical Music Awards. It is one of the highlights of the classical music calendar and on September 13 we are very much looking forward to recognising the genre’s achievements over the past year.

Peter Leathem, Chief Executive at PPL

PRS for Music is incredibly pleased to be supporting the Gramophone Classical Music Awards as it celebrates its 40th anniversary as one of the most prestigious awards in classical music. We cannot wait to join with celebrations on the night to honour the best that the classical record industry has to offer.

Harriet Wybor, Classical Account Manager, PRS for Music

About PRS for Music

PRS for Music represents the rights of over 125,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in the UK. As a membership organisation it ensures creators are paid whenever their music is played, performed or reproduced, championing the importance of copyright to protect and support the UK music industry. The UK has a proud tradition of creating wonderful music that is enjoyed the world over and PRS for Music has been supporting the creators of that music since 1914.

PRS for Music provides business and community groups with easy access to nearly 15m songs through its music licences. In an industry worth over £4.1bn, PRS for Music is uniquely placed to be a voice for music and music creators. Collecting £621.5m in 2016, PRS for Music is one of the world’s most efficient combined rights organisations. With over 100 representation agreements in place globally, PRS for Music's network represents over two million music creators.