New music venture increases local workforce for 2018

PPL PRS Ltd expands its Leicester workforce

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PPL PRS Ltd expanded its Leicester workforce this month, when 60 new employees joined its ranks. 

The company, the new joint venture between the UK’s two music licensing bodies PPL and PRS for Music, which aims to streamline the current process by providing one contact and one invoice for businesses and organisations buying a music licence, first opened its doors in June last year and has been steadily recruiting ever since. 

Having made its home in the former Leicester Mercury building at Mercury Place, PPL PRS Ltd has recruited employees, aptly named ‘Band Members’, and plans to launch its new music licensing service, TheMusicLicence, in the coming months.


I am delighted to welcome our latest new team members to PPL PRS. Leicester is a vibrant, evolving business hub, as well as having an abundance of local musical talent and we are already settling into our new home here. We look forward to engaging further with the business community in the area, and continuing to be a part of the city’s economic growth.

PPL PRS Ltd Managing Director, Suzanne Smith

A warm welcome to all of the new employees at PPL PRS Ltd. They join an organisation whose founding companies are steeped in musical heritage and form a central part of the music ecosystem. We look forward to working alongside the teams in Leicester and wish them all the very best in their new roles.

Peter Leathem, PPL Chief Executive

It gives me great pleasure to welcome so many new additions to PPL PRS Ltd – and what an incredibly exciting time to be joining the company. We look forward to working with everyone in Leicester, a city whose music culture is continuing to grow, to provide the best experience we can to our customers and members alike.

Paul Clements, Executive Director of Membership, International & Licensing at PRS for Music

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About PPL PRS Ltd

PPL PRS Ltd is a new joint venture between the UK's two music licensing societies —PPL and PRS for Music.

The aim of the joint venture is to provide the best music licensing experience in the world by keeping things simple for businesses and organisations who use music on a daily basis. 

About PRS for Music

PRS for Music represents the rights of over 160,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers in the UK and around the world. On behalf of its members, it works diligently 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 2021, 27 trillion performances of music were reported to PRS for Music with £677.2m 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.

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