PPL, PRS for Music and PRS Foundation to host OnTrack at BBC Music Introducing Live

The space will feature industry professionals who will share advice, insights and performances for those looking to get their careers OnTrack

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PPL, PRS for Music and PRS Foundation are joining forces at BBC Music Introducing Live to create OnTrack, a space for people looking to build a career in and make money from music.

OnTrack, aimed at those who write, perform, or release music, will provide expert advice and insights as well as play host to live performances.

OnTrack features:

  • Three days of talks and panels from established artists, leading record producers and A-list songwriters, offering guidance that will help others take their career to the next level.
  • Performances from up-and-coming artists, such as Emma McGrath.
  • Representatives from each organisation will be on hand to provide attendees with information about how PPL, PRS for Music and PRS Foundation can support their aspirations at different stages of their music careers.

The trio of organisations will host a Happy Hour from 4pm-5pm each day to help those looking to network with professionals from various corners of the business.

PPL and PRS for Music both license the use of music and collect royalties in the UK and around the world, supporting music careers by paying those who invest their time and talent into making music. PPL pays these royalties to performers on and owners of a recording, while PRS for Music pays royalties to the writers/composers of a musical work and music publishers. PRS Foundation is the UK’s leading charitable funder of new music and talent development and has supported over 6,700 new music artists and projects since 2010.

OnTrack will be open from 9am-6pm every day – see below for the full line-up.

Thursday 31 October

9am – Doors open 
11am – Record Producers: Producing your life – hosted by BBC DJ Huw Stephens
Steph Marziano (Kasabian, Mumford & Sons, Bruno Major, Denai Moore) 
Rhiannon Mair (Laura Marling, Bryde, Emma McGrath, Luna, Laura Brehm, LANTA) 
Ben Wynter (PRS Foundation/Producer manager) 
1pm – Auntie Flo In Conversation with Thris Tian (Worldwide FM)
4pm – Happy Hour networking ‘til 5pm 
6pm – Close

Friday 1 November

9am – Doors open 
11am – The Songwriter Masterclass – hosted by BBC DJ Phil Taggart 
Jake Gosling (Ed Sheeran, The Libertines, Shawn Mendes, James Bay, One Direction, Wiley) 
Marshall Music (Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Craig David, K-Ci and JoJo, Nelly Furtado) 
Emma Stakes (Xfactor, BGT, Kelsey Gill, Yellow Claw, Craig David)
1pm – Celia Archer (The Big Moon) In Conversation with BBC DJ Shell Zenner
4pm – Happy Hour networking ‘til 5pm 
6pm – Close

Saturday 2 November

9am – Doors open 
11am – Poppy Ajudha In Conversation with BBC DJ Phil Taggart 
1pm – Emma McGrath live performance 
4pm – Happy Hour networking ‘til 5pm 
6pm – Close

Also back by popular demand are PPL and PRS for Music’s “Get Played, Get Paid!” sessions, which explain how songwriters, performers, recording rightsholders and music publishers receive royalties when their music is used. These will feature experts from PPL and PRS For Music, as well as artists and managers offering their experience of monetising music.

The sessions will take place at The Cockpit at these times across the week:

Thursday 31 October – 12:45-1:45 
Friday 1 November – 11:30-12:30 
Saturday 2 November – 11:30-12:30

About PPL

Founded in 1934, PPL is the UK music industry’s collective management organisation (CMO) for over 110,000 performers and record companies. We license recorded music in the UK when it is played in public (shops, bars, nightclubs, offices etc.) or broadcast (BBC, commercial radio, commercial TV etc.) and ensure that revenue flows back to our members. These include both independent and major record companies, together with performers ranging from emerging grassroots artists through to established session musicians and influential festival headliners.

We also collect performance rights internationally when music is played in public and used on TV, radio and some online streaming services, as well as for private copying. This is achieved through our network of 92 agreements with CMOs around the world. International revenues are an increasingly important revenue stream for performers and recording rightsholders – since 2006 we have collected £429.1 million.

In 2018 we collected £246.8 million while also distributing money to 105,192 performers and recording rightsholders.

About PRS for Music

PRS for Music represents the rights of songwriters, composers and music publishers in the UK and around the world. As a membership organisation it works to ensure that creators are paid whenever their musical compositions and songs are streamed, downloaded, broadcast, performed and played in public. With over 100 representation agreements in place globally, PRS for Music's network represents over two million music creators worldwide. In 2018, 11.2 trillion performances of music were reported to PRS for Music with £746m collected on behalf of 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 new joint venture between PPL and PRS for Music.

About PRS Foundation

PRS Foundation is the UK's leading charitable funder of new music and talent development. Since 2000 PRS Foundation has given more than £32 million to over 6,800 new music initiatives by awarding grants and leading partnership programmes that support music sector development. Widely respected as an adventurous and proactive funding body, PRS Foundation supports an exceptional range of new music activity – from composer residencies and commissions to a network of talent development partners and showcases in the UK and overseas. | @PRSFoundation

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