PRS for Music welcomes Fabienne Leys as North American Member Relations lead
PRS for Music has announced that US music industry executive Fabienne Leys will lead its North American member and industry relations.
Fabienne brings extensive experience from A&R and management roles at leading record labels and entertainment companies, including Def Jam Records, Roc Nation, Atom Factory, and Steel Wool Entertainment. Throughout these roles, Fabienne has provided career development support to new and established songwriters such as Big Data, Brian Kennedy, Da Internz, Hayley Kiyoko, James Fauntleroy II, Jenn Decilveo, JR Rotem, and NO ID.
In addition to being a local first point of contact for PRS’ writer members and their representatives, both resident and working in North America, Fabienne will also provide an immediate channel for major developments and issues in the region, offering further depth to PRS for Music’s ongoing music industry relationships across the US. Fabienne’s multi-faceted business approach and broad-based career in the industry, will allow PRS for Music to continue and strengthen its presence in this key international market. Based in New York, and in addition to her membership relations role, Fabienne will also continue to oversee management of a select artist client roster.
PRS’ talented members are based all over the world, continuing to make an impact on an international scale. As a truly global organisation, we recognise the importance of having a local expert on hand to deliver excellent core services to members and we’re delighted to be working with Fabienne Leys. Her wealth of experience and success working with songwriters and composers, for some of the industry’s most-respected companies, ensures she is well placed to lead on and develop our vital relations with members in North America. This is imperative to our overarching strategy as we continue to invest in a high-performing engaged team, who challenge old established assumptions and bring new perspectives and skills to the table to maximise PRS members’ income.
I am thrilled to work with the PRS for Music team on their North American strategy, and connecting with members at important stages in their careers. It’s crucial for organisations and individuals to stay ahead of the game in our ever-evolving industry, and I look forward to expanding and strengthening the relationships between PRS for Music and its members in the region.
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.