PRS for Music appoints Janeace Thompson as first Director of Talent Culture and Experience
PRS for Music is pleased to announce that Janeace (Jay-T) Thompson has been promoted to Director of Talent, Culture and Experience.
Reporting into Chief People and Transformation Officer, Suzanne Hughes, the newly created role is pivotal to the company’s plans to support and deliver its strategic imperatives and continue its journey of change.
Thompson joined PRS for Music in March 2022 as Head of Inclusion and Employee Experience following a varied and extensive career that spans over 20 years as a talent acquisition manager and EDIB strategist. Thompson’s previous roles include leadership positions at Louis Vuitton, The Gucci Group and JCDecaux.
Throughout her time at PRS for Music, Thompson has spearheaded the organisation’s progression around Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging (EDIB) commitments in line with UK Music’s Ten-Point Plan and the recently launched The Five Ps: The Music Industry’s Action Plan. Acting as a strategic advisor with the goal of creating a more inclusive culture for all employees to thrive and grow, she has fostered an environment of learning, understanding and safety in sharing perspectives and experiences.
Thompson also sits on UK Music’s Diversity Taskforce and contributes to the development of a programme of activity for the Taskforce which include collectively improving equity, diversity and inclusion across the music industry workforce.
In addition to Thompson’s current remit, which covers talent acquisition, employee lifecycle, learning & development, and ownership of employee-led Diversity & Inclusion affinity groups, the Director of Talent, Culture and Experience role will focus on how PRS for Music promotes and delivers its EDIB agenda within the wider music industry.
I am deeply honoured to assume this newly established role. Learning & Development, recruitment, and attraction are the enablers of Diversity and Inclusion. The design of this role is genius because I'm across all those three areas and with the broad view I have, I can merge it all together. The role is the first of its kind at PRS for Music. I’m excited that my skills, depth and breadth of knowledge, and ability to be able to deliver has been acknowledged. The way the business has received my new appointment encourages me that we are the progressive organisation that I hoped we would be when I joined.
Here at PRS for Music who we employ, the culture we create and how we look after our people is incredibly important and integral to our strategy and ambitious five-year plan. We are fortunate to have someone as highly skilled as Jay-T on our team as we continue our journey of becoming a socially conscious organisation and embed a more inclusive culture at every level, be it with a view to our activity internally or with a lens on our external-facing activations and supported events and campaigns.
About PRS for Music
PRS for Music is a world-leading music collective management organisation representing the rights of more than 165,000 talented songwriters, composers and music publishers around the globe. Headquartered in the UK, it works diligently on behalf of its members to grow and protect the value of their rights. With a focus on innovation and integrity, PRS for Music is redefining the global standard for music royalties to ensure creators are paid whenever their musical compositions and songs are streamed, downloaded, broadcast, performed and played in public. In 2022, PRS for Music collected £964m and paid out £836.2m in royalties. prsformusic.com