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Phonographic Performance Limited

Identification number in the register: 20379155588-27
Registration date: 31/03/2011 19:39:05

The information on this entity was last modified on: 28/04/2015 20:55:24
The date of the last annual update was: 28/04/2015 20:55:24
Next update due latest on: 28/04/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Phonographic Performance Limited


Company Limited by Guarantee

    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations

Companies & groups

    Contact details

Upper James St, 1
London W1F 9DE

(+44) 2075341000

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Peter Leathem


    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  David Harmsworth

Director of Legal & Business Affairs

    Goals / remit

PPL is the UK-based music licensing company which licenses recorded music to be played in public or broadcast (including online). Established in 1934, PPL carries out this role on behalf of its tens of thousands of record company and performer members.

PPL licenses hundreds of thousands of businesses and organisations from all sectors across the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man who play recorded music to their staff or customers and who therefore require a licence by law. These can range from pubs, bars, nightclubs and hotels to shops, offices, factories, gyms, schools, universities and local authorities. PPL also licenses music service providers to copy recorded music for services such as in-store music systems, jukeboxes, fitness compilations and in-flight entertainment systems.

PPL also operates an International service, used by many of its members. Through over 74 agreements with music licensing companies globally, PPL is able to collect licensing revenue from the use of its members’ recorded music around the world. Under these agreements with other music licensing companies, PPL also acts on behalf of their members to collect their UK licensing revenue.

After the deduction of PPL’s operating costs, the revenue collected by PPL is distributed to its members based on information about the music used by licensees and the data contained in the PPL Repertoire Database, which holds the details of the millions of recorded music tracks covered by PPL’s licences.

PPL has a large and diverse membership. Members include major record companies and globally successful performers, as well as many independent record companies, sole traders, session musicians and emerging artists – all of whom are legally entitled to be fairly paid for the use of their work.


    Specific activities covered by the Register

Directive on Collective Rights Management
EU Copyright Review







PPL licenses recorded music on behalf of performers and record companies and provides vital revenue for music and for investment in future creativity and innovation. We are engaged in any issue at European level which affects the licensing of recorded music. PPL aims to work closely with the EU institutions towards a legal and regulatory framework in which artists, session musicians and record producers can receive a fair reward for their work.

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

25%: 3



    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

    Fields of interest

  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Culture
  • Enterprise
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Trade

    Membership and affiliation

    Financial data

01/2014  -  01/2015

< 9,999 €

No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.