Phonographic Performance Limited
Company Limited by Guarantee
II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations
Companies & groups
Upper James St, 1
London W1F 9DE
Mr Peter Leathem
Mr David Harmsworth
Director of Legal & Business Affairs
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.
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.
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01/2014 - 01/2015
< 9,999 €
No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.
By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.