The UK’s two music licensing companies, PPL and PRS for Music, have launched their joint venture to create one single company – PPL PRS Ltd – to administer the licensing of music used in public, known as “public performance”.
It has been created to provide customers with a streamlined service, a single point of contact, and one licence covering both companies’ respective rights, thereby simplifying the administration and making it easier to play and perform music in public. The joint licence is called The Music Licence and brings to an end the need for customers to purchase separate PPL and PRS for Music licences from each individual organisation.
The Board of the new company will comprise PPL PRS senior management team members as well as representatives from both PPL and PRS for Music. PPL and PRS for Music will continue to operate separately in the other areas of their businesses.