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PPL Pays £14.7 Million To Rightsholders In 2022 Q3

In 2022’s Q3 distribution of international revenue, PPL will pay £14.7 million to more than 33,000 performers and recording rightsholders, either as direct members of PPL or indirectly through other collective management organisations (CMOs).

PPL collects neighbouring rights royalties overseas where recorded music is used and rights exist for radio or TV broadcasting, cable retransmission, public performance, private copying or dubbing.

This quarter’s total is made up of international revenues collected from 73 CMOs around the world, with significant payments from CMOs in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain and the USA.

In addition to the international revenue, also included in this distribution payment is more than £1.9 million from PPL’s sister company VPL, which licences music videos when they are played in public or broadcast on TV.

The revenue being distributed to independent recording rightsholder members of VPL and other CMOs relates to the use of their music videos by MTV’s channels across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

PPL helps tens of thousands of performers and recording rightsholders maximise such international neighbouring rights royalty income for their work, including 8x Grammy winner Anderson .Paak, ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus, Rita Ora, and producer, DJ and member of Swedish House Mafia, Steve Angello.

PPL has 105 agreements in place with CMOs across Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and North and South America, ensuring its mandated members’ rights are represented in many of the world’s biggest music markets.

The company has invested heavily in technology that further improves data accuracy and processing, helping revenues reach performers and recording rightsholders more efficiently.

“We are proud to be able to make another significant quarterly payment of international revenue to those performers and recording rightsholders that mandate us to represent their neighbouring rights around the world,” said Peter Leathem, PPL chief executive officer.

“PPL collects more international neighbouring rights revenue than any other administrator or organisation, making us the leading company in the sector. We are the smart choice for those looking to maximise their international neighbouring rights income.”