APM 2014 Performer Director election

Two candidates stand in Performer Director election at PPL Annual Performer Meeting

This year’s PPL Annual Performer Meeting (APM) is being held at Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA on Wednesday 26 November 2014 for Eligible Performers (i.e. those registered with PPL who received a PPL performer payment in 2012 and/or 2013). 

Under PPL's Articles of Association, each year the longest serving Elected Performer Director(s) must retire from office by rotation and there must be an election for the position(s). The retiring director(s) may stand for re-election. Eligible Performers have the opportunity to nominate candidates for election, and, in order to be considered, a prospective candidate must receive at least ten nominations from Eligible Performers. The nomination process has now closed and PPL is pleased to confirm the list of candidates.

This year there is one Elected Performer Director position to be elected, and two candidates are standing for that position.

Those candidates are Ashley Mason and Gerald Newson (who is the Elected Performer Director retiring by rotation and who is standing for re-election).

Both candidates have submitted written election statements which can be viewed and downloaded here.

The successful candidate will sit on both the PPL Performer Board and the main PPL Board.

The election will take place at the APM, and shall be voted on by Eligible Performers. If an Eligible Performer is unable to attend the APM, but still wishes to vote for one of the candidates, they should use the Proxy form which accompanied the APM 2014 Notice.

Performers are welcome to contact apm@ppluk.com (quoting their PPL ID) with any queries about the APM, including the use of Proxy forms.

Make sure to follow @PPLUK on Twitter for Performer Board election updates and great live coverage of this important annual PPL event. Use the dedicated #PPLAPM2014 to search and join in the conversation online.

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Rich Mix: 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA website: www.richmix.org.uk

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About PPL
PPL is the music licensing company which works on behalf of over 90,000 record companies and performers to license recorded music played in public (at pubs, nightclubs, restaurants, shops, offices and many other business types) and broadcast (on TV, radio and online) across the UK. Our members include major record labels and independents as well as globally successful performers and session musicians, ranging from orchestral players to percussionists and singers. The majority are small businesses, all of whom are legally entitled to be fairly paid for the use of their recordings and performances.

PPL also operates an international royalty collection service. With 71 reciprocal agreements in place in 35 countries with other international collecting societies - or Collective Management Organisations (CMOS) as they are sometimes referred to – PPL helps members to get paid when their music is played internationally.

After the deduction of PPL’s running costs, all licence fee income is distributed to members. PPL does not retain a profit for its services. In 2013 PPL collected revenues of £176.9m.