Date announced of 2014 Annual Performer Meeting

Gerald Newson to stand for re election

This year’s PPL Annual Performer Meeting (APM) will be taking place on Wednesday 26 November, and will for the first time be taking place at London’s East End arts venue Rich Mix*.

PPL’s constitution requires that, at each APM, the longest serving Elected Performer Director(s) must step down and an election must be held. The incumbent director(s) may stand for re-election but alternative candidates may also be nominated to stand in the election. This year, Gerald Newson (current Chairman of the PPL Performer Board) is the Elected Performer Director due to step down as a result of this process. He will stand for re-election.

The APM is for those performers registered with PPL and who have been paid PPL income in either of the preceding two financial years (in this case, 2012 and/or 2013). Those performers eligible to attend this invitation-only meeting will be contacted by PPL in mid-October. This will include details of the process for nominating election candidates. The full list of candidates standing for the Elected Performer Director position in this year’s election will be confirmed and published in mid-November.

During the meeting, there will be an address from PPL Chief Executive Officer, Peter Leathem and presentations by key members of PPL's Executive Management Team.

ENDS

Twitter: @PPLUK #PPLAPM

Rich Mix: 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA / 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. ppluk.com / @PPLUK.

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.