Duke Dumont signs with PPL

The DJ and producer, known for the UK number one singles ‘Need U’ and ‘I Got U’ signs to PPL for his international royalty collections.

Duke Dumont has moved to collective management organisation (CMO), PPL for the administration of his international neighbouring rights collections.

The DJ and producer joins a growing roster of high profile artists for whom PPL already collects on an international basis including performers as diverse as Bastille, Jessie J, Paolo Nutini, Rag‘n’Bone Man and Rita Ora.  The news comes as PPL announced a record international annual collection in March 2018 with £49.6 million being collected on behalf of its performer and record label members in 2017.  PPL’s international collections have increased from £6 million in 2006 to nearly £50 million in 2017.  During this period, PPL collected over £355 million internationally for performers and record companies.

The British electronic musician is well known for his UK Singles Chart number one singles ‘Need U’ and ‘I Got You’, and ‘Won’t Look Back’ which reached number two in 2014.  His 2015 single ‘Ocean Drive’ also reached number one in Hungary and Poland, was certified gold in the US and its video has had over 337 million views on YouTube since 2015.

Duke Dumont commented: “Making sure that artists and producers are fairly paid for their work is so important, regardless of whether you’re just starting out in the business or have been on the circuit for years.  The team at PPL has a great reputation for ensuring money gets back to the right people when their music is played around the world and I’m happy to know that they are taking care of collections in the UK and around the world for me.”

Peter Leathem, Chief Executive at PPL commented:  “The signing of Duke Dumont to PPL for his international collections is an exciting moment for us and demonstrates the diversity of our artist roster. We are really pleased to be working with an artist behind some of the most popular dance music of the past decade. We look forward to a long and productive relationship.”

PPL has a market-leading international collections business and receives over a third of all performer neighbouring rights payments moving between collective management organisations (CMOs) globally. A key reason for the company’s success is the robust relationships PPL has with other CMOs internationally. With 87 agreements in place across 41 countries from the USA, throughout Europe, and in South America and Asia, PPL is helping its members to maximise their revenue when their repertoire is broadcast and used overseas.


 

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Clive Drew, PPL 0207 534 1262 / 07703 729095 / clive.drew@ppluk.com

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