PPL Panel at SWN Festival: “Are You Being Paid When Your Recordings Are Played?”

SWN Festival is a four day (17-20 October) multi-venue music festival held in Cardiff as a celebration of new and remarkable music coming in and out of Wales.

On the second day of the event (Friday 18 October), the PPL Member Services team will be hosting a great panel alongside representatives from the Welsh Music Foundation and Musician’s Union at St David’s Hall, Cardiff from 4:30-5:30pm, with a drinks reception to follow.

The session is titled: “Are You Being Paid When Your Recordings Are Played?”. If you are a musician who has performed on a recorded piece of music and/, or if you hold the rights any tracks that have been broadcast, you may well be entitled to royalties from PPL.

With this in mind, our PPL representatives will:
• Talk through what they do and explain how you can become a PPL member via the online account management service, myPPL.
• Give practical advice on using myPPL, including how to register your repertoire online, how to make claims against recorded tracks you have performed on and really maximise your PPL earnings.
• Explain how to obtain a PPL licence if you're a venue which plays recorded music or music videos in public.

In attendance:
Moderator - Simon Hutchinson, PPL Member Services Operations Manager
Speaker - Sam Heerey, PPL Record Company Services Account Coordinator
Speaker - John Rostron, CEO of the Welsh Music Foundation
Speaker - Paul Westwell, Regional Organiser of Musical Union Wales & South West England

This is brilliant opportunity to gain information and seek advice from the PPL team, and also network afterwards with drinks provided by PPL from 17:30 - 19:00pm. To register, please visit http://bit.ly/GKDZPO

We’re very much looking forward to our panel session, and fully appreciate the work SWN do all year around to support and promote new music, culminating in this brilliant extended celebration.

To find out more about SWN festival (including the line up) and purchase day or weekend tickets, visit http://swnfest.com/, – their blog is a great read! You can also follow event updates @swnfestival, and let us know if you’ll be there too by tweeting @ppluk!