PPL at The Great Escape 2015

PPL has teamed up with PRS for Music and CMU to present the ‘Music Licensing: Explained at Last!’ Strand at The Great Escape, featuring insights and viewpoints from BASCA, IFPI, CISAC, Clintons, Believe Digital, CI and more.

The strand takes place from 11am to 5pm on Thursday 14 May at Dukes @ Komedia, Brighton, and includes speakers Camilla Waite, PPL’s Head of Legal & Business Affairs, and Mark Douglas, PPL’s Chief Technology Officer. Key questions will include:

• How does music copyright work in the UK and beyond?
• Who’s making money from songs and recordings?
• How are streaming services licensed and where does the money go?
• Is streaming income split between labels and publishers in a fair way?
• Why do songwriters reckon the current system is unsustainable?
• And why is good data so important when it comes to digital royalties?

For further information regarding the strand, visit the Great Escape website here.

PPL will also host One to One sessions with representatives from the member services team on Friday 15 May from 10am – 12pm to help with any queries members may have. To book a slot, please get in touch with the member services team at memberservices@ppluk.com.

At 12pm, PPL will present a ‘Come and Talk to Us: Performer Outreach Session’ with Keith Harris, PPL Director of Performer Affairs, Laurence Oxenbury, PPL Director of International, and Crispin Hunt at The Old Courtroom. This plain English session will help explain PPL’s role within the industry and why, as international leaders in neighbouring rights revenue, PPL is here to help maximise your earning potential. The session is open to local artists and labels as well as delegates.

It will be followed by the inaugural PPL ‘Brighton Rocks’ Party at MyHotel, 1pm – 2pm.

To purchase tickets, visit The Great Escape website here.

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