Iconic British rock band Muse and chart topping UK dance outfit Rudimental, have moved to music licensing company PPL for their international neighbouring rights collections. The move to the trusted royalty collector reaffirms PPL’s position as the leader in international neighbouring rights collections.
Muse and Rudimental join a diverse roster of highly acclaimed performers signed to PPL’s leading international collections service – all of whom entrust PPL to maximise their royalties and ensure they are paid fairly for their work internationally. Between them, Muse and Rudimental boast a plethora of worldwide hits, 48 weeks in the UK top 10 album chart, three Top 100 Billboard singles, and over 30 globally acclaimed music awards.
PPL is the global market leader in international collections, covering over 94% of the world’s performance rights in royalty value. Over £226 million of international revenue has been collected by PPL in the last decade. With 79 international agreements in place, the company is unrivalled in its extensive reach, scale, and expertise in navigating the neighbouring rights market. Likewise, PPL has been leading initiatives with a host of foreign markets to streamline data exchange to maximise revenues for PPL members. This work is crucial for performers and record companies, ensuring they are fairly paid for their music being used overseas as the international collections market continues to grow.
Since erupting into the music scene in 2012 with hit single Feel the Love featuring John Newman, Rudimental has continued to take the charts by storm in the UK and internationally, with numerous tracks from their debut album Home making the top five in Europe and Australia. Rudimental recently secured their second Number 1 album in the UK with We The Generation, earlier this year.
Greg Burnell from Stack House Management who represent Rudimental said: “Rudimental have worked extremely hard to achieve the success that they have received internationally. We appreciate all the work that PPL does in making sure they are paid fairly for their work worldwide.”
Mike Skeet, Partner at Skeet Kaye LLP and leading financial specialist in royalty and copyright auditing for the music industry says, “PPL does an excellent job on behalf of both performers and record companies ensuring that they are paid fairly for their work. The revenues that they collect in the UK and internationally are becoming increasingly vital to the industry.”
Amanda Carmichael, Head of Member Services, PPL says, “We are delighted that Muse and Rudimental have moved to PPL. We have continued to work closely with overseas societies to drive maximum returns for our members and grow our reach, whilst delivering an excellent personal service and it is great to see members recognise this.”
After the deduction of PPL’s running costs, all international revenue is distributed to PPL’s members. PPL does not retain a profit for its services, including international collections, and there are no joining fees.