PPL and PRS for Music team up for ‘How to make your music pay’  event

PPL and PRS for Music delivered a special free event which took place at the PPL PRS Ltd offices in Leicester earlier in November. The event offered local music creators the chance to learn more about the music industry and how to prepare to take the next step in their career.

Now, more than ever before, artists are taking a DIY approach to creating, releasing and exploiting their music. Some are self-releasing with hopes of securing a future record deal, but others see it as a long-term strategy for their careers. Either way, it’s vital to understand the fundamentals about the music industry and how music can generate revenue for artists.

Over the course of the event, PPL Member Services specialists, PRS for Music’s Education and Outreach team, and panellists (including Horus Music’s Deborah Smith, and Dean Jackson from BBC Music Introducing), covered a range of topics helping music creators understand how to make their music pay.

Advice covered key areas such as copyright, and how record labels and music publishers work. The evening also provided a great opportunity to network and build new relationships, meet potential collaborators, and ask panellists further questions.

The event included two panel discussions:

PPL in Session and How to Manage Your PRS for Music Account

A two-part workshop session for PPL and PRS for Music members, demonstrating the essential functions needed to carry out to get the most from your membership of both organisations.

How to Make Your Music Pay

The panel session discussed everything from copyright, live shows, self-releasing and funding to streaming, radio broadcasts, synchronisation licenses and other ways in which creating music can help generate an income.