UK music licensing company PPL today announces the re-launch of its PPL Video Store service through a new partnership with Vanderquest, to offer a digitally streamlined library of music videos.

Since 1984, PPL’s sister company VPL has managed the storing and licensing of an archive comprising more than 20,000 music videos. The oldest video held in the Video Store library dates back to 1961 with The Shadow’s classic hit ‘Apache’. The comprehensive archive also boasts such legendary music videos as Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ and ‘Ashes to Ashes’ by David Bowie.

Music videos from the archive are available to registered users requiring their use for playing in public or through broadcasting platforms. Existing clients include major broadcasters such as the BBC and ITV, music award organisations such as The Brits and MOBO Awards and major television production companies.

From today, the PPL Video Store will be managed by Vanderquest, a post-production house operating in the music and broadcast industries for over 30 years. With this move, PPL’s impressive archive will merge with Vanderquest’s existing 20,000 strong library, doubling the total number of videos in the PPL Video Store and making it one of the largest music video archives in Europe.  All videos will now be stored and made available digitally with registered users able to search and source clips online.

Chief Licensing Officer at PPL, Jez Bell, says “With music videos such an important component to so many broadcasters and businesses, this expanded, fully digitized and easily searchable database operated by our long term partner Vanderquest is another step to ensure we offer best in class service to our licensees and members.”

Managing Director at Vanderquest, Nick Maingay, says “PPL is an industry leader, and has looked after the rights and promoted the value of music in the UK for over 80 years, and we look forward to building on their legacy.”

Music videos are stored at www.pplvideostore.com and are now available in a number of formats including Apple ProResHQ. Recently released videos will soon be available in HD.