PPL and PRS for music are presententing on of the Sound City Conference panels on International success and maximising your revenue potential
Moderated by Keith Harris, PPL with Myles Keller, PRS for Music, Irwin Sparkes of The Hoosiers, and Gabriella Cilmi
In such a competitive marketplace, this session explores the key opportunities available to artists internationally, including crucial advice on how to increase global revenue streams. It is open to all Sound City attendees and will be informative for artists, labels, publishers, and managers.
Irwin Sparkes is lead vocalist and guitarist of multi-platinum winning band The Hoosiers, and has penned many of their globally successful songs along with this bandmates. After hit song ‘Nothing Sweet About Me’, Australian singer-songwriter Gabriella Cilmi has won six ARIA Music Awards and has had three internationally successful albums.
Keith Harris, Director of Performer Affairs at PPL, and Chairman of Musictank, has managed many key artists on Motown Records and continues to represent Stevie Wonder. PPL is the global leader in international collections and has been collecting global performance and rightsholder royalties for over 10 years.
Myles Keller, Membership Development Director at PRS for Music is a music industry veteran of 26 years, overseeing writer, publisher and music industry relations as well as the global membership acquisition strategy. PRS for Music ensures creators are paid whenever their music is played, performed or reproduced; championing the importance of copyright to protect and support the UK music industry.
PPL and PRS for music are two separate collective management organisations (CMOs). They both license the use of music and collect royalties for the music industry, but each represents different rightholders and have separate licences, terms and conditions.
PPL collects and distributes money on behalf of performers and record companies for the use of their recorded music. Established in 1934, PPL carries out this role on behalf of tens of thousands of members. PPL also operates an international royalty collection service, with 75 international agreements in place in 35 countries with other international collecting societies.
PRS for Music represents the rights of over 100,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in the UK. As a membership organisation it ensures creators are paid whenever their music is played, performed or reproduced; championing the importance of copyright to protect and support the UK music industry.