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PPL is the music licensing company which works on behalf of record companies and performers to license recorded music played in public (at pubs, nightclubs, restaurants, shops, offices and many other business types) and broadcast (on TV and radio) across the UK.
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Our members include major record labels and independents as well as globally successful performers and session musicians, ranging from orchestral players to percussionists and singers. PPL also operates the leading international royalty collection service helping members to get paid when their music is played internationally.

“PPL is proud to continue our long-standing partnership with the Radio Academy and is very pleased to support the Radio Festival again this year. We’re passionate about radio and the role that music plays in driving its success. The festival is a special event where we look forward to hearing from some of the best-known names in broadcasting about what made them stand out from the crowd and where they think the industry is heading.” - Jez Bell, Chief Licensing Officer, PPL

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PRS for Music represents the rights of over 125,000 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. The UK has a proud tradition of creating wonderful music that is enjoyed the world over and PRS for Music has been supporting the creators of that music since 1914.
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PRS for Music provides business and community groups with easy access to nearly 15m songs through its music licences. In an industry worth over £4.1bn PRS for Music is uniquely placed to be a voice for music and music creators. Collecting £537.4m in 2015, PRS for Music is one of the world’s most efficient combined rights organisations. With over 100 representation agreements in place globally, PRS for Music's network represents over two million music creators.

“Music is integral to radio, bringing in listeners day after day. Likewise, royalties from airplay on radio are an important source of income for our members, the writers of the songs that radio listeners love. We are very proud to partner with The Radio Academy to support Radio Festival and look forward to a variety of thought-provoking sessions and talks.” - Andy Harrower, Director of Broadcast at PRS for Music

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