PPL represents record companies and performers and licenses sound recordings and music videos for use in broadcast, public performance and new media. Membership The compulsory element of the PPL membership application process requires that you: email the database team at firstname.lastname@example.org confirming your company name and contact details once you get your login details register […]
Historically, there were two distinct collecting societies that represented publishers, songwriters and composers, the Performing Right Society (PRS) who administered and distributed public performance and broadcast income and the Mechanical Copyright Protection Society (MCPS) who administered and distributed mechanical copyright income. The two societies also worked collectively as the MCPS-PRS Alliance to licence certain activities […]
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On 1st January 2015, changes were made to EU VAT rules affecting businesses that supply “digitised services” direct to consumers. How does this affect independent labels? If you sell digital music direct to fans around Europe from your OWN website, you may be affected by the changes. Please see further below. If you sell digital […]