PPL is the UK music industry’s collective management organisation (CMO). We license recorded music when it is played in public or broadcast, ensuring that revenue flows back to our members. These include independent and major record companies, together with performers ranging from emerging artists to festival headliners. In 2018 we collected £246.8 million and distributed money to 105,192 performers and recording rightsholders.
We also collect internationally when music is played in public or broadcast. This is achieved through over 95 agreements with CMOs around the world. International revenues are an increasingly important revenue stream for our members – since 2006 we have collected £429.1 million.