Latest PRS for Music Stories

2009-09-03 12:15:00

In a matter of days, official music videos will return once again to video-sharing site YouTube for viewers in Britain. The Google Inc-owned Web site announced Thursday that it had finally reached an agreement with songwriter copyright group PRS For Music after six months of deliberation. YouTube has reportedly agreed to pay PRS an undisclosed amount for the deal that will be backdated to January 2009, when YouTube's license expired. The deal will last until 2012. "YouTube is a popular online...

2009-06-15 07:00:00

Web-based Service Now Offers Complete Support for UK Record Labels to Process Royalties Owed to the Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society SAN DIEGO, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- RoyaltyShare, a premier provider of technology solutions to the entertainment industry, today announced that its Digital Advantage service now features full support for UK Record Labels to process mechanical royalties owed to the Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society (MCPS). With the addition of MCPS reporting, the...

2009-05-14 15:45:00

New research by an industry group known as PRS for Music finds that file-sharing sites help make popular music acts even more popular.  According to the study, the most popular pirated music tends to be songs at the top of the charts.Conversely, there was little evidence that file-sharing sites helped new acts develop an audience.The study's authors say their research suggests that file-sharing sites are becoming an alternative broadcast network comparable to radio stations.  PRS...

2009-04-16 16:58:26

Police officials in England's Wiltshire County said officers have been banned from listening to music at work to avoid having to pay license fees. Officials said they took the move of banning music played publicly from radios, Web sites, TVs and MP3 players after the Performing Rights Society for Music demanded the police force pay a $34,000 license fee, The Daily Telegraph reported Thursday. The PRS told police bosses that the license fee is required for all uses of music in police...

2009-03-28 12:48:34

A 62-year-old woman in England's Wiltshire county says she has stopped soothing her horses with classical music after being ordered to pay to play. Rosemary Greenway said after being told by the Performing Right Society for Music she must pay a $141 annual license fee to play classic radio broadcasts to her horses, she has ended her practice of more than 20 years, The Daily Telegraph reported Friday. You would have thought that playing music to your own horses was allowable but apparently...

2009-03-10 06:10:00

YouTube users in Britain will no longer be able to view music videos because the Google Inc. owned company said it was unable to reach a rights deal with the main songwriters' collection society. YouTube said PRS for Music, a British collection society that collects royalties on behalf of nearly 50,000 composers, was requesting payment "many, many times" more than the previous licensing agreement that has expired. "The costs are simply prohibitive for us -- under PRS's proposed terms, we...

2008-10-07 18:00:22

American music rights organization Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) lauded U.K., Europe and Jamaica's premier songwriters, composers and music publishers tonight at the 2008 installment of the BMI London Awards. The ceremony was hosted by BMI President & CEO Del Bryant, along with Executive Director, Writer/Publisher Relations Europe & Asia, Brandon Bakshi. Staged in the Grand Ballroom of London's Dorchester Hotel, the event honored the past year's most-played songs on U.S. radio and...

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