‘Copyright Works’ by Richard Hooper CBE and Dr Ros Lynch recommends measures aimed at streamlining copyright licensing in the digital age.

The primary proposal is the creation of a "Copyright Hub" that would link existing private and public sector rights registries and other copyright-related databases.

Peter Leathem, Chief Executive of PPL, said: "In their very sensible report Richard Hooper and Dr. Ros Lynch have understood the importance of robust data to support licensing in the digital age and the efforts that PPL, and its record company and performer members, have made on this front," said Peter Leathem CEO, PPL. "Even though there is more to be done they have helpfully suggested building on such work to make both direct and collective licensing solutions even more compelling to businesses. PPL has also committed to continue to develop its licensing services and will collaborate with the wider music industry to achieve this. We are delighted that the progress the music industry has been making in delivering licensing models has been recognised, particularly at a time after the opening ceremony of the Olympics last Friday which demonstrated on a global stage the cultural value and commercial importance of music to the UK."

UK Music agreed that the industry will also provide the Secretary of State at BIS with an annual progress report.

PPL is a member of UK Music, an umbrella body representing the collective interests of the UK's commercial music industry.