Out and about meeting members

We are always keen to get out and about to meet members. As well as the monthly PPL in Session events held in our offices, we also attend multiple events to increase awareness of PPL, recruit members and reach out to members nationwide.

Over the next few months, PPL is attending a variety of events in different capacities, including speaking, panel participation, member workshops and educational activities:

Wide Days, Edinburgh, 21-22 April

Wide Days is Scotland’s music business convention and attracts key music industry players to seminars and showcases. Emily King and Graeme Thompson from our Member Services team will be hosting a seminar for convention attendees to find out about royalty collections, PPL’s work and the benefits of membership. 

Brighton Music Conference, Brighton, 27-28 April

The Brighton Music Conference is an electronic music conference and networking event for professionals and enthusiasts. The conference brings together industry leading delegates and speakers for talks, seminars and workshops, alongside networking and club events throughout the conference’s duration.  PPL’s Head of Distribution, Russell Chant, will be speaking on a panel about music recognition technology.

The Unconference at Live at Leeds, Leeds, 28 April

 The Unconference is a day of panels, workshops, presentations and networking for those working in, or aspiring to work in the music industry, as part of Live At Leeds and Leeds International Festival. PPL Performer Development Specialist, Davy Wales, will be on a panel and at a networking event.

Handmade Festival, Leicester, 29-30 April

Handmade Festival is an independent music and arts festival in Leicester, aiming to bringing together the best new and forward thinking music, comedy, art, film, performance and photography. Throughout the weekend, we will be co-hosting a stage with PRS for Music and will be on hand at the festival to meet members.

The Great Escape, Brighton, 18-20 May

The Great Escape is the festival for new music, showcasing hundreds of emerging artists from all over the world in venues across Brighton. There is also a convention alongside the gigs featuring insightful panels, topical debates, keynote speeches and networking opportunities.

Thursday 18 May, 2-5pm, Brighton Dome (foyer)

We will be holding drop in sessions for members to have one-to-one time with a member of the team.

Friday 19 May, 12-2pm, The Old Courtroom

Evolving as an Artist with Marika Hackman

Along with PRS for Music and the PRS Foundation., we are in conversation with Marika Hackman, her long-term producer Charlie Andrew (Alt-J, Money), Tim Dellow from Transgressive (management and publisher) and her radio plugger Claire Collins from Scream Promotions. This session will cover how Marika has evolved and grown artistically and the challenges faced when taking risks creatively.

Friday 19 May, 11am-5pm, The Komedia

PPL’s Head of International, Amanda Carmichael, will be speaking on a panel, The Royalties Conference as part of CMU Insights, exploring the flow of international royalties.

Classical:NEXT conference, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 17-20 May
Classical:NEXT was born out of the simple idea to bring the diverse scenes of classical music together and offer them a forum to exchange and develop new ways for classical and contemporary music. Since the first edition in 2012, about 3000 classical music professionals from more than 1000 companies and from over 45 countries have engaged with Classical:NEXT and made it into the world's most important classical music meeting. PPL will be available for meetings on all of the days of the event.
PPL in Session, citizenM hotel, Glasgow, 30 May

Alongside the Scottish Album of the Year Award nominee workshops and in association with SMIA, we will be hosting our first ever PPL in Session in Glasgow for members to speak to the team and find out about PPL.