Crispin Hunt and Mark Kelly re-elected to PPL Performer Board

Crispin Hunt and Mark Kelly re-elected as directors at PPL Annual Performer Meeting 2017

Crispin Hunt and Mark Kelly re-elected as directors at PPL Annual Performer Meeting 2017 London, 23 November 2017 – Today, at the eleventh PPL Annual Performer Meeting (APM) at Rich Mix, Bethnal Green, Crispin Hunt and Mark Kelly were re-elected by performers to sit on the PPL Performer Board as well as the main PPL Board. Eugenie Arrowsmith also stood in the election.

The meeting included addresses by Chairman John Smith, CEO Peter Leathem and Chief Operating Officer Christine Geissmar together with a question and answer session.

The APM was accompanied by the publication of PPL’s Annual Performer Review, looking back over the previous financial year. Key financial highlights from 2016 included PPL’s total revenue reaching £212.1 million – breaking the £200 million barrier for the first time and representing an 8 per cent uplift on 2015. Total revenue allocated for distribution increased by 7 per cent to £178.9 million in the same period.

Peter Leathem, CEO, PPL commented: “2016 was another record breaking year for PPL. I would like to thank the Performer Board for their ongoing commitment, dedication and support. I also welcome back Crispin and Mark to the Performer Board and PPL Board and will look forward to working with them closely over the next year.”

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About PPL


Founded in 1934, PPL is the UK music industry’s collective management organisation (CMO) for tens of thousands of performers and record companies. We license recorded music in the UK when it is played in public (shops, bars, nightclubs, offices etc.) or broadcast (BBC, commercial radio, commercial TV etc.) and ensure that revenue flows back to our members. These include both independent and major record companies, together with performers ranging from emerging grassroots artists through to established session musicians and influential festival headliners. PPL has a market-leading international collections business, with 84 agreements in place across 40 countries, helping members to maximise their revenue when their repertoire is played overseas. We collected £212 million in the UK and internationally in 2016 and paid over 92,000 performers and record companies.