Supporting music across the nations and regions

In November, PPL ventured out to meet with members at no fewer than 12 events across England, Northern Ireland and Wales.

Members were invited to #PPLinSession events in Liverpool, Manchester, Belfast and Cardiff, which provided an introduction to what PPL does, and a chance to learn the basics of using the online portal, myPPL.

The events in Liverpool and Manchester were hosted as standalone regional member support events. Alongside #PPLinSession in Cardiff, we supported the Welsh Music Prize which saw Boy Azooga take home the accolade on 7 November.

We also spent some time in Belfast meeting with members after the #PPLinSession event on 14 November which was held as part of the Sound of Belfast events programme curated by the Oh Yeah Music Centre. Our time in Northern Ireland was capped off by the celebration of the NI Music Prize, which was won by The Wood Burning Savages on 15 November.

November also saw PPL continue to support the music industry at events in London, including sponsoring the Music for Youth Proms concerts 5-7 November at the Royal Albert Hall. Each night, 1000 different young musicians took part in a unique musical performance that saw full-scale orchestras showcased side by side with some of the brightest young jazz bands, chamber groups, rock bands and choirs from across the UK.

Annually, we support the Student Radio Awards ‘Best Newcomer Award’ and celebrate the brightest new talent right at the start of their radio careers. In 2018, it was awarded to Will Batchelor, from University Radio York (URY) for his efforts in production, engineering, and presenting. Judges praised him for his production of the student support show, URY Headspace, where he tackled the discussion of issues facing students such as anxiety, depression, sexuality and gender. 

We also partnered with PRS for Music for a ‘How to make your music pay’ session in Leicester where we discussed everything from copyright, live shows, self-releasing and funding to streaming, radio broadcasts, synchronisation licenses and other ways creating music can help generate an income. These themes continued across our joint panel sessions on 8-10 November at BBC Music Introducing LIVE at Tobacco Dock in London where representatives from our Member Services team joined PRS for Music, the BBC and artists to host the ‘Get Played, Get Paid! Making money from your music’ panel sessions every day.


If you would like PPL to consider bringing a #PPLinSession event to your town or city in 2019, or having a PPL representative attend your event, please email