ARTIST & MANAGER AWARDS FILM SPONSORS
PPL – Pioneer Artist and Manager Awards
PPL licenses recorded music in the UK when it is played in public or broadcast and ensures that revenue flows back to our members. These include independent and major record companies, together with performers ranging from emerging musicians to globally renowned artists. In 2019 we collected £271.8 million while also distributing money to over 119,000 performers and recording rightsholders.
PPL’s public performance licensing is now carried out on PPL’s behalf by PPL PRS Ltd, the new joint venture between PPL and PRS for Music. The joint licence is called TheMusicLicence and allows businesses to legally play music for employees or customers through radio, TV, other digital devices and live performances. Tariffs for TheMusicLicence are set separately by PPL and PRS for Music.
Songtrust – Entrepreneur Award
Songtrust is the world’s largest technology solution for global music publishing royalty collection and administration. It was founded to simplify music rights management and remove the complexity of the publishing landscape. Songtrust administers more than 2,000,000 songs and represents more than 300,000 songwriters, with a core mission to help songwriters, music creators, and rights holders.
Spotify – Breakthrough Artist and Manager Awards
Spotify transformed music listening forever when it launched in Sweden in 2008. Discover, manage and share over 40m songs for free, or upgrade to Spotify Premium to access exclusive features including offline mode, improved sound quality, Spotify Connect and ad-free listening.
Today, Spotify is the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service with 320m users, including 144m subscribers, across 92 markets.
YouTube Music – Leading Artist and Manager Awards
YouTube Music is a new music app made for music listening, on top of the magic of YouTube: making the world of music easier to explore and more personalised than ever. Whether you want to listen, watch or discover – all the ways music moves you can be found in one place – not just music videos, but official albums, singles, remixes, live performances, covers and hard-to-find music you can only get on YouTube.