Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Music/Recording/Chart Compilation/Royalties

Following sites will be of interest to all Music Users, Performers and Record Companies:

Phonographic Performance Ltd (PPL)
PPL is a music industry organisation collecting and distributing airplay and public performance royalties in the UK on behalf of over 3,000 record companies and 30,000 performers.

Royalties Reunited
Royalties Reunited is the simple way for you to claim airplay royalties that are owed to you. To find out more about Royalties Reunited

Music Mall/VPL
Music Mall, a division within VPL, sources and supplies music videos to a range of clients.

Catcouk.com
The UK Record Industry's track level sound recording data base providing the "one-stop drop" for all sound recording data needs
with links to:

- Assosiation of Indpendent Music (AIM)
The Association of Independent Music is a non-profit-making trade organisation for independent record companies and distributors in the UK.
Our job to help our individual members businesses, and support the needs of the independent sector.


- British Phonographic Industry (BPI)
The BPI is the British record industry's trade association.
We have represented the interests of British record companies since being formally incorporated in 1973

- International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI)
IFPI represents the recording industry worldwide with over 1450 members in 75 countries and affiliated industry associations in 48 countries.
IFPI's international Secretariat is based in London and is linked to regional offices in Brussels, Hong Kong, Miami and Moscow.

- Mechanical Copyright Protections Society (MCPS)
The PRS collects licence fees for the public performance and broadcast of musical works.
The MCPS collects and distributes 'mechanical' royalties generated from the recording of music onto many different formats. This income is distributed to their members - writers and publishers of music.
The MCPS-PRS Alliance manages common activities, services both societies and is jointly owned by them.

- The Official UK Charts Company
Compiles all the UK charts: Music Charts, Retail Video Charts,


UK Performer Services
- If you've performed on a track that has been broadcast or played in public, you need to register to receive your airplay royalties.
- UK Performer Services (UKPS) is a centralised service division, set up to deal with all aspects of performer registration and payments covering UK and overseas revenue.



VPL
VPL is the collecting society set up by the record industry in 1984 to grant licences to users of music videos, eg. broadcasters, programme-makers, video jukebox system suppliers.

Mobile Entertainment Forum
MEF Initiatives bring together mobile entertainment leaders to collectively progress industry opportunities, track trends and tackle industry challenges.
The MEF is a global trade association representing all participants in the mobile entertainment value chain interested in driving the industry's evolution and commercial potential through collaboration, consultation and promotional activities. MEF is committed to reducing the barriers to entry into the innovative mobile entertainment market, thereby encouraging entry by new businesses and increasing competition and growth to the benefit of all industry players and consumers.

Performing Rights Society
The PRS collects licence fees for the public performance and broadcast of musical works.

Mechanical Copyright Protection Society
The MCPS collects and distributes 'mechanical' royalties generated from the recording of music onto many different formats. This income is distributed to their members - writers and publishers of music.

MCPS-PRS Alliance
The MCPS-PRS Alliance manages common activities, services both societies and is jointly owned by them.


Useful Contacts

PPL (PHONOGRAPHIC PERFORMANCE LTD) +44 (0)20 7534 1000. www.ppluk.com

AIM (ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT MUSIC) +44 (0)20 8994 5599. Click here to email www.musicindie.org

BPI (BRITISH PHONOGRAPHIC INDUSTRY) +44 (0)20 7851 4000. Click here to email www.bpi.co.uk

MU (MUSICIANS' UNION) +44 (0)20 7582 5566. www.musiciansunion.org.uk

MUSIC WEEK +44 (0)20 7579 4423. www.musicweek.com

INTERNATIONAL ISRC AGENCY +44 (0)20 7878 7900. Click here to email www.ifpi.org/isrc

THE E-CENTRE (FOR UK BARCODES) +44 (0)20 7655 9001. Click here to email www.e-centre.org.uk

MILLWARD BROWN (FOR THE UK CHARTS) +44 (0)1926 452233. www.millwardbrown.com

BACS (BRITISH ACADEMY OF COMPOSERS AND SONGWRITERS) +44 (0)20 7629 0992. Click here to email www.britishacademy.com

MMF (MUSIC MANAGERS FORUM) +44 (0)20 7751 1894. Click here to email www.ukmmf.net

MPG (MUSIC PRODUCERS GUILD) +44 (0)20 7371 8888. Click here to email www.mpg.org.uk

AURA (ASSOCIATION OF UNITED RECORDING ARTISTS) +44 (0)20 7602 5985. Click here to email www.aurauk.com

P@MRA (PERFORMING ARTISTS' MEDIA RIGHTS ASSOCIATION) +44 (0)20 7940 0400. Click here to email www.pamra.org.uk


Miscelleneous:
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