Music licensing organisation PPL has returned for the Heavy Music Awards 2020, once again in the role of Official Music Licensing Partner.
Sarah Mitchell, Director of Member Services at PPL, said, “It is a pleasure to once again support The Heavy Music Awards. Rock music is a hugely influential genre and has been for decades, producing talented performers and artists who are supported by an equally talented wider industry. We are again looking forward to celebrating the significant contribution they make to UK music – not just those who may be shortlisted, but all those who help make the genre what it is today.“
PPL has become increasingly important to the industry as it works tirelessly to collect money for tens of thousands of performers and record companies, and this partnership is geared towards helping those who may be missing out on what’s rightfully there’s by focusing on exactly what PPL does, and how.
Founded in 1934, the company licenses recorded music in the UK when it is played in public or broadcast and ensures that revenue flows back to its 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.
Co-founder of the Heavy Music Awards, Andy Pritchard, said, “We are proud to be working alongside the great team at PPL for a fourth consecutive year. The work they do is so vital, it is a real honour to help spread the word on their behalf, to help artists and record labels recover funds that they didn’t know they were due. With our increased B2B focus for HMA20, we’ll be working hard to connect PPL with as many artists and their teams as we can across the heavy music landscape.”