This represents the highest annual total to date, a 12.6% increase on last year’s record of 146,500. These figures are driven by our growing membership, as well as the significant technology and operational investments we have made in recent years.
Since 2016, PPL has been a close partner of the PRS Foundation, the UK’s leading charitable funder of new music and talent development. In 2022, the PPL Momentum Music Fund, of which PPL is the headline funder, supported 36 music creators, including Hamish Hawk (Scotland), SIPHO. (Midlands), Panic Shack (Wales), Pit Pony (Newcastle), King Hannah (Liverpool) and Kelli-Leigh (London), with grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 to reach the next level of their career.
We continued to support the PPL Momentum Accelerator and International Showcase Funds as well as the Foundation’s UK-wide network of 49 Talent Development Partners, all with the aim of fuelling the UK’s talent pipeline.
PPL continues to champion the rights, and voice the concerns, of performers and recording rightsholders. Where appropriate, we engage with government ― both directly and through our active involvement in the work of UK Music and the British Copyright Council ― on relevant political, legal and regulatory issues.