Peter Leathem, Chief Government Officer of British music licensing collective administration group (CMO) PPL, has been re-elected to the Board of worldwide commerce physique SCAPR for a second four-year time period by the group’s members at its Normal Meeting in Rome.
The election befell on Thursday June 2, 2022.
SCAPR (The Societies’ Council for the Collective Administration of Performers) brings collectively CMOs which signify performers on a wide range of mediums, together with recorded music.
The group at present represents 56 CMOs from 41 nations.
PPL revenues totalled £252.8 million ($347.7m) in 2021, and, in the identical yr, cash was paid out not less than as soon as to 147,000 performers and recording rightsholders.
It has a community of 105 agreements with CMOs world wide.
The SCAPR Board oversees and guides the group in its work growing methods and administrative methods that assist the efficient assortment and distribution of funds to performers, together with neighboring rights revenues paid to performers (for instance, featured performers and session musicians) on recorded music.
In 2020, SCAPR members collected €776.5 million.
“I’m extremely happy to be elected by performer collective administration organizations from world wide to proceed representing them on the Board of SCAPR and thank my world colleagues for his or her continued assist.”
Peter Leathem, PPL and SCAPR
Peter Leathem, Chief Government Officer at PPL and SCAPR Board member, mentioned: “I’m extremely happy to be elected by performer collective administration organizations from world wide to proceed representing them on the Board of SCAPR and thank my world colleagues for his or her continued assist.
“PPL is a collaborative group and strongly believes within the significance of the collective administration of performers rights.
“By way of collaboration, we will make sure that performers’ rights are revered globally and construct instruments and methods to ship cash extra shortly and effectively to performers – regardless of the place their performances are exploited – which is the principal intention of SCAPR.”
SCAPR manages the one world database of performer line-up and sound recording utilization info within the Digital Recording Database (VRDB). VRDB, a system to which PPL says it “contributes vital efforts”.
It additionally facilitates societies matching their reported utilization to this information and downloading it to be used of their native distribution course of.
VRDB at present holds particulars on 8.6 million sound recordings and audio-visual works.
As well as, SCAPR collaborates with numerous worldwide organizations to develop performers’ rights and their administration globally.
For instance, SCAPR is on the advisory board of WIPO for Creators, an open public–non-public partnership launched by the World Mental Property Workplace and the Music Rights Consciousness Basis to boost consciousness and improve data of creators’ rights and associated administration practices.
Additionally re-elected to the Board was Tilo Gerlach of Germany’s GVL and Agnieszka Parzuchowska-Janczarska of Poland’s STOART, whereas Roberto Mello of Brazil’s ABRAMUS was elected.
Board member and Chairman of SCAPR Eanna Casey, from Irish society RAAP, stood down and José Luis Sevillano of Spain’s AIE was appointed as the brand new Chairman.Music Enterprise Worldwide