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Move to Freeze Music Licensing Costs for Small Businesses Welcomed

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Mike has welcomed a set of initiatives outlined by PPL to address concerns about their licensing for public performance customers.

A number of concerns were raised by PPL licensees over rate hikes that could potentially force venues which are facing increased costs to close. In response to the concerns, PPL has started a detailed dialogue, among other measures, with the main trade bodies for the pub, hospitality and nightclub sectors, which are all vital to the Brighton & Hove economy. Established in 1934, PPL (Phonographic Performance Limited) exists to ensure that those who invest their time, talent and money to make music are fairly paid for their work. For more information, please see www.ppluk.com.

Commenting, Mike said: Licensing is right and fair and ensures that artists receive payment for their work. However, it is important that the correct balance is struck when setting tariffs. I welcome PPLs latest initiatives, including a tariff freeze that will help support the relevant sectors during these difficult economic times.