Beatport, the recognized leader in electronic music downloads, has announced today a license deal with PRS for Music (formerly known as the MCPS-PRS Alliance).
"Beatport is happy to support the songwriters, composers and music publishers represented by PRS for Music," stated Jonas Tempel, Beatport's C.E.O. "Being the leading company in the electronic music download space, Beatport hopes this agreement will set a new standard for other world wide download sites, helping to ensure songwriters are paid properly for their compositions."
Beatport are keen to ensure that the relevant creators are properly compensated for the use of their music and will provide PRS for Music with every assistance in an effort to maximize the accuracy of distribution of monies. If you are a member of PRS for Music and want further details regarding distribution of royalties please contact their membership team: www.prsformusic.com/membership. If you are not currently a member of PRS for Music and have your compositions sold through Beatport, please visit www.prsformusic.com for more info on the benefits of membership.
PRS for Music represents music from over 60,000 songwriters, composers and music publisher members. In addition to the repertoire PRS for Music represents for the UK, the license provides Beatport with access to Pan European rights for Warner Chappell and Peer Music as well as access to a range of performing rights from PRS for Music members on a Pan-European basis.
"PRS for Music is pleased to have concluded licensing matters with Beatport" said Andrew Shaw, MD Broadcast and Online at PRS for Music "As an influential and fast growing digital store, it is of vital importance that our members receive the applicable royalties for the use of their works within the service."