Music Publishing, Record Labels, Collection Societies
Record label trade body BPI and recording rights collecting society PPL have welcomed a recent court ruling that will see a father and son team who ran an unlicensed jukebox business in the North East ordered t pay over £131,000 in compensation. Malcolm Wylie, his son Peter Wylie and William Ross were all handed custodial sentences for their involvement in the jukebox enterprise, which provided supposedly fully licensed jukeboxes to North East businesses, but the business paid no part of the income to the rights owners via PPL. Since then Ross has been ordered to pay £102,000 to BPI/PPL, and earlier this month Wylie Senior and Junior were together ordered to hand over £131,000.
CMU Daily 24 February 2012