VPL collections top £8.7 million

December 2005

Record labels

Video Performance Ltd (VPL) reports that licence fee income for broadcast and public performance of music videos in the UK is up 9.5% to £8.7M. Broadcast income was £7M and public performance income was over £1M. This covers the financial year ending December 2004. VPL is the collecting society set up by the UK record industry in 1984 to grant licences to users of music videos such as TV broadcasters, television programme makers and video jukebox system suppliers. It is a sister association to Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL) which collectively licences the use of sound recordings. Whoever owns the rights in a music video can become a member – membership is free. VPL currently has approximately 900 members – from the major record companies to the smallest independents – and 50,000 music videos registered with us. The commercial licensing arms of VPL is known as Music Mall.


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