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PRS for Music announces new organisational structure

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PRS for Music has today announced some significant changes to its organisational structure, as detailed in the text of a press release, reproduced below.

PRS FOR MUSIC ANNOUNCES NEW ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE TO SAFEGUARD FUTURE SUCCESS

As part of an operational review led by new Chief Executive Robert Ashcroft, PRS for Music has announced a new structure for the collecting society. The changes will ensure that PRS for Music is fit for the future music world and able to be a more agile organisation, continuing its work supporting songwriters, composers and music publishers and protecting the value of creative content.

At the heart of the new organisation will be two divisions: Licensing, focused on generating revenue and Operations, focused on distributing back to the members at minimum cost. Licensing will be led by Jeremy Fabinyi (former Managing Director Recorded Media and Acting Chief Executive) and will deliver all types of music licensing – television, radio and online, recorded media, public performance and international. The Operations division will be led by Niall Stirling (current Managing Director, Professional Services) and will manage all operational functions including information systems, member services and copyright & distribution operations.

The two new divisions will report directly into Chief Executive Robert Ashcroft, as will each of the professional service functions: Human Resources, Legal, Marketing & Communications, Corporate Planning and Finance. These functions will be led respectively by Amanda Heath (Human Resources), Debbie Stones (Legal), Emma Inston (Marketing & Communications), Mark Lawrence (Corporate Planning) and Finance by a new Director to be appointed.

In addition, Membership Development will now sit within Marketing & Communications in order to allow key members to engage more effectively supporting our defence of copyright. Research will also sit within Marketing & Communications supporting the development of business propositions and industry analysis.

Robert Ashcroft,