Performance Rights Limited

2018 News from The Bureau

Wretch 32 joins PRL direct for Performer Rights admin!

Wretch 32 has led the UK Grime & Rap scene since his emergence in 2006 winning BBC1Xtra's "Best Hip Hop" award.

Since then he has cemented his place in UK musical history with 4 hit albums,numerous Top 20 singles ,and Wretch has nurtered fellow UK Talent such as Avelino ( also signed to PRL) via their much heralded 2015 joint Mixtape release.

A long time client of our associated company CRI, now in 2018 PRL is pleased to announce Wretch has joined our roster directly!

Ben Ofoedu joins PRL direct !

Former lead singer with Benz and REDHill, Ben is best known musically as the voice behind the hits of both Phats & Small, and Intenso Project,

Fast forward to 2018 and a new single "Close To You" is on release with Ben featuring on lead vocals and recorded by The Friday Night.

A long time CRI client, Ben has just signed a direct deal for his Performer Rights (with CRI's administrator) PRL, and we welcome Ben to the PRL roster!

Nigel Olsson drummer for Elton John joins PRL direct!

Nigel Olsson is best known for his long-time affiliation with Elton John and has played Drums for Elton since the early 1970's.

In addition to his long standing relationship with Elton, Nigel has composed, recorded, and produced albums for his own solo career, and played on hits for the likes of Uriah Heap and The Spencer Davis Group.

After many years with CRI , PRL is pleased to announce that Nigel has joined PRL as a direct client for his Performer Rights collection.

Andrew Levy from The Brand New Heavies joins PRL for Performer Rights Admin!

Andrew Levy has spent over 25 years in the music industry.

He is the main songwriter, founding member and co manager with The Brand New Heavies, responsible for writing and producing 19 top 40 hits and over 2 .5 million records sales worldwide.

In addition he has worked with Mark Ronson, Jamiroquai, Soul II Soul, Simply Red, Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue and Marvin Humes (JLS) to name but a few.

PRL is pleased to announce that Andrew has joined our roster of Performer Rights clients!

Neville Staple joins PRL direct for Performer Rights Admin!

PRL is pleased to announce the direct signing of Neville Staple.

Legendary front man of The Specials, Fun Boy Three and Special Beat, also known as The Original Rude Boy. Neville celebrates a 40-year career in the music business which started Ray King, Pete Waterman, The Coventry Automatics and his Jah Baddis Sound System, before taking to the stage with The Specials during the famous ‘Clash’ tour.

Neville’s 2-Tone legacy is huge. 2-Tone fused traditional ska music with punk rock attitude, energy and musical elements. The movement helped to transcend and defuse racial tensions in Thatcher-era Britain. The actual black and white chequered imagery of 2 Tone has become almost as famous as the music itself.

Following on from the 2009 Specials reunion and his departure from the band in late 2012, Neville Staple continues to be a forerunner of the ska movement and continues to thrill audiences with his own excellent band, The Neville Staple Band, at venues and festival appearances worldwide.

Andrew Wilson (Offset/ Kai Jack) Joins PRL for Performer Rights Admin!

Originally from Leicester now based in London Andrew is Network Producer for Kiss FM UK & one third of DJ & Production team “Offset” (along with existing PRL clients Danny Dove & Richard Searle).

At Kiss Andrew produces imaging and radio shows across the network including programming the world-famous Saturday Night Kiss Midnight till 3am.

As part of Offset he has officially remixed some of the world’s biggest artists with the latest additions being Jason Derulo, Year & Years & Riton/MNEK & Kelli-Leigh.

Having original releases on Armada Deep & Marco V’s in charge “Offset” are highly in demand picking up constant support from the world’s biggest DJs, Radio Stations and TV Networks.

2018 is set to be the biggest year to date with huge remixes already lined up as well big original music set to be the soundtrack to your summer.

PRL is chuffed to add Andrew's undoubted talents to our roster!

Kill Frenzy joins PRL for global performer rights admin!

Belgian born and now LA based producer Kill Frenzy, has an affinity for crude, lewd, deep and dark vibrations. As a teenager, he acquired a distinct taste for house and techno from the greats: Jeff Mills, Green Velvet, DJ Godfather, David Clarke, DJ Slugo, & DJ Funk. These kingpins would occasionally drop filthy jacking ghetto records into their sets and the youngimpressionable producer fell in love with this sound. Initial releases on Ghetto Test (a subsidiary of the infamous Dust Traxx Records) and Juke Trax (DJ Godfather’s Ghetto Tech label) were followed by an EP on Cheaper Thrills (UK) label.

In 2012, Kill Frenzy signed to Claude VonStroke’s San Francisco based label Dirtybird with his most well known release thus far, “Make That Booty Clap.” "Taylr Swft", Kill Frenzy’s debut album on Dirtybird was described by label label boss VonStroke as “ his secret weapon” that year.

Kill Frenzy has more recently released further tracks on Dirtybird including 'Silo' & 'Last Night'. Other releases include 'Break Loose' on Jackathon, 'Crystal Seed' on Turbo, ' 313 / I Feel EP' on Relief, and his single on W&O Street tracks '202' Featuring Chambray.

Davey Johnstone - Elton John's Musical Director and Guitarist joins PRL direct!

Davey Johnstone (pictured left) is long term musical director for and full time member of Elton John's band.

With Elton since 1972, Davey has also guested on numerous other artist's recordings over the years and is widely regarded as one of rock's most versatile players.

Now Davey joins PRL directly for Performer Rights administration after many years with our affiliates CRI.

Alex Cartana joins PRL direct!

Hailing from the isle of Mallorca Alex entered the music business signing a record deal with EMI UK in 2003. This enabled her to write with some of the biggest Pop writers/producers in the industry including Stargate, Cutfather & Joe & Soulpower. Her break came when she co-wrote and performed on the UK top 20 hit “Shake It (Move A Little Closer)” with Lee-Cabrera.

Alex’s songwriting credits accumulated and numerous songs penned by Cartana were covered by other acts including: “The Saturdays, German girl band “Monrose” and Dutch popstar “Natalia”.

Relocating to LA, Cartana has joined numerous animation Disney Junior projects. “Miles from Tomorrowland”, “Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero”, “The Lion Guard” and “Mickey and the Roadster Racers”. More recently she also joined the cast of “The Lion Guard” TV series, as both vocalist and actress, bringing to life the voice of “Twiga” the giraffe.”. Upcoming is a starring in a yet-to-be-announced animated series on Netflix.

PRL is delighted to welcome Alex directly to our roster after many years with our associates CRI.

DJ Slim Tim joins PRL for Performer Rights admin!

Timothy "DJ Slim Tim" Jones is no new comer to the music industry, having established himself with support from the likes of Don Diablo, Thomas Gold, and racking up plays on Radio 1 and Kiss FM.

Remixing for artists such as Wideboys, Kid Massive, Stonebridge to name a few. Slim Tim has worked his way up the music industry ladder for the last 7 years, which has got him signed to record labels such as Ministry Of Sound, Polydor and Universal Music.

PRL welcomes Tim to our roster for Performer Rights ( Neighbouring Rights) administration!

Nathan Jain joins PRL for Performer Rights admin!

Starting his musical journey as a 17 year old DJ in his hometown -Southampton, Nathan Jain has established himself in the last year or so as a producer/ remixer producing official remixes for the likes of P!nk, Steps,Beck, Rachel Crow, and Cardboard Foxes.

Now in 2018 PRL is pleased to announce that Nathan has joined our roster for our world-wide Performer Rights administration services.

Stone Broken sign to PRL for Performer Rights admin!

There’s an unwavering conviction running through Stone Broken’s Spinefarm Records debut, “Ain’t Always Easy”; the notion of taking a leap of faith in order to grab control of one’s own destiny, seizing precious moments and living your very best life, with no apologies or regrets. It’s a philosophy close to the heart of Stone Broken frontman Rich Moss, and a credo which fuels the band’s desire to take on the world with their music.

At the beginning of this decade, Moss had abandoned his life-long dream of becoming a professional musician, following the tragic death of a former bandmate. In 2013, after four years away from music, he formed Stone Broken with guitarist Chris Davis, bassist Kieron Conroy and long-time musical soulmate Robyn Haycock on drums – the four of them determined and willing to make sacrifices in pursuit of their dreams.

The group’s first declaration of intent came with 2014’s self-financed, self-released EP, “The Crow Flies”, a calling card largely intended to secure local gigs. But it was the release, in January 2016, of debut album “All In Time” which truly amplified the word-of-mouth buzz around the band from a whisper to a scream. With Kerrang! Radio and Planet Rock picking up on storming opening track ‘Not Your Enemy’, the anthemic ‘Let Me Go’ and ‘Stay All Night’, plus the bruised and beautiful ‘Wait For You’, an ever-expanding audience was alerted to the fact that here was an emerging British outfit with the riffs, the choruses and songwriting smarts to make its mark on the global stage.

In early 2017, following a lengthy European tour, the musicians entered Long Wave Recording Studios in Cardiff to work once again with "All In Time" producer Romesh Dodangoda (Motörhead, Bring Me The Horizon, Twin Atlantic) on their second album. The result, the 11 track “Ain’t Always Easy”, is compelling proof that the Walsall quartet are ready to stand toe-to-toe with the biggest names on the contemporary hard rock scene.

Set for release via Spinefarm Records on March 2nd 2018, Ain’t Always Easy promises to place Stone Broken at the forefront of an emboldened, increasingly fertile British rock scene… and beyond.

One life. One band. One vision. For Stone Broken, the time is now…and we welcome them to PRL for Performer Rights (Neighbouring Rights) admin!

Lol Hammond joins PRL direct for Performer Rights Admin!

Lol Hammond was one half of the influential Nineties electronic dance act “ The Drum Club “ releasing three crucially acclaimed albums . He's also remixed acts including Killing Joke,Alabama 3 ,The Fall ,Curve ,Lush and Jah Wobble .

Since then he has been music supervisor (and composer) on an extensive portfolio of films including “Football Factory“,“The Business ‘“ It's All Gone Pete Tong “,“ Bronson“,“London to Brighton“, “The Sweeney“,“Monsters“,“The Escapist“ ,“The Firm “,and the “Street Dance“ series. Recenty Lol was Music Supervisor and composed original music for the “Hatton Garden Job “ film . He is currently working on the Sky TV series “ Bullet Proof “due for release in May this year.

After many years with CRI (recently admin. by PRL) Lol is now welcomed directly to PRL for his Performer Rights administration.