Performance Rights Limited

2016 News from The Bureau

J-Doe joins PRL for Performer Rights administration!

One of the first signings out of the PRL office in LA is Rapper and Hip-Hop artist/writer J-Doe.

A native of Inglewood CA, J-Doe stepped fully into the limelight with the 8 millions plus viewed video for "Coke,Dope,Crack,Smack" in 2012.

Now signed to Sony Music in a collab with Busta Rhymes and The Conglomorate, and Grammy nominated for his work on Tyrese’s "Open Invitation" keep an ear open for future rhymes and beat from J-Doe!

Simon Britton joins PRL for Performer Rights administration!

With his latest co-write/co-production - Camo & Krooked - If I Could (feat. Joe Killington) beginning to kick off this winter, it is a timely welcome to the PRL perfomer roster for Simon Britton!

As one half of the Red Rhythm production team, Simon's produced or remixed the likes of Boyz II Men, Sean Paul, Kool & The Gang, Eminem, Agrro Santos, Kimberly Wyatt, Missy Elliot, Sting, Timbaland, Usher and Michael Jackson with combined artist sales exceeding 50 million.

Currently in his role as CEO of Media & Comms at Wave 365 Media he has just finished producing the video for Phil Judd's ( AC/DC) new single "Head Job".

Additional industry activities include time to win awards!... the prestigious British Television Advertising Award for Best Recorded Music in the Puma “Hardchorus” TV ad campaign. It became a Worldwide Internet Phenomenon attracting 135 Million Hits and Won Gold at Cannes.

Lastly Simon is a Trustee at RARE , the Performing Arts Charity in Liverpool and is affiliated to LIPA ( Liverpool Institute Performing Arts ) the charity co-founded by Sir Paul McCartney.

Shena joins 23rd Precinct Music for Performer Rights administration!

A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music with over 150 commercially released performances as both a Featured & Backing Vocalist Shena Winchester has had a hugely successful career in Musical Theatre, Pop, TV and even the Film Industry.

As a backing vocalist, her list of credits is extensive: Lisa Stansfield, Luther Vandross, Chaka Khan, Heather Small, Michael Ball,Mariah Carey, Girls Aloud, Sugababes, James Brown, Jimmy Nail, RonanKeating, Lemar, Simple Minds, Belinda Carlisle, Patti La Belle, Joss Stone and resident backing vocalist to Charlotte Church on her TV shows and tours.

Her her own recording career includes hits for the Freemasons with "Hold On", "Dare Me" – Junior Jack’, "Watch out" – Alex Gaudino, "Guilty" – De Souza’, "Nothing I Won’t Do" – JX’, "Nothing Better" – Erick Morillo alongside the International smash that was Michael Gray’s "The Weekend".

However in recent times her on-screen performance as Whitney Houston in the TV documentaries "Autopsy: Whitney Houston’s last hours" & "Whitney: the diva and her demons" have garnered her global critial acclaim.

Now PRL welcomes Shena to our roster via our affliate 23rd Precinct Music!

Apexape join PRL for Performer Rights administration!

Apexape are on the rise!....Hailing from Bristol the duo have risen above the plethora of underground sounds at the heart of the city. Inspired by the thriving drum and bass, house and hip-hop scenes, they've forged and created their own unique production sound combined with fast paced and evocative DJ sets playing across the globe supporting the likes of Chase & Status,Eats Everything,Rudimental & Disclosure.

2016 has been the "apex" of their production career thus far. Their re-interpretation of the Maze and Frankie Beverly classic ‘Joy & Pain’ keeps going from strength to strength, having been awarded "the tune of Ibiza for 2016" by Ushuaia Magazine following intense Radio 1 plays from all the big hitters!

Can 2017 top this year?. watch this space.. as we welcome Apexape to the PRL roster!

Inna renews and extends her Performer Rights deal with PRL!

Inna broke onto the global music scene in 2009 with her debut album and same titled single "Hot" which achieved platinum status quickly followed by the hits "Deja Vu" and ""Amazing".

Flip to 2016 and with 4 albums released, numerous awards including two MTV EMA's, and over 4 million album sales globally, Inna renews her Performer Rights admin deal with PRL to extend the relationship with PRL to the end of the decade.

Legendary Rock keyboardist Don Airey migrates his Performer Rights admin direct to PRL!

Donald "Don" Airey has been the keyboardist in the rock band Deep Purple since 2002. Either side of his time with Deep Purple Don has had an amazing career playing with such acts as Rainbow , Gary Moore, Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Whitesnake to name but just a few.

Until recently Don was a direct member of CRI but now joins PRL direct for Performer Rights administration. (404)

Alan La Porte joins PRL's associate 23rd Precinct for Performer Rights Administration!

Alan La Porte is a London based Producer/Writer/Remixer who has worked on projects for the likes of Usher, Stooshe, the Shapeshifters, Arno Cost, & Doctor name but a few.

2016 has also allowed Alan the opportunity to work as Vocal Producer on his first Platinum selling record- “Fast Car” by Tobtok feat River. The song racked up over 23 million streams on Spotify and was playlisted and charted in various countries including #1 Shazam positions in both Ireland and Germany.

Alan also produces under the guise of 2Darc and the current single “This Is Real” feat Jorja is clipped below.

Now Alan joins PRL’s associate 23rd Precinct for Performer Rights (Neighbouring Rights) administration. (403)

Sam Gray signs direct to PRL for Performer Rights administration!

Sam Gray is a chart topping singer / songwriter/producer from East Yorkshire.

His debut album, ‘Brighter Day’, made the Top 10iTunes album charts with his single, ‘Cartwheel Queen’, being playlisted on BBC Radio 2.

Sam has found success with writing andproducing the likes of W-inds, Exile, 2PM, & Twice (in Japan and SE Asia) and in Europe with J. Rowan, Cerrone, Aloe Blacc,Ben Saunders, and with Nile Rodgers & Nicky Romero as Featured Vocalist.

Now PRL welcomes Sam as a direct signing to our performer roster for Neighbouring Rights administration!

Avelino joins PRL for Performer Rights administration!

North London based Avelino has emerged into the spotlights as once of the UK's leading Rapper's since his breakthrough EP Mixtape "Iconic Ambition" was released in 2014, and he supported Stormzy on tour in the same year.

Inch forward to 2015 and Avelino's hook up with Wretch 32 on the mixtape "Young Fire, Old Flame" elevated him a notch or two amoungst his contemporaries and his position has been cemented in 2016 with the Raf Riley produced "FYO" EP, and his feature on the current Wretch 32 single "Open Conversation & Mark Duggan".

Motown legend Eddie Willis of The Funk Brothers renews his Performer Rights deal with PRL!

Eddie Willis of The Funk Brothers, the legendary in-house band for Tamla Motown has renewed and extended his long term performer rights deal with PRL.

Check some of the hits Eddie has played on below via the trailer for the hit movie "Standing In The Shadows of Motown" (404)

Drumsound and Bassline Smith renew their Performer Rights administration deal direct with PRL!

Since teaming up in the late '90's Drumsound and Bassline Smith have spearheaded the UK DnB scene with a slew of classic releases either via their imprint Technique Recordings , their UK crossover hits "Close" "Through The Night" One In A Million" & "What Can You Do For Me" (with Utah Saints), or for their remixes for the like of VV Brown and Fugative.

Add releases over the years for the likes of LTJ Bukem’s Good Looking Records, Bryan G’s V Recordings and Grooverider’s seminal Prototype Records, as well as continued successes into 2016 on Technique and its full steam ahead into the future!

Now PRL is delighted to announce that Drumsound and Bassline Smith have renewed their Performer Rights deal directly with PRL!

Kevin Saunderson renews his long term Performer Rights administration deal direct with PRL!

For nearly 30 years now Kevin Saunderson has spearheaded electronic dance music from his pioneering days as Reese & Santonio, Kaos, and E-Dancer, through to the chart conquering Inner City...Still DJ'ing and Producing globally, watch out for Kevin under his E-Dancer guise and the new single on KMS "One Nation"( see clip below)..

Kevin's just renewed his long standing performer rights deal direct with PRL...We would say "welcome back" but instead it's "business as usual"!!

Man Without A Clue signs to PRL for Performer Rights administration!

Since 2010 Man Without A Clue has built a solid reputation on the House scene. Career building collab's with the likes of Roger Sanchez, Todd Terry and Kenny Dope coupled with releases on Defected, Armada Deep, Simma Black, Get Twisted, D-Vine Sounds and Dopewax and this Dutch native is defintely a name to watch.

Now PRL welcomes Man Without A Clue to our roster for Performer Rights (Neighbouring Rights) administration!

Moon Willis signs to PRL for Performer Rights Administration!

London based Moon Willis has just signed to PRL for performer rights administration.

His debut single with Zac Samuel Feat Taya "Never Letting Go" is slated for autumn 2016 release on Polydor UK and Interscope USA.

Welcome Moon!

Chrom3 signs direct to @perf_rights for Performer Rights administration!

Tyrone Paul pka Chrom3 contributed vocals to two Calvin Harris produced #1 singles by Dizzee Rascal alongside a third hit single with Brookes Brothers and now we welcome Tyrone directly to PRL for performer rights administration!

Dave Lee aka Joey Negro renews his long term Performer Rights administration deal directly with PRL!

Dave Lee has underpinned the UK dance music scene since the late 1980's. With crossover hits and underground smashes spanning nearly 30 years, Dave aka Joey Negro, Jakatta, Raven Maize, Hed Boys, and The Sunburst Band (amoungst just some of his many guises) has proved to be a constant producer ( and remixer ) of top quality in an everchanging world of dancefloor action.

With GBL since the noughties as a client, and now part of the PRL family we are delighted to renew Dave's deal ...onwards and upwards!

Jan Kincaid - Brand New Heavies founder member - renews his long term deal with PRL for performer rights administration!

Jan Kincaid is one of the founding members of The Brand New Heavies, who pioneered the worldwide Acid Jazz scene. The band whose unique mix of jazz, funk and soul lit up the UK music scene for nearly three decades and with sales of well over two million albums worldwide they had global hits both sides of the Atlantic including the singles "Dream On Dreamer”, "Never Stop" and ‘Midnight At The Oasis”.

In the wake of the 30th anniversary of Acid Jazz, 2016 sees Jan Kincaid bring his legendary DJ sets to venues all across Europe as well as extending his long term performer rights administration deal with PRL !

Simon Langford & Julian Napolitano from Soul Seekerz renew their long term deals, with PRL!

Originally GBL clients but now renewed directly with PRL, Simon and Julian have underpinned the Artist and Producers known as Soul Seekerz for well over a decade.

Read all about their production history and current releases and productions on the link to their site below...

Shovell renews his long term deal, with PRL!

Shovell - long time M-People member, "Drum Warrior" and a client of ours since the GBL days has just renewed his deal with PRL for Performer Rights ( Neighbouring Rights) administration.. We would say "welcome back" but he's not gone anywhere, so lets just say " onwards!!"

Katerina Bramley aka Katt Rose joins PRL for Performer Rights Admin!

Katerina is already established as a multi platinum songwriter with global success, now in 2016 following on for her vocal work for the likes of Scooter and Bluefin she is due Featured Vocalist success with her upcoming release with Aevion feat her aka Katt Rose - "Meant To Be" which is released end of June via Armada, and in a timely move for Katt and PRL, she joins our roster of performers for rights administration!

Welcome Katt! (404)

Bruce Fielder pka Sigala joins PRL for Performer Rights administration!

In less than a year Sigala has amassed 3 UK hit singles (No.1, No.3, No.5), and globally over 2 million single sales. A new single "Give Me Your Love" featuring John Newman and Nile Rodgers is likely to add to this impressive and meteoric rise to the top of the global dance music scene for the young producer from UK's East Anglia region who already has exceeded digital streaming figures of 300 million,

Sigala’s rapid rise has seen him become one of the most successful dance producers of the decade so far . His debut single ‘Easy Love’ debuted at No.1, broke Ministry of Sound’s pre-order record, and is now certified Gold. His follow-up, ‘Sweet Lovin’, was only denied a No.1 by two Justin Bieber singles, stayed in the UK Top 20 for 12 weeks and has now gone Gold too and his last single ‘Say You Do’, debuted at No.5 and saw him increase his total UK radio plays to over 150,000.

Sigala’s been recently been in the studio with Craig David (who joined Sigala for his first Radio 1 Live Lounge session), Felix Jaehn, Fuse ODG, and more, as well as putting the finishing touches to his debut album.

Now PRL is proud to announce Sigala joins our roster for Performer Rights administration!

Joe Killington joins PRL for Performer Rights administration!

Most recently a Featured Vocalist for the likes of Rui Da Silva, Leisuregroove and Kybosh, Joe has since the middle of the noughties decade (and his breakthrough success co-writing "My My My" for Armand Van Helden) been much in demand as both a vocalist and song writer.

The likes of Nicky Romero & Nile Rogers, Sam Gray, Alexandra Burke, and Mike Rutherford have all called on his skills and now PRL welcomes Joe to the roster for Performer Rights Administration!

Guy Robin (Jonas Blue & Scales) joins PRL for performer rights administration!

Still in his early twenties but already with a career that initially boasted releases with the likes of Defected Records, Guy has exploded globally in the last few months under his Jonas Blue guise and with the multi platinum single release of "Fast Car" . With Jonas being a worldwide priority act for Universal this year and a US DJ tour just completed ongoing success should be ensured. Add Guy's other aka "Scales" into the mix and all signs are strong for a long term hit career!

Now PRL welcomes Guy to our roster for performer rights administration!

Danny Kirsch joins PRL for performer rights administration!

PRL welcomes super dance producer Danny Kirsch to our perfomer rights roster!

Over a hectic career to date Danny haas written or produced crossover hits for the likes of Jurgen Vries, Lange and DT8 Project, as well as productions for Katy Melua,Charlotte Church, Chico, Gareth Gates, Aggro Santos and The Freemansons just to name a few...

Welcome Danny!

Dantiez Saunderson joins PRL for performer rights administration!

Dantiez Saunderson, was born and bred in Michigan USA and is the middle son of Techno pioneer - Kevin Saunderson and vocalist/songwriter Ann “Reese Project” Saunderson.

A late bloomer by modern standards, from 2012 at the age of 20 Dantiez immersed himself into producing music and DJ’ing and with releases on First Step Records, KMS, and Defected now under his belt, a bulging DJ diary, and some tasty remixes produced as well, the future looks super rosy!

PRL welcomes Dantiez ( alongside Kevin and Ann) to the performer rights roster at !

PRL renews it's deal with 3 Beat Productions to administer their performer roster!

PRL is delighted to announce a long term renewal of it's deal with Liverpool based 3 Beat Productions to administers 3 Beat's directly represented roster of performer clients for Neighbouring Rights.

3 Beat's roster includes current hit acts Anton Powers,Cahill, Scott Rosser, plus Ian Redman, Dave Whelan, Ian Bland, Aaron Smith & Luvli amoungst others.

Michael Mandal joins PRL for performer rights administration!

One half of ‘Mandal & Forbes’ Michael Mandal has been a DJ for over 12 years under his alias ‘Mick Willow’ He has held residencies all over the world including Ibiza, Marbella & Dubai as the tour DJ for the Candypants brand. Two years ago Michael decided it was time to start producing and along came ‘Say What’ which was a big hit amongst the Dublin house scene.

Next up was the massive release ‘Never Let Go’ on Armada Records featuring the vocals from the infamous house diva Dani Clay! ‘On The Run’ was then snapped up by Toolroom’s sub label ‘Love & Other’ where it rocketed into the beatport top 20 House Chart and was supported by some huge names including MK, Mark Knight, Blonde, Danny Howard to name a few. It was also one of the tracks of Ibiza 2015 getting hammered all over the Island!

Most recently ‘I Don’t Know’ has had a full UK release on 3Beat records and is looking like a chart topper! Already supported by the world’s elite we expect huge things for the track! It has quickly became a favorite for BBC Radio 1’s Greg James & Danny Howard after appearing on R1 Dance Anthems for 6 consecutive weeks in a row.

Michael has had official remixes under the alias ‘Mandal & Forbes’ for Number 1 tracks such as David Zowie – House Every Weekend, Philip George – Wish You Were Mine, Lost Frequencies – Are You With Me & Low Steppa – So Real!

Lastly PRL welcomes Michael to the our roster for performer rights administration..big things await!

Shontelle renews her performer rights admin deal with PRL via COSCAP!

Shontelle has just renewed her long term deal with PRL who admin her performer rights via their deal with COSCAP ( the Barbados based performance rights society)

Best known for her hits "Impossible" ( as covered by UK X Factor winner James Arthur) and "T- Shirt" ,these two hits alone have amassed well over 100 million YouTube views, and we eagerly await new music from Shontelle in 2016!.

Hot US Producer Willie B. joins PRL for performer rights admin!

Via our LA office PRL is delighted to announce the signing of Willie B. to the PRL performer rights roster.

Willie has risen to prominence through his production work with the likes of Kendrick Lamar, J.Cole, Jay Rock ,Wale and Freddie Gibbs to name but a few.

J.Cole's 2016 Grammy nominated Platinum album "2014 Forest Hills Drive" features Willie's track "03 Adolescence"

Welcome Willie !

Eric Prydz renews his long standing performer rights administration deal direct with PRL!

Eric has long been a client of Copyright Rescue Int'l whose roster PRL exclusively administers. Now however PRL is delighted to announce Eric has renewed his performer rights administration deal direct with PRL from January 2016.

Curently embarking on a US tour, Eric also is about to release his debut album and a new single featuring Knife Party vocalist Rob Swire "Breathe" is released February 5th!

Check the clip below for a taster!

Eric Prydz Pryda Recordings joins PRL for public performance admin!

Part 2 of our new deal with Eric Prydz is the administration of his Pryda Recordings PPL rights. From January 1st PRL administers the labels rights worldwide.

Check the catalogue out below!