Performance Rights Limited

2017 News from The Bureau

Neil Jason joins PRL for Neighbouring Rights (Performer Rights) admin!

Neil Jason, is an American session bass guitarist, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer. In a career spanning more than 30 years, he has worked with some of the worlds biggest recording artists, including John Lennon, Billy Joel, Roxy Music, Mick Jagger, Pete Townsend, Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Kiss, Michael Jackson, Brecker Brothers, Cyndi Lauper,Dire Straits, Bryan Ferry, Michael Franks, Eddie Van Halen and Luciano Pavarotti.

PRL is pleased to announce that Neil has joined our roster of Performer Rights clients.

Gregers joins PRL for Neighbouring Rights (Performer Rights) admin!

Gregers is a Danish Club Soul artist & songwriter.

Over the last 5 years he has released 1 full album, 2 EP’s, 4 singles and several toplines & remixes worldwide. With 30.000+ monthly listeners his music is living strong on streaming services and radio all over the world.

His EP Standing Out has reached 1,5+ Million Streams in South Korea and the follow up single Higher was just released earlier this year.

Gregers was nominated for Best EP 2015 & Best Single 2015 at the prestigious Scandinavian Soul Music Awards in Stockholm and in 2015 his single ”Brand New Vision” entered rotation on Danish National Radio (P3 & P4) and climbed the sales charts in the Netherlands, Itunes Dance Top 20 in the Netherlands and stayed there for 6 weeks.

He has partnered up with the producer Sidelmann, and together they’re working on Gregers' projects and upcoming remixes for artists like Leona Lewis & Snoop Dogg amongst others, and additionall he has recently started collaboration with Extreme Music (Hans Zimmer) in California, USA – with his first signed music score for blockbusters, advertising and synchronization.

PRL welcomes Greger to our roster of Neighbouring Rights clients !

Shawn Lee joins PRL direct for Performer Rights admin!

Shawn Lee is one of the most prolific musicians of his generation. A multi-instrumentalist, producer, singer songwriter, composer and Radio DJ who has released 40 albums as an artist to date. He has played, produced and written on hundreds of records. He has worked with a diverse range of artists including Jeff Buckley, Kelis, Saint Etienne, Money Mark, Amy Winehouse, Jonathan Jeremiah, Darondo, Adrian Younge, Tony Joe White, Robbie Williams, Incognito and Princess Superstar to name just a few.

Lee's music has been used extensively in both film & TV - Monuments Men, 20 feet from stardom, House of cards, Orange is the new black, Blacklist, Vice Principals, Oceans 13, Eastbound & Down, Ugly Betty, Nip Tuck, CSI, Confessions of a shopaholic, Cinemax, Jaguar, BMW, Barclays, Clarks shoes, Head & shoulders and many many more. He has also created bespoke music for Hermann Miller, Ace Hotels and Wallpaper magazine.

As a composer, he has scored two documentary films- Elevate and Under the sun. Lee also created the original soundtrack for the Feature films Save Angel Hope, Live Evil, 12 Dare's and composed the original scores for video games Zombie Playground and Rockstar's Bully which was nominated for best score twice - winning once.

Shawn Lee is an American and has lived in London England for over 20 years with his wife and his two daughters.

Welcome Shawn!

Brian Harris joins PRL for Performer Rights admin!

Brian Harris has enjoyed a distinguished career in the music business over four decades. As part of hit acts Innocence and Circuit he cracked both the UK and US charts, and has writing production and collaboration credits with the like of Pink Floyd, Bob Marley, Barry White, Chic, and Bananarama to name but a few..

Now PRL is pleased to announce Brian has joined our roster for Performer Rights administration ! (404)

Marc Almond signs to PRL for Performer Rights (NR) admin!

Marc Almond is an internationally acclaimed artist with a career spanning four decades and over 30 million records sold worldwide. Safe to say the boy from Southport continues to influence and shape a new generation of musicians!.

Marc released a new single ‘How Can I Be Sure’ (9th August 2017). Taken from Marc’s forthcoming 60’s inspired collection of orchestral pop nuggets - ‘Shadows And Reflections’ (released 22 Sep) - ‘How Can I Be Sure’ is Marc’s reinterpretation of a Young Rascals track.

Marc Almond’s deep affection for expertly arranged 1960s pop has been prevalent throughout his. His versions of ‘Jacky’, ‘The Days Of Pearly Spencer’, ‘Tainted Love’, ‘Something’s Gotten Hold Of My Heart’, and ‘What!’ have become much treasured recordings.

2017 cements the 60th Birthday year for the singer who the Observer noted, “has never stood still” and comes after the great success of the Top 10 album ‘Hits And Pieces’, which was followed by a sold-out Spring tour including a triumphant show at London’s Roundhouse. A new UK tour starts on 3rd October 2018 at London’s Royal Festival Hall, and across 18 dates, Marc will perform with a full orchestra playing songs from ‘Shadows And Reflections’ as well as other known and lesser known gems from the period.

Lastly, after many years with PRL’s associate client CRI, Marc has signed his Performer Rights administration direct to PRL.

Welcome Marc!

Ian Burden (The Human League) joins PRL direct for Performer Rights (NR) admin!

A member of The Human League in their hit making glory years Ian Burden left Graph to join the Sheffield mega group in 1980 providing keyboards and bass, staying with the band until 1987.

Now back recording after nearly 3 decades away PRL is pleased to announce that Ian has joined our roster directly!

NHMM inks label NR admin deal with PRL!

NHMM the newly formed label arm of long established indie publishers Notting Hill Music has just inked a global Neighbouring Rights deal for the label with PRL.

Read all about the new venture below and watch initial releases from Brown & Gray , and JUIC3BOX + Alice France!

Welcome NHMM!!

Andy Lee (Love To Infinity) joins PRL direct for Performer Rights admin!

Andy Lee of Grammy Nominated Multi Platinum record Producers / Remixers Love To Infinity is very pleased to sign a performer rights admin deal direct with Performance Rights Ltd in August 2017.

Love To Infinity have produced and remixed 39 number 1 hit records, over 90 top 40 hit records worldwide and have over 65 platinum, gold and silver discs to their career tally so far, working for artists like Michael Jackson, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Cher, Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera etc

Love To Infinity have just completed music for the film score for the movie 'AWAY' staring BAFTA winner Timothy Spall and Juno Temple and are currently working on the music score for the new action feature film - 'THE INTERCEPT'

Frank Farrell joins 23rd Precinct for Performers Rights admin via PRL!

Frank Farrell has become a reputable figure within the electronic music industry, having honed his skills as both an artist and engineer.

In this time, Frank has played of some of the country’s leading nightclubs, as well as international appearances in New Zealand, Ibiza and Ireland.

Whilst the majority of Frank's electronic music work has been within the more underground scenes, Frank has received support on BBC Radio One with multiple releases and also achieved notable releases within the Drum & Bass and House genres; including remixes of 99th Floor Elevators and X Factor favourite Peyton. Furthermore, Frank is part of the DA Industries soundtrack design team, who were behind the VGX Award winning soundtrack for DJ Hero and additional computer games titles for Sony and Codemasters.

Outside of the dance scene, Frank has also worked in a more traditional studio environment as an engineer working with live acts, adding a further string to his bow in music production.

Now PRL's administered clients 23rd Precinct bring Frank's performer rights to their expanding rights catalogue.

Paul Whalley joins PRL for Performer Rights Admin!

Paul Whalley has spent many years on the road as an active touring session musician with many artists including Mumford and Sons and Ellie Goulding. Classically trained multi-instrumentalist, Paul holds a masters degree in composition from the prestigious Guildhall School Of Music.

Having traded in touring life for music production and songwriting, he has found great success working with artists such as NAO, Wretch 32 and Nina Nesbitt to name a few. Paul has also featured as an instrumentalist on numerous high charting recordings around the world.

Currently based at London's Tileyard Studios , Paul is currently working on projects for many of the UK's major record labels & writing with some of the country's top writers & producers. In addition he is taking on artist development projects and commissioned remix duties , and as we are delighted to announce has just joined PRL as a Performer Rights client!

Patrick Prins joins PRL for Performer Rights admin!

Patrick Prins is one of the most influential and successful Dutch House Music originators.

"La Luna ( To The Beat Of The Drum)", "Bits & Pieces" "La Voie Le Soleil" and "Peppermint Lounge" are just a few of the killer releases from the 1990's, alongside numerous releases on the Movin' Melodies label, Patrick's own imprint.

After the hits of the 1990's Patrick left the business for a while settling in Spain, but now in 2017 he returns, with interest in the classic hits as strong as ever!

Expect reworks of the hits imminently,a host of new material, and a big "Hello" from us at PRL as Patrick joins the roster for Performer Rights Admin! (404)

Earl Slick joins PRL direct for Performer Rights administration!

From the spacey sounds of seventies David Bowie, to the seminal solo work of John Lennon, to the gritty resurgence of punk pioneers the New York Dolls, Earl Slick has had two hands in shaping the sounds that have come to define legends. Slick got his start in the club scene of his hometown, New York City, where he quickly gained a reputation as a unique and talented guitarist. In 1974, friend and lm composer Michael Kamen recommend Slick to David Bowie as Mick Ronson’s replacement on the Diamond Dogs tour.

Although Bowie supplied most of the guitar work on Diamond Dogs, Slick managed to duplicate and expand on the tracks
while injecting his own style into the live show, resulting in one of the greatest live rock guitar albums of all time, David Live, recorded at the Tower Theater in Philadelphia in 1974.

Slick remained with Bowie for his next two studio albums, which saw the singer transform into his “Thin White Duke” persona, resulting in the classic Young Americans (1975) and the more experimental Station to Station (1976). It was around this time that Slick met John Lennon, who would ask Slick to join him in the studio a few years later on what would turn out to be Lennon’s nal studio album, Double Fantasy.

During this time, Slick launched his solo career, resulting in the records Razor Sharp (1976) and Earl Slick Band (1976). Slick’s collaborative effort - Phantom, Rocker & Slick - formed with ex-Stray Cats Slim Jim Phantom and Lee Rocker, also made a solid mark on the rock charts, releasing their selftitled debut in 1985, and it’s follow up Cover Girl, in 1986.

In the following years, Slick would continue to record and tour with some of the world’s most in uential artists. In 2000, Slick accepted an offer to rejoin Bowie full-time, touring steadily and appearing on Bowie’s 2002 studio effort, Heathen, and 2003’s Reality. “Earl is a legendary guitar star and a musician of great feeling,” says Bowie. “His playing is earthy, timeless and never less than stellar.” In 2003, Bowie, Joe Elliott (Def Leppard), Robert Smith (The Cure), and other notables joined Slick for his solo release, Zig Zag.

In April 2016, Slick was joined by Rolling Stones backing vocalist Bernard Fowler for the Station to Station Revisited tour in the UK and Japan. Early 2017, Slick joined Bowie alumni for the "Celebrating David Bowie" world tour and collaborated with Francis Whatley & BBC to create "Rock n Roll Guns For Hire: The Story of the Sidemen " released July '17 in the UK.

Now Slick joins PRL directly for Performer Rights administration after many years as a CRI client ( CRI's roster now being admin'd by PRL since 2015). (404)

Dominique Young Unique joins PRL direct for Performer Rights Administration!

PRL welcomes Dominique as a direct signing to the roster migrating from her deal with CRI,

She first featured on the UK Top 5 single by DJ Fresh & Diplo "Earthquake" closly followed by Le Youth's "Dance With Me" and her debut "Throw It Down".

With a debut album slated for release watch out for this super hot rap sensation! Welcome Dominique!

Reece Pullinger aka ENV joins PRL for Perfomer rights administration!

Backed by BBC Introducing, and runner up of MTVʼs Unsigned, Reece Pullinger has already accumulated writing credits and features with the likes of Shaggy, Sean Paul and Holly Johnson and reached #1 in MTVʼs Official Video Chart in America with his summer smash,ʻYour Loveʼ.

Having clocked up over 250 performances across the world in addition to writing the single for the global launch of Pumaʼs new fragrance campaign in 15 different countries, Reece has recently been labelled the “One To Watch” by the Daily Mirror and Orange Mobile Music.

Reece is currently writing for several major artists and his brand (now also established in Germany) has opened doors leading him to a residency at Berlinʼs Fashion Week and an official sponsorship deal with Wesc clothing.

Reece is also the owner of Bangers & Anthems studio complex located in East London and now PRL welcomes him to our roster of Performer Rights clients!

Ayah Marar joins PRL direct for Performer Rights Administration!

Born in Jordan to a Czech-Bulgarian mum and Jordanian dad,

Ayah was exposed from an early age to a myriad of musical styles and moved to the UK in the mid-90s to study music at Warwick University,

Whilst working at Uptown Records in London's Soho district Ayah landed herself a residency at Club Herbal in the heart of Shoreditch, holding court in one of London's hippest nightlife neighbourhoods.Adding guest vocals to tracks on Hospital Records and the Metalheadz label and touring as an MC Ayah launched herself into the UK DnB scene. Ayah’s first big break as a writer came in 2003 with Loxy & Ink's ‘Dance Child’,which she co-wrote and sang.

Collaborations with numerous other artists followed including DJ Fresh & Toddla T amoungst others, however most notably with Calvin Harris with whom she enjoyed incredible success with his global hit single single, ‘Thinking of You’.

Other collaborations include Camo & Krooked (‘Cross The Line’ &‘Unstoppable’), P Money (‘Alive’) and a host of underground producers who recognised in Ayah a genuine passion not only for dance music but for music in general.

Ayah won Best Female Artist at the 2013 DnB Awards cementing her reputation even further as the ‘Queen of Bass’.

Now after years with CRI ( adminstered by PRL since 2015) Ayah joins PRL direct for her global Performer Rights administration!

Freejak joins PRL for Performer rights administration!

UK producer Freejak has gone from strength to strength in the last few years attracting support from the global DJ elite including Avicci, Tiesto, Oliver Heldens, Diplo, Martin Garrix, Mistajam, DJ Target, Nicky Romero and many more.

His influence on the music scene isn’t restricted to impressing DJ nobility, he has been turning heads within the record industry too. A Beatport #1 on the mighty Spinnin' Deep has been followed by huge remixes for Craig David/Sony Music, The Him and more recently Ryan Blyth to name just a few.

Constantly in demand in both clubland and the studio, Freejak has become the real DJ’s favourite producer, so much so that he has just signed an exclusive deal with DJ City becoming their very first official Producer after scoring a several worldwide number 1’s on their platform and countless Top 10 tracks over the last year.

Freejak has been busy in the studio on his own material too with recent key releases receiving multiple plays from the likes of DJ Target & Mistajam on BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra, & global airplay from Avicci (Le7els), Afrojak (Jakced), Heldens (Helldeep Radio), and Jauz & Cut Snake on SiriusXM.

Currently he’s working with some of dance music’s biggest artists, so with more exciting projects to be released in 2017 and beyond, PRL is super pleased to bring Freejak to our Performer Rights roster! (403)

Lia Rox joins PRL for Performer Rights Admin!

LIA ROX the young singer/songwriter hails from East Berlin.

In 2014 Lia was the only non British artist to Feature Vocal and appear in the video of The Peace Collective's UK Hit Record "All Together Now" which featured an All Star Line up of recording artists including David Gray, Julian Lennon, Clean Bandit, Engelbert Humperdinck, Gabrielle, Mick Jones of The Clash, Suggs of Madness, Gorgon City, The Proclaimers, Leo Sayer, Holly Johnson, Alexandra Burke, Jane McDonald, Suzi Quatro, Paul Potts, Shara Nelson of Massive Attack & Guy Chambers. It reached Number One in the UK Independent Singles Chart on the 19th December 2014.

After her first success in the UK Lia was ready for the next big step. She flew back to London to record her debut album in the Legendary Sensible Music studios, where Amy Winehouse, Sting and Michael Jackson had recorded.

Her forthcoming Debut Album is full of character, honest words and new sounds. A sophisticated Pop undertone with a touch of Electro and Soul which connects the past, present and the future.

With Producer Simon Britton (Aaliyah, Ashanti, Boyz II Men, RUN DMC) and Co-Producer Jon Moon (Amy Winehouse, Jessie J, Lady Gaga) by her side, the album also features an all star line up of collaborators including Morris Pleasure of Earth Wind & Fire (Michael Jackson, Christina Aguilera), Dale Davis (Tina Turner, Randy Crawford), Karl Vanden Bossche (Jamiroquai, Mark Ronson, Gorillaz).

Lia´s forthcoming Single "Hound" is already getting extensive Radio play on KISS FM, ahead the promotion campaign, and PRL welcomes her to the roster!.

Leon Sylvers III joins PRL for Performer Rights administration

Leon Sylvers first rose to prominence in the early 1960s as a member of The Little Angles harmony vocal group featuring his siblings (Olympia, Charmaine, and James).

The impresario Mike Curb signed them to MGM Records in 1971 and marketed them as The Sylvers. Leon wrote his first hit single ("Wish That I Could Talk to You") which was on their debut album called The Sylvers.

He also penned his brother Foster Sylvers' Top 10 US R&B chart single "Misdemeanor" which was a hit during summer of 1973.

In 1978 Leon would produced The Sylvers most critically acclaimed album, Forever Yours. By mid 1978 Leon would leave the group to become the in-house producer for Dick Griffey's SOLAR Records. Sylvers started his major production career with Lakeside on their "Shot of love" which was a Top 10 Top R&B Album.

This would also be the year that Leon's association with Shalamar would begin starting with the "Disco Gardens" album which included the disco classic "Take That to the Bank". 1979 would become an even bigger year. Shalamar's next album "Big Fun" was an even bigger smash lading at #4 on the Top R&B Albums charts and was certified gold. The first single "The Second Time Around" was a hit record number one on both the US R&B and R&B charts and number eight on the US Top 10.

Leon also co-produced Lakeside's "Rough Riders" album. That same year he created the group Dynasty along with Dick Griffey.

The 1980s started off with a bang for Leon. 1980 was a great year that he produced and/or wrote timeless albums for SOLAR acts such as Shalamar, The Whispers, Dynasty, Carrie Lucas and the first album by Midnight Star. One song wrote and co-produced by Leon for The Whispers was the number one US R&B and US Dance hit "And The Beat Goes On" whichwould be one of Sylvers' biggest achievements.

This would be the year that Leon would be involved on projects outside of the SOLAR Records family such as his Gene Page single "Love Starts After Dark"and 7th Wonder's song "The Tilt".

1981 picked up where 1980 left off. Shalamar would chart with the "Three For Love "album at number eight on the US Top Soul Albums. The album would be certified Gold. The Whispers "It's A Love Thing" which was another R&B smash which helped propel the Imagination album to number three on the Top Soul Albums charts. At this time Leon would get married to Nidra Beard who was a member of Dynasty as well as becoming a member.

Around the same time Leon would also become and produced His old family group, The Sylvers signed with SOLAR. Both "The Second Adventure" by Dynasty and "Concept" by The Sylvers Leon produced.

In 1982 Leon would go on and produce Shalamar's "Friends". It would be a monster album topping the US Top R&B Albums propelled by the single "A Night To Remember". The album would be certified Platinum.

Leon would spend the next couple of years producing hit songs for The Whispers ("In The Raw", "Tonight"), Gladys Knight & The Pips ("Save the Overtime (For Me)"), Tavares ("Ten To One") among others.

Now PRL is pleased to announce Leon has joined PRL for global performer rights administration!

Nadia Gattas joins PRL for Performer Rights administration!

Born and based in Copenhagen, Nadia Gattas broke through locally winning the DJ Choice award in 2012 with the song
`Min Indre Stemme`.

However changing to singing in English, has brought Nadia's song-writing and vocalist talents to an international market with the likes of her singles "The Feeling" and "Looking to Hide"

Now PRL welcomes Nadia to our performer rights roster! (404)

Nicky B. joins PRL for Neighbouring Rights administration!

Best known recently for his 2014 album release "Under Caribbean Skies" Jamaican Nicky B. has however been spreading his "Island Pop" musical vibes since 2002 with hit collaborations with the likes of Sean Paul and Elephant Man.

Now based in his adopted country France, Nicky B. has successfully turned to songwriting and producing and now joins PRL for Neighbouring Rights administration.

Wendy James joins PRL direct for Performer Rights administration!

Spanning four decades now Wendy James has populated her career as solo artist this decade, founder of Racine in the noughties, and as front person and founder of the hit act Transvision Vamp in the eighties/nineties.

Wendy's most recent album "The Price of The Ticket" was released in 2016 ( buy here and she is in writing mode currently for the follow up.

PRL is pleased to announce that Wendy has joined the roster directly ( formally via CRI) for Performer Rights administration.

Dave Silcox joins PRL for Performer Rights Administration!

British producer Dave Silcox is at the forefront of England's new big room sound initially with his 2015 release of 'All Or Nothing' with D.O.D & Little Nikki on Laidback Luke's Mixmash Records then followed up with a remix of Thomas Gold - Colourblind with Matt Nash on Rvealed Recordings. 2016 releases included a remix of Matt Nash - Nothing Else Matters & 'No Sleep' with Kash Simic on MOS Aus/Downright Music.

Silcox already has releases on Revealed, Spinnin', Diffused, and Toolroom under his belt. Drawing on myriad musical influences, Silcox showcases hard energy in electro bangers and a melodic euphoria and anthemic chord progressions in his progressive tunes. "I think my production style, too, is evident in my DJ sets. I have a wide musical taste and I like to keep people on their toes and never quite sure what to expect next." Silcox, who holds a Gatecrasher residency, has performed at Creamfields (UK) and Burning Man (USA).

His tracks have been featured on BBC 1 Radio by Pete Tong, Zane Lowe, and Fearne Cotton and supported by Afrojack, Hardwell, Sander van Doorn, Chuckie, Gareth Emery, Thomas Gold, Carnage, and others.