Performance Rights Limited

2018 News from The Bureau

Daniel Pearce joins PRL for Performer Rights admin!

Daniel has been working in the music industry for over twenty years. He was originally known for being a member of ‘One True Voice’, a boy band created from the Popstars: The Rivals TV show.
The band went ‘Gold’ with their double A-sided release of ‘Sacred Trust/After You’re Gone’, which went to number 2 in the UK charts in 2002.

Daniel Pearce then extended his industry credibility by offering his vocal skills under the name of DTale. He has subsequently become a renowned vocalist, who has been the voice to several global hit songs in recent years. They include tracks with the likes of Dizzee Rascal, Duke Dumont, Philip George, DJ Fresh, Format B, Alex Adair, and the Chemical Brothers.

Daniel’s superlative vocals on Sigma’s ‘multi-platinum’ selling global hit ‘Nobody To Love’ is the highest ever-selling Drum n Bass track, and consequently, it has received much critical acclaim, including a BRIT nomination for best single of 2014. In the same year, he also provided a vocal contribution to the Grammy nominated ‘I Got U’ by Duke Dumont.

His extraordinary contribution to chart topping success means he is in constant demand for writing, recording and tours. In addition, Daniel is a multi-instrumentalist who plays drums, percussion and keys. He has performed live, the world over, producing a wholly unique and exceptional musical experience of pop-fused funk, soul, jazz and rock.

Richard Brook joins PRL direct for Performer Rights admin!

Richard Brook is a freelance session musician and Musical Director based in London. He is currently MD for ABC, Jimmy Somerville, The Rewind festival house band and ‘Britpop Classical’.

His live and recording credits include: Take That, ABC, Gary Barlow, Sister Sledge, Rick Astley, Anne Dudley, Holly Johnson, Nik Kershaw, Fraser T Smith, Tinchy Stryder, Sugababes, Heather Small, Tony Hadley, Kim Wilde, The JB horns, Rick Wakeman, All Saints + Many more.

Until now Richard has been a CRI client , but going forwards has joined PRL direct and we are proud to have him on the roster!

Rion S. joins PRL for Performer Rights admin via 23rd Precinct Music!

Rion S is a songwriter from Northern Ireland. He is a working dance music vocalist, working with producers worldwide.

In 2017, Rion participated in a songwriting camp in Nashville, USA collaborating with songwriters such as Tabitha Fair who co- wrote If We Get Through This with Carole King which was featured in the film Sum Of All Fears; Lisa Goe, the co-writer of Ernie Halter's Come Home to Me; Blue Millar; Blake Densmore and Lamont "Logic" Coleman who has worked as a producer with artists such as Wyclef Jean, Akon, Lil’ Wayne, T.I, Shakira, Justin Bieber, Eve, and Jim Jones. Ryan has also been a popular member of Notting Hill's The Big One, a writing camp that takes place at NHM base, Tileyard Studios. Here, Ryan has written with the likes of Emma Stakes & Shin Murayama to name a few.

Rion has had writing cuts on UK label Toolroom Records and Dutch based label Spinnin Records. Ryan has also co-written with songwriting duo Tuff London (Ben Remember & Sam Townsend) on a number of tracks. Most notably, 'No Shame' which has amassed over 300,000 Spotify streams.

Most recently, Ryan has developed a killer writing relationship with Micro Berti, also known as Babert. The pair teamed up to produce 'Receive (The Rhythm, The Soul)' which was released on Club Sweat. Premiered on Music4Lovers, they said "...On ‘Receive (The Rhythm, The Soul)’, Babert has teamed up with Rion S for some smooth, uplifting vocals reminiscent of the golden days of house and disco...."

Karl Addy joins PRL for Performer Rights admin via 23rd Precinct Music!

Karl Addy started out playing lead guitar and co-writing songs in local bands and music worship in church. It is through this experience and later studying Commercial Music at college and university where he developed his craft as a songwriter and musician.

His band Star Chamber were nominated for the best unsigned band for the first Vodafone music awards in London. Shortly after this he set up his own studio and he has written and produced for many successful ad campaigns around the world for clients including; Sony, VW, Mentos, SEAT, Air Vigorsol, Nivea, Pedigree, Gamestation, & Becko.

Always an avid songwriter, Karl enjoys has co-written for different artists including Kumi Koda (Japan), Mike Shiver (Holland), & Bery Wold (Spain).

PRL is delighted to announce Karl has join our roster via our associates at 23rd Precinct Music!

TeKlo joins PRL for Performer Rights admin via 23rd Precinct!

TeKlo (JDMcLellan) is a UK-based producer, specialising in bass-heavy electronic music. Over the course of his career he has remixed for Warner and Sony artists, headlined a stage at major UK festival T in the Park ,and has supported acts such as Feed Me and Flux Pavilion. Only a year after his first release, he was tipped as one-to-watch by BBC Introducing DJ's. His music has since received airtime on BBC Radio1, as well as TV features in Australia, South Korea and elsewhere. In addition TeKlo's music has featured on prime time American chat show Jimmy Fallon.

JD McLellan performs under a number of aliases including TeKlo, Mandible Claw & JD and we welcome him to the PRL roster via our associates at 23rd Precinct Music. (404)

Funkstar De Luxe joins PRL for performer rights admin!

Breaking into the industry on the back of his 1999 remix of Bob Marley's "Sun Is Shining" Funkstar De Luxe has proved himself over and over as a standout hit producer.

Danish born Martin Ottesen has worked with the likes of Bob Dylan, James Brown,Peter Gabriel, Grace Jones with over 20 charting singles, and numerous awards including a World Music Award.

Now PRL is pleased to welcome him to our agency for performer rights administration!

SJae joins PRL direct for Performer Rights admins

Mercury nominated, British-born SJae (also known as Sammy Jay) was the UK’s first female music producer who has been hailed in the US as ‘the best in the business’ by many of her peers including some of the world’s biggest music stars and producers.

Living and working in Los Angeles, the producer, writer and singer, has over two decades of experience in the industry and has worked with the likes of Raphael Saadiq, The Roots, Ricki-Lee, Booty Luv, Terri Walker, Mis-teeq, Mark Morisson, Pussycat Dolls, EXO and Rod Stewartto name a few.

Originally from a small town in South Wales, SJae was a graduate of London’s famous Brit School which bred world stars including Adele, Amy Winehouse, Ellie Goulding, Leona Lewis and Jessie Jamongst others.

Def Jam gave SJae her first professional production gig on Terri Walker’s ‘Untitled’ album, and it was from that SJae’s career was born and she became one of the most sought-after producers in the business where she went onto produce albums for world-wide stars and rose to the top of her game which led to her move to LA after much European success.

SJAE has composed music for various tv shows including MTVs Ridiculousness, Lethal Weaponand has placed songs on many tv shows / films including Fox’s EMPIRE, CBS Flashpoint, STEP UP Miami Heat, Step up Up High Water. Most recently, SJAE worked with Raphael Saadiqon scoring the NetflixMovie ‘After Party’, starring KYLEand French Montana.

Not only has SJae worked on some of the world’s best-selling albums, but she’s also produced logo music for top radio stations, RTL, Bayern 3, and The Wave. SJAE is currently Executive Producer for Howling Music, Nashville working on the music for global advertising campaigns such as Hyundai and Ford.

SJae’s work has been championed across the world and she has risen to the top of her game whilst paving the way for women producers in the industry by making her mark as one of the brightest stars in the business and we welcome her direct to PRL as a performer rights client after years with our associates CRI.

Marc Baigent joins PRL for Performer Rights Admin!

Marc is one half of a versatile production duo from the south coast of England, Marc Baigent & Element Z & M-BEZ. With over 25 years experience in the music industry between them under various guises, they started working together 5 years ago and immediately gained support and recognition from many pioneering artists from the house and garage scene.

Having remixed for many major artists including Sigala, Blonde, Clean Bandit, Fetty Wap, Beyoncé, Little Mix, Alex Mills and many more his tracks have appeared on major mix compilations such as ministry of sound Addicted to Bass and The World Of Garage And Bass, Marc has also appeared on Rinse FM spinnin Garage for the Twice As Nice Takeover. You can hear Marc's remixes and original tracks being spun often on Kiss FM, Radio 1, 1Xtra, Capital Xtra and Rinse FM with heavy support from dj’s such as Wideboys, Mike Delinquent, Ras Kwame, Majestic, Tough Love, Dj Ez, Ill Blu, DJ Target and japan’s number one DJ Taku Takahashi.

Marc has quickly been building a reputation and catalogue of releases on some of the worlds biggest and most reputable record labels including Spinnin Records, Positiva, Sony, Virgin EMI and many more and we welcome him to the PRL roster for Performer Rights administration!

Ciaran McEneny joins PRL via 23rd Precinct Music for Performer Rights admin!

Ciaran McEneny is a multi instrumentalist, top liner, lyricist and composer.He performs and writes with Glasgow based band Pronto Mama.The bands first Album ‘Any Joy’ was released by Electric Honey Records (Snow Patrol, Belle and Sebastian, Biffy Clyro) in 2017 and made Top 20 in the Official Album Charts (Scotland). The album was also long listed for the Scottish Album Of The Year Award.

Ciaran has been writing with new and emerging artists, notable mentions include Be Charlotte (Columbia/Sony Music) and Lewis Capaldi (Virgin Record/Capitol Records), and in addition has composed and arranged music for a number of independent musicals and plays as well as a work performed by the Royal Scottish National Opera.

He also regularly performs as a session musician and is currently touring with Alt-Rock band Fatherson.

PRL is pleased to welcome Ciaran to the roster via our associates at 23rd Precinct Music! (403) (404) (403)

Conleth Kane joins PRL via 23rd Precinct Music for Performer Rights admin!

Singer/Songwriter Conleth Kane originally hails from Northern Ireland. More recently London has been his base after training at the Arts Educational Schools and performing in London's West End/National Tour/TV.

Conleth moved into songwriting and recording in 2016. Conleth's 4 singles to date 'River', 'Giving it Up', 'The Grass Is Greener' and 'I Wonder' all got playlisted by Northern Ireland's biggest commercial radio stations and Conleth has performed various live sets on BBC Radio Ulster.

Conleth headlined and hosted Belfast Pride in 2016 and performed sets at Pride in London (2017). Conleth's debut London solo show as a singer/songwriter at the Arts Theatre in Leicester Square sold out in just 4 days!

Having just returned from singing his own material in Sydney Australia, Conleth has just filmed live sessions for Northern Ireland's Cool FM, due to air in September and he'll announce his next London show shortly.

PRL's welcomes Conleth to the roster via our associatea 23rd Precinct Music! (404) (404)

Jardin Owens joins PRL via 23rd Precinct Music for Performer Rights admin!

It takes a determined heart and creative mind to stand out in today’s ever-growing electronic dance music scene. Luckily though, Scottish producer Jardin is the owner of both. Blazing a trail of his own, he’s making a name in trance music, being signed to Paul van Dyk’s royal blue imprint VANDIT Records.

Quickly climbing the Trance scene’s ladder, Jardin’s background is,surprisingly enough,one of diversity. With a taste for the eclectic, he grew up listening to rock, indie and rave music. A musical mélange that would all come together in the rapturous melodies, energetic drive and powerful basslines of trance music. Instantly hooked on the music of Paul van Dyk, Markus Schulz and Armin van Buuren, the trance scene sparked his creativity, urging him to create his own. So he did.

Jardin teamed up with David Forbes who’s become a great mentor and friend and one of the first label-owners to recognize Jardin’s talents and sign him up for a release. ‘Sound of Spirit’ and ‘Seven Kingdoms’ made it onto Forbes’ Aria label, but it was Jardin’s debut track ‘Rise Up’, released on VANDIT in the summer of 2017, that gave Jardin the final push he needed to chase his dreams. An instant Beatport Trance Top 50 feature and the support of Paul van Dyk, Aly & Fila, Alex M.O.R.P.H. and many more of his all-time heroes, were exactly what motivated Jardin to keep going. The outstanding ‘Suicide Circus’ and ‘U-Bahn’, along with a Tangled Audio release of ‘Mixed Emotions’, confirmed what his rapidly expanding fan base already knew; we’re dealing with much more than a one-hit wonder!

PRL is pleased to announce Jardin’s signing for Performers Rights admin via our associates at 23rd Precinct Music.

Energy Syndicate joins PRL via 23rd Precinct Music for Performer Rights admin!

Energy Syndicate is Sunderland based Glen Walker who has cemented his position as the leader of UK Hard Dance, with countless festival appearances include Creamfields, Tidy Weekenders, Kiddstock and Summer Gathering.

Glen's released over 140 tracks on just above every leading Hard Dance label and with a full decade under his belt shows no sign of easing up yet.

Now Glen (via our associates at 23rd Precinct) joins the PRL roster for Performer Rights admin!

Renée Alleyne joins PRL for Performer Rights admin!

Originally from Ipswich, Renée is now based in London and is the voice of some of the biggest global youth brands and the station imaging voice for KISS FM UK which is heard by 5.62million people across the UK.

You can asee and hear Renée performing with the House Gospel Choir who have recently signed to major label, Island Records.

Renée’s voice has featured on motion picture soundtracks, singles and the House Gospel Choir album in the pipeline .

Now also a PRL clients Renée Alleyne is definitely one to watch!

Matt Mckillop joins PRL for Performer Rights admin!

Stamping a sizeable imprint on the music industry for well over two decades, Matt Mckillop has become synonymous with forging forward house music under many guises. Known predominantly for his Deep City Soul moniker, his sound has spread globally with consistent releases across the worlds leading labels. As a DJ his sets are immersed with funk and rare disco, yet aptly stand between the soulful sound and the current deeper movement.

Widely regarded as a knowledge base for music marketing through to artist management his skillset is without bounds. As a producer and remixer his unique interpretations are constantly championed by top DJs and become veritable underground classics in each genre. Building a discography that incorporates influential labels and legendary vocalists, the DCS style transcends time, building a loyal following across clubland. (404)

Carl Sentance joins PRL for Performer rights admin!

From his early years with Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), Krokus, and 10 years of musical theater playing some major roles Carl has more recently been working with Don Airey (Deep Purple), recording "A Light in the Sky" among four other albums.

Carl has also been touring globally as frontman for Nazareth having been signed in early 2015 after his time with Persian Risk and Krokus and has cemented his time with Nazareth on the new album "Tattooed On My Brain" due for release in the Autumn of 2018.

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.