Performance Rights Limited

Dr. Phil Harding joins PRL for global performer rights admin!

Dr Phil Harding started at the Marquee Studios, London, engineering for acts such as The Clash, Killing Joke, Toyah and Matt Bianco.

During the 1980s, Phil was chief mix engineer for Stock Aitken Waterman (PWL Studios), working with acts such as Dead or Alive, Mel & Kim, Bananarama, Rick Astley, Pet Shop Boys and Kylie Minogue.

In the 1990s, Phil and Ian Curnow ran P&E Music Studios from The Strongroom Studio complex, producing hits for East 17 (including 'Stay Another Day'), Deuce, Boyzone and 911.

Phil's first book, PWL from the Factory Floor (2010, Cherry Red Books), was followed by his PJS Music productions for Holly Johnson, Samantha Fox, Belinda Carlisle, Curiosity and Mel & Kim. He completed his PhD doctorate in Music Production at Leeds Beckett University in April 2017.

Phil's new book is 'Pop Music Production' published by Routledge in July 2019.