Performance Rights Limited

2021 News from The Bureau

Tim Butler aka PYLOT joins PRL for global performer rights admin!

PYLOT has established himself as one of the most innovative and recognisable creators of Synthwave.

Handling cyberpunk and science fiction themes with remarkable subtlety and attention to detail, PYLOT creates atmospheric soundscapes filled with lush synth melodies and energizing rhythms.

Administered in association with 23rd Precinct Music.

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Joy Farrukh aka Joy Malcolm joins PRL for global performer rights admin!

Joy Farrukh (aka Joy Malcolm) first came to prominence as a writer for the Young Disciples back in 1994.

She was soon asked to join Incognito in 95, where she fronted the band for their most successful album '100 Degrees and Rising" (which reached number 11 on the UK album chart) and subsequent world tour. Joy also features on the album "Who Needs Love" where she co wrote the track "Stone Cold Heart”.

Next up was Austrian Electronic artist (Klaus) Waldeck. Joy and Klaus made many albums together including "Ballroom Stories" which included "Make My Day"

(which appeared on an advert for Mercedes Benz) and was a hit in Europe.Moby then came knocking and Joy and Moby had a long working relationship which lasted 3 world tours, with Joy also co-writing and singing lead vocals on his single "Lie Down In Darkness" which features on his album"Destroyed" (the track was featured on 4 worldwide Hugo Boss adverts and fronted their 2014-2016 campaign). Also Photek's remix of the track was nominated for a Grammy in 2013. In addition the track

"Blindness" featured on the following album 'Innocents' (Deluxe edition). During a break in world tours for Moby, Joy also found time to front Basement Jaxx on their 2012 South American and Australian tour.

Joy has had her work used in everything from "America's Got Talent" through to "The Bourne Ultimatum" and also recently the Elton John biopic "Rocket Man".She was also worked with artists such as Grace Jones,

George Benson, Chaka Khan, Roy Ayers, Roxy Music and Dianne Reeves to name a few.

PRL welcomes Joy to the roster via our associates 23rd Precinct Music in Glasgow!

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Felix Samuel joins PRL for world-wide Performer Rights admin!

Felix Samuel is a 21-year-old British Singer/Songwriter who is currently studying for his Masters in Civil Engineering. Debuting in July of 2019, Felix has already garnered over 25 million streams on Spotify already and an all-time high monthly listener count of 1.6 million. The Edinburgh based artist has made a name for himself with his topline work for renowned artists such as Madism, Jonasu and Macks (New alias for the former frontman of Dante Klein).

In just over a year the young talent has signed his songs to some of the most exclusive labels within the dance sphere: such as 3beat, Disco:wax, Loudkult and Soave. His remake of Tove Lo’s ‘habits’, alongside Jonasu, reached an all time high of number 2 on Music Week’s commercial pop chart, as well as being the 32nd most played track on KISS DANCE as of right now. With Spotify editorial features such as Mint and Chill tracks, the streaming platform has shown real approval of the fresh sound Felix brings.

Considering the accomplishments made in such a small time frame, and the huge current demand for Felix’s vocals, 2021 is set to be a huge year for this emerging star!

Richie Blacker joins PRL for global Performer Rights Admin!

Having had a love for electronic music from a young age you could say he was a late bloomer when it came to learning to DJ. But a lot of people don’t know that Richie was producing music before he had learnt to play the decks.

Leaving school Richie went on to study music technology & Production as he new he wanted a career in music. It was later that he went on to start DJing in some off the best clubs in Northern Ireland. Doing warm up slots at Stiff Kitten and Holding a residency in MYNT Belfast for two of there club nights, MISH MASH & PLAY. Also being a regular resident for the well renowned club night KINETIK. Richie is now the resident DJ for MOTH, T13 Warehouse, White Rabbit & No Disco, 3 of Belfast’s biggest club nights. He has played along side some of the worlds leading & best DJ’s, Steve Lawler, Felix Da Housecat, DJ Sneak, Booka Shade, Mark Knight, 2manydj’s, Aeroplane & Rayko to name a few. Since then Richie has went on to hold residencies in Ibiza (Spain), Lisbon (Portugal) & all over Ireland.

Richie’s music productions have gotten him noticed on radio station across The UK, Europe & Ireland. Holding guest mixes on Cool FM’s friday nights Apex show and Neal McClelland’s The Residency radio show on Q Radio Network. Cool FM also featured two of Richie’s track’s as there record of the week on different occasions (La Salsa & Pyrophoric). Being signed to record labels Smiley Fingers Records, Freaky Vibes, Baroque Records, Whartone Records, Rezonation Music, Pleasure Records, Ritual music, Antura Records and Sonar Bliss Records Richie’s tracks have went on to do well on music download site. His track’s have also made it onto CD compilations such as Whartone Records Ibiza 2012 compilation, Ritual Music’s Ibiza 2011 compilation and Essential Ibiza House Volume 2 on LW Records. His track he co-produced with The Brisboys (Do I Know You) was the best selling track on (Baqrogue Records) Baroque Records Miami 12 compilation. It got to number 4 in the top 100 downloads on djdownload.com. Out selling DJ’s like David Guetta, Afrojack, Pitbull and Gareth Emery. He also had one the top 10 best selling progressive house tracks of 2012 on djdownload too (Paul Lock – Low Freqs (Richie Blacker & Brisboys Remix). More recently, Richie’s ‘Summer Of Rave 89 EP’ was released on Skreams’ ‘Of Unsound Mind EP’ in July 2020 and has had rapturous welcome by BBC Radio1 heavyweights including Danny Howard, Pete Tong and Annie Mac.