PPL – Distribution Business Analyst (UK)

Founded in 1934, PPL is the UK music industry’s collective management organisation (CMO) for over 120,000 performers and record companies. We license recorded music in the UK when it is played in public (shops, bars, nightclubs, offices etc.) or broadcast (BBC, commercial radio, commercial TV etc.) and ensure that revenue flows back to our members. These include both independent and major record companies, together with performers ranging from emerging grassroots artists through to established session musicians and globally renowned artists. PPL’s public performance licensing is carried out on PPL’s behalf by PPL PRS Ltd, the joint venture between PPL and PRS for Music.

We also collect performance rights internationally when music is played overseas in public and used on TV, radio and some online streaming services, as well as for private copying. International royalties are an increasingly important revenue stream for performers and recording rightsholders.

In 2020, in total, we collected £225.7 million across all of our revenue streams, while also distributing money to over 135,000 performers and recording rightsholders.

Team Description:

PPL’s Distribution team is responsible for understanding the end to end processes and policies that enable and deliver successful distributions and distribution adjustments to our members. Work within this team supports the identification, capture, analysis and understanding of music usage data, in order to determine its suitability for use in the distribution of revenues collected by PPL.

What you’ll be doing: 

As Distribution Business Analyst here at PPL, reporting to the Distribution Senior Business Analyst you will be required to support the development and delivery of distribution calculation services and associated reporting.  These distributions enable recording rightsholders and performers to be paid efficiently and fairly for the use of their recorded music, in the UK and around the world.  This is an entry-level analyst role in which you’d be responsible for running queries and processes in PPL’s distribution systems. You will also have some involvement in data analysis, issue resolution, and ensuring that relevant documentation is kept up-to-date.

What you’ll need:
  • An A-Level standard of qualification, ideally educated to degree level (or equivalent experience).
  • A qualification related to data analysis or statistics would be advantageous but not essential
  • Experience of working with high volumes of complex data, to deliver analysis and regular business reporting.
  • Experience of running data processes in database systems.
  • Experience in data analysis and issue resolution.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Great attention to detail with a good eye for spotting anomalies and patterns in data.
  • A high level of computer literacy.
  • To be competent in the Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel.
  • Some familiarity with SQL and data analytics tools.
  • An understanding of reporting fundamentals.
  • An understanding of business reporting (e.g. KPIs, tracking reports).
  • Knowledge of databases and data exporting principles. 
  • An understanding of relational database concepts.
What we can offer you:

When you come on board at PPL you can expect to be rewarded for your hard work. Employees are entitled to a wide range of benefits which support their needs and lifestyles including private medical care, flexible working hours, £120 annually to be spent on music and many more!

PPL is currently offering hybrid flexible working which will be a mixture of office based (three days minimum) and home working along with our flexible start and finish times, should employees wish to utilise this.

Next Steps

If this sounds like you, then we’d love to hear from you! Please apply here

Equity, Inclusion and Diversity at PPL 

PPL are committed to equal opportunities, diversity and inclusivity, therefore we welcome and encourage applicants from all sections of the community.

Here at PPL we are proud to operate in a genuine, open and straightforward way while continuing to maximise all opportunities as they arise striving to represent PPL’s members. Our job is to protect our members’ rights, and make sure their talent and investment is rewarded fairly. We take an entrepreneurial approach, working together to create new ways to deliver better service and solve business challenges.  Collaboration creates great things; everyone’s talent deserves recognition and each of our members is important to us. We are the professional face for our clients. We serve with a smile and go the extra mile when representing them. We share a passion for music – that’s why we do what we do.   

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