PPL announced as A&R Administrator of the Year sponsor at November’s A&R Awards

PPL has joined the party – signing up as a supporter of next month’s A&R Awards.

The UK music licensing company, which recently paid out $16.4m to performers and rightsholders for Q3, is backing the A&R Administrator of the Year category, otherwise known as ‘The Forbesie’.

PPL CEO, Peter Leathem, said: “It is a pleasure to support the A&R Administrator category at this year’s A&R Awards and showcase the important talent our industry has in this role. The A&R administrator is the backbone of a label team, working behind the scenes to ensure the development of recordings is well managed.

“It is sometimes an unsung role, but one which is of vital importance to a track’s future revenue stream. By ensuring comprehensive and accurate recording documentation and credits, the administrator helps collective management organisations like PPL maximise ongoing royalty revenue when the track is played. Without their work, our industry would be significantly poorer, so we are proud to champion their valuable role.”

The A&R Awards, the UK music industry’s most enjoyable night out, will take place on Tuesday, November 8, at London’s Grand Connaught Rooms.

The UK-focused event will see icons and legends of the British music industry celebrated alongside the industry’s most successful hit-makers of the last year. As always, the event is completely sold-out.

Other categories at the 2022 event will include Songwriter of the Year, Producer of The Year, A&R of the Year: Pop/R&B (supported by Concord), A&R of The Year: Contemporary Black Music (supported by Spotify), A&R Of The Year: Electronic/Dance, Song of the Year (supported by Hipgnosis), Major Label of The Year (supported by Voly Music) and Independent Label of The Year, Publisher of the Year (sponsored by Milk & Honey).

The A&R Awards is presented by Music Business Worldwide in association with Abbey Road Studios.Music Business Worldwide