December 3, 2019 PPA HQ, EC1Y 8AF

COLLECTIVE LICENSING – A NEGLECTED REVENUE STREAM FOR MAGAZINES?

PPA BREAKFAST BRIEFING WITH PUBLISHERS' LICENSING SERVICES

PLS delivered record distributable revenues from collective licensing last financial year of £38.3m. These monies represent a material – but sometimes overlooked – income stream for publishers, especially when one considers that they go straight to their bottom line.

PLS hears from publishers that this revenue can often make all the difference, enabling some, for example, to recruit a much-needed member of staff or even, in other cases, to stay in business in challenging times.

This event is aimed at independent magazine publishers' senior management and finance managers and aims to ensure a better level of understanding of this income stream and how to benefit from it.

DURING THIS SESSION WE WILL COVER:

What collective licensing is and how it works • 

How collective licensing revenue is distributed

How to ensure you get the most from collective licensing

How you can manage your online account most effectively

How to prepare for the independent rights valuation 2021

Good rights management considerations

Other services offered by PLS



SPEAKERS


Sarah Faulder

Chief Executive
Publishers' Licensing Services

Sarah was appointed Chief Executive of PLS in 2010. In her early career she specialised in copyright at city law firm, Taylor Joynson Garrett (now Taylor Wessing), where she was a partner for ten years. Her industry roles have included Chief Executive of the Music Publishers Association and Public Affairs Director for PRS for Music. Sarah has served on several industry boards and is currently on the boards of the British Copyright Council and the Copyright Hub Foundation.




Tom West

Chief Operating Officer
Publishers' Licensing Services

Tom was appointed Chief Operating Officer in 2017 after several years at PLS in various operational roles. Over that time Tom has played a central role in the many developments at PLS and has a broad knowledge of collective licensing. He has been responsible for managing the development and delivery of PLS Account Manager, the service that gives publishers direct control over their participation in collective licensing. He has also had direct oversight of the distribution of over £300 million in licensing revenues to publishers since taking over responsibility for PLS operations in 2008. Most recently he has assumed general operational responsibility for the delivery and ongoing development of the PLS Permissions service, launched in 2017.




Marjon Esfandiary

Head of Legal & Policy
Publishers' Licensing Services

Marjon has worked as a commercial lawyer specialising in intellectual property rights for over 20 years, starting at a law firm in the City followed by various roles in-house, including at Unilever PLC and Hachette UK. Her experience in the publishing industry includes dealing with a wide range of contracts, advising on the creation, protection, licensing and use of IP rights, as well as data protection.



EVENT DETAILS

WHEN

December 3, 2019

8:30 - 9:45am

WHERE

The Professional Publishers Association

White Collar Factory1st Floor
1 Old Street Yard
London
EC1Y 8AF


Publishers’ Licensing Services (PLS) is a Collective Management Organisation which oversees collective licensing in the UK on behalf of magazine, book, journal and website publishers. Collective licensing offers a simple and cost-effective solution both for those who wish to copy from published materials without breaking the law, and for rights holders where direct licensing would be inefficient and unduly burdensome. PLS is owned and directed by four publisher trade associations including the PPA.