Collective Licensing Revenues:
Are you making the most of your rights?
July 29, 2021 | 10 - 11am
PPA Live! Roundtable with PLS | Free for PPA Publisher Members
PPA works with PLS year on year across a variety of activities, primarily to ensure that publishers understand how to collect licensing revenues and how to optimise efficiencies with permissions management. With next year’s Rights Valuation Review looming, we’re running a series of briefing sessions (online and in person) from July to December, to ensure that our members have their rights in order and can optimise the potential revenue from doing so. Our first session takes place online on July 29 and we’ll be limiting the numbers to ensure that everyone in the group has the time and space to ask questions.
What’s it all about?
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. Last year PLS distributed over £36m in collective licensing revenues to publishers with over £5m going to PPA members – money that goes straight to the bottom line. The Rights Valuation review is intended to achieve a fair and transparent division of revenues between publishers, authors and visual artists. The current splits have been effective since 1st January 2016 and are due to be reviewed next year.
The 2015 independent Rights Valuation showed the following:
- It is difficult for some publishers to prove ownership of their right
- Rights management processes were often not optimum. This has a direct impact on publishers’ share of revenue from collective licensing.
These sessions will cover:
- An essential overview of collective licensing.
- Practical tips for maximising revenue streams through good rights management.
- The Rights Valuation Review 2022 – what you need to know.
What can I expect?
This interactive roundtable, with attendees participating on a video call, is a chance for you to hear more about the Rights Valuation Review and ask questions to ensure you have a deeper understanding of how collective licensing can deliver revenues back to your business. PLS distributes millions of pounds each year to publishers in the form of licensing fees – make sure you’re not missing out. It will be under the Chatham House Rule to cultivate an open and trusted environment for sharing, and it will be moderated by PLS and PPA.
It will be under the Chatham House Rule to cultivate an open and trusted environment for sharing, and it will be moderated by PLS and PPA.
Please note that these sessions are available for free for PPA Publisher Members only.