New kid on the block
Each year the music licensing industry is responsible for generating millions of pounds for musicians, songwriters, performers and composers, ensuring they are rewarded for their talent and able to continue to create and share their music with the world.
Helping to support artists is music licensing service, PPL PRS who has set up home in the heart of the East Midlands; in Leicester city centre.
PPL PRS began trading in early 2018 and was formed as part of a joint venture between two giants of the music rights management world – PPL, who represent performers and record companies and PRS for Music who look after songwriters, composers and music publishers.
Choosing to make the East Midland’s their home, PPL PRS selected Leicester as its new base thanks to the city’s accessibility to the rest of the UK.
Occupying the iconic former Leicester Mercury newspaper building, in the heart of the city’s cultural quarter, the two-storey office space has been completely overhauled to reflect a forward-thinking business such as PPL PRS.
Inspired by the music industry it represents, the new HQ is home to 200-strong staff and features song lyric-inspired artwork as well as meeting spaces named ‘the live lounge’, ‘pop’, and ‘reggae’.
PPL PRS’ Managing Director, Suzanne Smith, explains why setting up base in Leicester was a good decision for the company:
“Leicester is a vibrant city and was a strong choice when we were looking at possible HQ locations. Our new headquarters is a fantastic blend of heritage architecture and contemporary design which has enabled us to create a space we are proud to call home.”