Written evidence from PPL (FLM 52)
Thank you for your letter dated 4th November 2009 with enclosure.
Yes, indeed, my colleagues and I are very keen and will be only too pleased to respond to the assertions made by Andrew Harrison on behalf of RadioCentre.
the meantime, I would just like to point out that the rights in relation to
broadcast and public performance of recorded music which are vested in
Crocodile tears are often shed by many who purport to talk on behalf of 'small businesses'. It is interesting to note that these small businesses invariably pay 30p (thirty pence) or less per day for the privilege of having access to the entire vast library of recorded music from the entire world. I hope you would agree that this is not a price which could be described as unreasonable, let along excessive by any stretch of the imagination.
contrast, I would also like to draw your attention to the fact that 90% of the
tens of thousands of individual performers registered with
As a private individual, I think you might possibly agree with me if I say that the situation outlined above is a sad reflection on our society and an indictment of which we should not be proud.
far as the record companies are concerned, the vast majority of them
(numerically speaking) are independent record labels and therefore, very small
businesses in their own right. Their reliance on
Once again, thank you for writing and we shall be delighted to respond fully in due course.
With kind regards and very best wishes.