‘PPL Giving’ Pledges $1.3 Million This Year to British Music Organizations — with 26 Already Benefitting

PPL Giving British music organizations
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PPL Giving pledges an annual $1.3 million to British music organizations, with 26 recipients this year already benefitting.

Now in its 90th year, UK-based music licensing organization PPL has announced its continued pledge to give back to its local music community with the launch of PPL Giving, an annual £1 million ($1.3 million) “purpose-driven strategy” to help build a sustainable music industry for future generations.

With this program, PPL seeks to fund initiatives which help promote equality of opportunity, help facilitate the company’s reach into a wide range of genres, and those which cover a board geographic spread across the UK reflecting PPL membership. That includes organizations driving positive change across the music industry through musical education, talent development, career support, and artist welfare.

This year, the 26 recipients already benefitting from PPL Giving are:

  • B:Music
  • Baby People
  • The Benedetti Foundation
  • The BRIT School
  • The British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM)
  • Curve Theatre
  • Donmar Warehouse
  • Drake Music Scotland
  • East London Arts & Music (ELAM)
  • Generator
  • Heart n Soul
  • Inside Track
  • Jazz re:freshed
  • Lady of the House
  • Last Night a DJ Saved My Life Foundation
  • The MMF Accelerator Fund
  • Moving On Music
  • Music Local
  • Music Minds Matter
  • NQ Legacy
  • South Asian Arts UK
  • Tomorrow’s Warriors
  • United Development (UD)
  • World Heart Beat Music Academy
  • Youth Music
  • The Young Urban Arts Foundation (YUAF)

“This year, PPL celebrates 90 years of giving back to music, and the launch of PPL Giving underscores our continued commitment in supporting investment in a fully representative and sustainable music community across the nations and regions. By championing education initiatives, the development of performers and helping musicians’ welfare, we hope to play our part in future-proofing the UK music industry for years to come,” said Peter Leathem OBE, CEO of PPL.

Since 2000, PPL has cumulatively given £7.2 million to dozens of organizations across the UK who work hard to make the music industry a more equitable and sustainable place in which to take part. PPL Giving builds on the company’s existing support for a wide range of music organizations, including the PRS Foundation, which incorporates the PPL Momentum Music Fund, the International Showcase Fund, and the Talent Development Network.