Faber Music CEO Richard King was this week re-elected to the PRS Board as a Publishing Director.
PRS for Music represents the rights of songwriters, composers and music publishers in the UK and around the world. As a membership organisation it works to ensure that creators are paid whenever their musical compositions and songs are streamed, downloaded, broadcast, performed and played in public.
The PRS Board consists of 25 directors led by a Chairman and two Deputy Chairmen who are elected by the Board from among the directors. The appointments were made by PRS members at the PRS Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 21 May.
Faber Music CEO, Richard King said of his reappointment:
“As one of the largest collection societies in the world, the PRS is absolutely critical to the composer-publisher eco-system, the sustaining of value in copyright music and the lobbying for legislation which protects that value. I am delighted to have the opportunity to represent both writers and publishers at board level in the society for a further 3-year term and I look forward to continuing my work with PRS management and director colleagues as we seek greater value for our creators’ music, an ever-wider understanding of the importance of copyright, and recognition by government and society as a whole of the huge contribution made by the music industry towards the UK economy.”
Other appointments to the PRS board include new Writer Directors Tom Gray, Crispin Hunt and Philip Pope alongside Barry Blue, Michelle Escoffery and Steve Levine, who are reappointed. New Publishing Director Antony Bebawi joins Jackie Alway, Simon Anderson, Chris Butler and Richard King.
PRS chairman, Nigel Elderton, said:
“It’s an absolute pleasure to welcome new Directors Antony, Crispin, Philip and Tom to the Board. As an organisation that is governed by its members, for its members, it is wonderful to have them guiding PRS forward as we continue to build on its investments and successes. Their insights and experience in the music business will be invaluable to our mission.”