Being transparent

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We live in an age where an organisation’s social media presence can make or break a brand. Think Boaty McBoatface and Susan Boyle’s unfortunate choice of hashtag, both of which caused quite a stir on the internet for all the wrong reasons. The way that we engage with our social media following is massively important and we need to get it right, but how? Defining our social objectives Here at PRS for Music, we’re currently in the process of a huge ... read more

What do the BI team do? Success for the Business Intelligence (BI) team is all about getting the right information to the right people, to be used at the right time and in the right way. We’re often faced with millions – sometimes billions – of lines of data to work with. So every time someone listens to one of our members’ tracks on Spotify, hears music in a big department store, or listens to a chart-topping radio station, that’s data we collec ... read more

Changeable as British weather, the digital landscape is a place where it pays to be ready, and to adapt fast. Unlike the weather though, it’s a space where a cloud – or rather, cloud technology – can mean the horizon is significantly sunnier. Cloud technology We’ve seen a growing preference for cloud services in the past few years. Many of us create space and save money by storing music, pictures, emails and documents on servers run by companies ... read more

We were invited with PPL to mentor entrepreneurs that are investigating the potential use of Blockchain in the world of Digital Rights Management (DRM). The six week project was held as part of Ernst & Young's 'EY Startup Challenge', aimed at bringing together new technology developers and industry to discuss specific business needs and potential solutions. We explored the complicated issue of DRM with two companies, JAAK and BitFury, guidin ... read more

In a fast paced and ever-changing technological landscape one thing remains constant: music piracy continues to be a huge problem for the industry. Last year, 20% of fixed-line internet users worldwide regularly accessed services offering copyright infringing music. In our fight against music piracy on behalf of our members, we recognise the importance of investing in digital tools to help protect works from piracy. Earlier this year, we launched ... read more