Being transparent

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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

We’re improving our digital services here at PRS for Music, and are pulling together to update the products that our members, staff and customers use on a daily basis. To find out where we could improve our services, we needed to understand what the journey of a piece of music looks like from a member’s point of view. To do this, we conducted an in depth research project called the Field Studio. We observed and interviewed our members in their ho ... read more

Thanks for stopping by. Over the coming weeks and months we’ll be posting news about all the exciting digital transformations taking place here at PRS for Music. We’ll also be sharing insight about digital developments across the wider industry that may affect our society. So, whether we’re launching a new tool, securing a new licence under ICE Services or discussing the latest industry-changing technology, this is the place to find out firs ... read more