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Leo O’Brien – Member Development Specialist, PPL

Leo works with emerging performers and record labels to ensure they are fully-registered and that their rights are being managed correctly, therefore maximising the revenue they receive as a result.

Outside of PPL Leo runs Say Something Records (They Fell From The Sky, Sick Joy, Vex Red) and Only You Publishing (Cosmo Pyke and Toby Johnson). 

Speaking: PPL: Get Played, Get Paid

15:30 – 14:30

UK music licensing company PPL are supporting this year’s Industry Takeover All Dayer. PPL licenses recorded music in the UK when it’s played in public (shops, bars, nightclubs, offices) or broadcast (BBC, commercial radio, commercial TV), and ensures that revenue flows back to its members. These include both indie and major record labels, together with performers ranging from grassroots artists through to established session musicians and globally recognised talent. In 2020 PPL collected £225.7 million. At Industry Takeover, PPL alongside a panel of experts, will share their knowledge and experience around getting paid in the music industry. We’ll also be exploring the creative elements of developing a radio-worthy song. 


Wale Kalejaiye – Associate in the Music Group

Gaika – Artist

Leo O’Brien – Member Development Specialist, PPL

Chris Cooke – Co-Founder & MD, CMU

Davina Merchant – A&R Manager, Downtown Music