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Crispin Hunt and Mark Kelly elected as PPL Performer Directors

By | Published on Thursday 28 November 2013


So the Annual Performer Meeting of Phonographic Performance Limited took place at the Royal Institute Of British Architects yesterday (or it was the PPL APM @ RIBA if you prefer), and amongst the proceedings was the election of two new Performer Directors.

As previously reported, the record industry’s collecting society recently increased the number of performers represented on its board, meaning that whereas usually one performer director post comes up for election each year, this time round two seats were available. And in a four-way election both went to key players in the Featured Artists Coalition, Crispin Hunt and Mark Kelly, the latter having done the job before.

And now some quotes.

Hunt: “I am honoured to be a member of this board. I am extremely grateful to everyone who voted for me. And I will do my damnedest to properly represent those that this position was created for – the makers of new music”.

Kelly: “It’s great to see that more performers stood and voted than ever in this election and I will continue to look after performers interests at the board table at PPL”.

PPL CEO Peter Leathem: “I would like to offer my congratulations to both Crispin and Mark. I look forward to working with them both and know that they will help us to continue serving the needs of our performer members with even greater effectiveness and clarity”.