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PRS hires Nigel Hall as COO

By | Published on Thursday 11 January 2018

PRS For Music

UK song rights collecting society PRS For Music has hired former KPMG UK Managing Director Nigel Hall as its new Chief Operating Officer. He replaces Craig Nunn, who left the role way back in July 2017.

PRS boss Robert Ashcroft confirmed Hall’s appointment by first noting that – in no small part as a result of the streaming boom – his organisation is now processing ever more data. In fact, in 2016 it processed “4.3 trillion lines of data”, he bragged. All that data processing needs the skills of someone like Hall, see.

Ashcroft: “PRS For Music celebrated a record-breaking year in 2016, in no small part thanks to our investments in technology and data, which are becoming ever more integral to the music business. It is therefore my pleasure to welcome Nigel to PRS For Music. We look forward to having his digital expertise on hand to steer us through a time of continuing growth and transformation, not just for us, but for the industry as a whole”.

But what does old Nige have to say about it all? Well, this: “Having worked with household names like Orange and O2 in the telecoms sector, I am delighted to be joining an organisation that champions the rights of some of the biggest names in music. These are incredibly exciting times for the industry, not least for our members, and I am looking forward to helping PRS For Music continue to lead in its field”.

You might not think that banging on about your knowledge of Orange and O2 is particularly relevant to all this. But did you just bag yourself a top job at a collecting society? No you did not. So step the fuck down and shut the fuck up.