The new PRS for Music Chief Executive Robert Ashcroft is making changes to its collecting society.
Two new divisions will mean Membership and Operations boss Jo Prowse and Andrew Shaw from Broadcast, Online and Recorded Media will leave the business.
The new divisions are Licensing, focused on [i]generating revenue[/i], and Operations, focused on [i]distributing back to the members at minimum cost.[/i]
Licensing will be led by Jeremy Fabinyi, former Managing Director Recorded Media and Acting Chief Executive, and will deliver all types of music licensing – television, radio and online, recorded media, public performance and international. The Operations division will be led by Niall Stirling, who is the current Managing Director, Professional Services. He will manage all operational functions including information systems, member services and copyright & distribution operations.
In addition, Membership Development will now sit within Marketing and Communications in order to allow key members to engage more effectively supporting our defence of copyright. Research will also sit within Marketing and Communications supporting the development of business propositions and industry analysis.
Robert Ashcroft, PRS for Music Chief Executive said “We have a great opportunity here to streamline our business and ensure that it is fit for purpose for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. At the heart of our business are our customers and members, and they require an efficient and effective organisation that both recognises the value of their creative talent and the need for cost-effective and simple licensing.”