Radio Academy confirms Radio Festival sponsors

PRS for Music and PPL are the headline sponsors for Radio Festival Showcase this year.

Roger Cutsforth, MD of The Radio Academy, said: “I’m delighted that PRS for Music and PPL have come on board as Headline Partners for Radio Festival Showcase 2015. The Radio Academy reaches out to the whole of the UK Radio and Audio sector and as such, is a great fit for both PRS for Music and PPL. Both organisations have been long term supporters of The Radio Academy and Radio Festival Showcase provides a great platform from which to build on hopefully more strategic collaborations in the future.”

Radio Festival Showcase will be hosted by Paddy O’Connell and feature Chris Evans, Christian O’Connell, Paul Gambaccini, Ben Cooper, Zane Lowe and many more from the radio and music industry.

Paul Clements, Commercial Director at PRS for Music, commented: “PRS for Music is delighted to be a Headline Partner of The Radio Academy’s ‘Radio Festival Showcase’, celebrating and championing innovation in the radio and audio sector. As a membership organisation that represents the rights of over 111,000 songwriters, composers and publishers, we are proud to support and contribute to the exciting developments, insights and successes within the music industry, especially in music broadcast.”

Jez Bell, Chief Licensing Officer at PPL, added: ‘PPL has proudly supported the Radio Academy for many years and so it is with great pleasure that we are able to continue this involvement with the new format Radio Festival this year. We look forward to celebrating the pioneers of audio and radio innovation and to an impressive programme of inspirational speakers at this very special event.’

Radio Festival Showcase takes place at the British Library in London on Tues 29 September. Tickets are still available here and you can view full coverage on

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