International Repertoire Data Coordinator
Posted on Feb 5, 2021 by PPL
London, United Kingdom
International Repertoire Data Coordinator
Full time, Permanent
Founded in 1934, PPL is the UK music industry's collective management organisation (CMO) for over 110,000 performers and record companies. We license recorded music in the UK when it is played in public (shops, bars, nightclubs, offices etc.) or broadcast (BBC, commercial radio, commercial TV etc.) and ensure that revenue flows back to our members. These include both independent and major record companies, together with performers ranging from emerging grassroots artists through to established session musicians and globally renowned artists. PPL's public performance licensing is carried out on PPL's behalf by PPL PRS, the joint venture between PPL and PRS for Music.
We also collect performance rights internationally when music is played overseas in public and used on TV, radio and some online streaming services, as well as for private copying. In 2019 we collected £86.7 million, in part thanks to our network of over 95 agreements with CMOs around the world. International revenues are an increasingly important revenue stream for performers and recording rightsholders. In 2019 we collected £271.8 million while also distributing money to over 119,000 performers and recording rightsholders.
PPL's Repertoire Team
PPL's Repertoire team are experts when it comes to music data. Through managing the PPL Repertoire Database they provide services and analysis on data submitted by PPL Members to ensure that requirements set out in the PPL Data Policy are met. Their work ensures that we can maximise revenue generation and pay-through. The Repertoire team also works to resolve key data gaps at source wherever possible, as well as promoting industry standards and working on international projects to improve music data quality.
PPL continue to follow the government guidance regarding COVID-19 with the priority of keeping of employees safe and well. Our Soho based office remains open and has been made COVID-19 secure with strict measures in place. The majority of PPL employees are currently working remotely unless there are extenuating circumstances preventing this. We have no imminent plans for this arrangement to change. We will adopt a remote recruitment and on boarding process for this role and expect it to be based remotely until government guidance changes, at which point office working will be required. This can be discussed on a case by case basis.
What you'll be doing:
As an International Repertoire Data Coordinator here at PPL you'll need to provide support to the team to deliver an efficient and high quality data processing and management service for data pertaining to International or Business Services repertoire processes. The role has responsibility for supporting the receipt, validation, cleanse, transformation, matching and reporting of large and complex data sets to enable the International department to drive revenues in, through and out of the business.
Duties and responsibilities:
• Closely liaising with the Member Services, International, Distribution, Business Services, Business Change, IT and Insight & Innovation teams, the department is integral to PPL's core role of distributing airplay royalties accurately and efficiently to its members
• Gaining and maintaining a thorough understanding of the International Operations process and service
• Performing manual intervention and maintenance duties as allocated by International Repertoire Data Lead in accordance with department processes, guidelines and deadlines to add, correct and enrich prioritised data for all International and Business Services repertoire and member data
• Loading of airplay data into the Usage and Matching system for processing
• Formatting outgoing data sets into agreed data exchange formats
• Processing CMO statements in preparation for distribution
• Validating all outgoing datasets to ensure they meet agreed quality and accuracy standards
• Supporting the team with all required tasks
• Experience in working with and manipulating data using Excel
• Experience in working with large and complex data sets using Excel and Access
• Advanced excel skills would be advantageous
• A passion for music and excellent repertoire knowledge
• An understanding of collective music licensing is desired but not essential
• Music Industry experience would be advantageous
• A basic understanding of PPL and collective music licensing is desired but not essential
• A basic understanding of XML and XML standards would be advantageous
What we can offer you
When you come on board at PPL you can expect to be rewarded for your hard work. Employees are entitled to a wide range of benefits which support their needs and lifestylexs including Private medical care, cycle to work scheme, flexible working hours, £120 annually to be spent on music and many more!
If this sounds like you, then we'd love to hear from you! Please click the 'Apply Now' or email your CV to
Equality and Diversity at PPL
PPL are committed to equal opportunities, diversity and inclusivity, therefore we welcome and encourage applicants from all sections of the community.
Here at PPL we are proud to operate in a genuine, open and straightforward way while continuing to maximise all opportunities as they arise striving to represent PPL's members. Our job is to protect our members' rights, and make sure their talent and investment is rewarded fairly. We take an entrepreneurial approach, working together to create new ways to deliver better service and solve business challenges. Collaboration creates great things; everyone's talent deserves recognition and each of our members is important to us. We are the professional face for our clients. We serve with a smile and go the extra mile when representing them. We share a passion for music - that's why we do what we do.
Unfortunately, due to the high number of application received for every role here at PPL we are only able to contact candidates we'd like to progress to interview stage