Claim now for refunds on PPL music licences

Posted: Monday, 7 June 2010 @ 10:54
Claim now for refunds on PPL music licences

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You may remember that back in February I blogged on the outcome of the court case supported by The British Beer and Pub association (BBPA) which meant that PPL had been overcharging to the tune of perhaps £20m across the industry since 2005.

It has just been announced that Phonographic Performance Ltd (PPL) have written to all holders of PPL licences to explain how they can reclaim the overpayments going back to 2005. Letters should be arriving this week. So all venues, pubs, clubs, hotels, restaurants, and others, should act quickly and claim the refunds and ensure that future fees do not exceed the new limits.

The BBPA have also posted some helpful advice and a ready calculator on their website www.beerandpub.com/industryArticle.aspx?articleId=220

Make sure you follow their advice. If you do not claim you will not get a refund. And although you can ask PPL to calculate the refund for you, it is advisable to carry out your own calculations to make sure you get the correct refund.

If you are in any doubt get advice.

Nigel Musgrove

Licensing Law Specialist

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Nigel has been providing dispute resolution advice as a solicitor for over 35 years. As well as advising SMEs and business owners on disputes he also offers a specialist licensing law service. View profile
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Thank you. Your response is great, very straight to the point! Hopefully this will bring an end to the matter. I will certainly be recommending your services as I am very impressed with the prompt dealing of this matter.
Janet Burbidge

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