Music licensing companies PPL and PRS will be contacting customers in the next few weeks ahead of the launch of a joint venture between the two companies. 

The move, designed to simplify public performance licensing for customers, includes becoming a one-stop-shop for permissions and payment under the title TheMusicLicense

Paul Leathern, chief executive of PPL, and Paul Clements, PRS executive director of membership, international & licensing PRS for Music, said: “Over the next few weeks we will start the process of contacting our existing customers to make them aware of the new company and the process of transitioning them to the TheMusicLicense.”