Chloe Rowlatt has been promoted to Head of International at the UK music licensing company PPL.
In her new role, Rowlatt will be responsible for managing PPL’s International team, and ensuring operational relationships are maintained with the company’s network of 105 collective management organisations (CMOs) across Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America.
PPL says that Rowlatt will work with its data, technology and neighbouring rights teams to maximize the collection and distribution of international performance royalties on behalf of the company’s performer and recording rightsholder members.
Rowlatt joined PPL in 2015 as Record Company Services Manager in the Member Services department.
She joined the International team in 2017, where she was appointed International Business Manager.
PPL says that Rowlatt is also a champion of its equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives, which includes serving as Co-Chair of the company’s internal Diversity Forum.
Over the past decade, PPL reports to have collected more than £500 million of international revenue.
According to PPL Chief Executive Peter Leathem, writing in a blog post for MBW, that £500 million figure included £85.9 million collected in 2020, which he noted was “one of the most challenging in PPL’s history”.
PPL reports that the £85.9 million collected in 2020 was its second highest annual international total, down 0.9% on the record £86.7m collected in 2019.
In November, Anderson .Paak signed with PPL for the administration of his international neighbouring rights collections.
“I would like to congratulate Chloe on this well-deserved promotion.”
Laurence Oxenbury, PPL
Laurence Oxenbury, Director of International at PPL, said: “I would like to congratulate Chloe on this well-deserved promotion, which recognises the hugely important role she has played in PPL’s international revenue collections, consistently hitting record annual highs in recent years.
“While our international numbers held up well over the past year, going forward we expect our international collections will be impacted by the pandemic.
“However, having someone with the business knowledge and industry relationships that Chloe possesses managing our International team means we are extremely well placed to successfully navigate our way through this challenging period and return to growth.”
“there are opportunities in what is a constantly evolving global market.”
Chloe Rowlatt, PPL
Chloe Rowlatt, Head of International at PPL, said: “I am proud and excited to be stepping into this role at PPL and to continue working with such a brilliant team, building on our success over recent years and delivering results for our members.
“This has been more important than ever since the start of the pandemic.
“Whilst the impact of the last two years presents us with a number of challenges there are also opportunities in what is a constantly evolving global market.
“I am looking forward to collaborating with my colleagues at CMOs around the world, who are committed to expanding the scope of collections and ensuring performers and recording rightsholders are fairly paid when their music is played.”Music Business Worldwide