The team at PPNZ communicates with hundreds of music users every week. And it would be fair to say there is a common theme in the feedback we receive. Music users want to be sure the money they pay to PPNZ does get back to the artists and labels who create the music they play.
And even from a music maker's perspective, public performance and broadcast rights are often not well understood. Hey, it's complicated!
Our hope at PPNZ is that our member artists and labels will help us spread the word about how important this royalty income is to an ever increasing number of artists and labels and to help us explain how it all works.
So what can you do to help us be more effective in representing your rights?
- Talk with your friends/band mates/family who may own a copyright in sound recordings - tell them what PPNZ does and get them to register with us if they haven't already.
- If you know someone running a business and using recorded music - talk to them about their requirement to get the copyright holder's consent, and how this can be done through PPNZ.
- Let us know if we can hold a seminar in your area. We know that copyright is difficult to understand and there is often some confusion on how different rights fit together. Let us know if we can come and talk to a group in your area.
- Become our Facebook friend, so you can stay in touch with the work we are doing on your behalf.
Everything we do at PPNZ is aimed to ensure fair compensation for our members. And we believe our members can be one of our greatest assets in achieving this.
If you think you might have some time to help us, in any way, please contact PPNZ's Communications Manager, Liz Diamond at email@example.com.