Insights PRS for Music formally suspends rights representation relationship with Russian collecting society RAO


PRS for Music has announced that it has formally suspended, with immediate effect, its rights representation relationship with RAO, the Russian collecting society for musical works, pending confirmation of its separation from the Russian Government and those individuals and companies on the sanctions lists.

PRS for Music is also working with CISAC to consider the ongoing membership of Russian societies in the global network.

PRS for Music says that it does not wish to punish the Russian composer, songwriter and publisher communities who support peace, and it will work with the global community to identify opportunities to amplify the voices of protest.

PRS for Music will be contacting its members based in Ukraine to offer its support and is working with PRS Members’ Fund to make financial support available to them. To read PRS for Music’s press release on its website, click here.