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GUEST,Guest PRS and Other Distributers (4) PRS and Other Distributers 28 Jun 19


Asking on behalf of a singer-songwriter friend.

Friend is a member of PRS, but also has CD and download sales handled by a US based company called CD Baby. They've sent him a letter for signature which is causing concern in that the wording seems to indicate that CD Baby will exclusively be allowed to collect royalties on his behalf. He is worried as to how this impacts how things will work with PRS.

The wording of the letter is (partial extract):

Ladies & Gentlemen,

This is to advise that XXXX, IPI No NNNNNN, has entered into an exclusive administration and collection agreement with CDBaby for the administration of all musical compositions owned and/ or controlled by xxxx listed on attached Schedule A.

Accordingly, from the date set forth above, you are hereby authorised and directed to address all correspondence, inquiries, royalty statements and royalty payments, regardless of when such monies were earned) for xxxx in respect of the Subject compositions directly to CDBaby at:

Address
New York
USA


There is no indication in the letter of where the agreement will apply, although CDBaby is already distributing his stuff. My friend is concerned about signing this letter and would like clarification on how it will affect the relationship with PRS. If anyone has advice, or can direct him (via me) to somewhere where decent advice can be obtained (PRS themselves seem useless at answering this type of question....we've both tried!) I would appreciate it.


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