Asian Network

Moviebox Back On The BBC!

A substantial and successful Asian music catalogue is now easily available for use by music users in their businesses, including broadcasters.
Music users with a PRS licence will have access to the entire Moviebox catalogue containing thousands of Asian music titles and portfolios from writer performers including Gurdas Maan, B21, Jazzy B, Sukshinder Shinda, Bhota Jagpal, Bally Jagpal, Shazia Manzoor, Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and many more.

Kamraan Ahmed from MOVIEBOX, said, ‘It’s great to be on board with the PRS through our new publishing arm EMPIRE MUSIC LTD. We feel with our ever extending catalogue of popular works, we can look forward to a long term, successful relationship with the Alliance.

We believe the news of our membership will be welcomed by all in the Asian music industry as well as major broadcasters like the BBC Asian Network. We can now benefit from royalties from this major Asian music broadcaster being paid on the basis of full census and we can also participate in PRS’ other income streams that derive from the use of Asian publishers and writers music’.

Moviebox will receive all the benefits of membership of the MCPS-PRS Alliance, ensuring that they and their writers will receive speedy payment of the royalties they earn from the UK and overseas. The MCPS-PRS Alliance directly represents 45,000 composer, songwriter and music publisher members and hundreds of thousands more from around the world. Ten million pieces of the world’s best music are available under licence from the Alliance for those wishing to use music as part of their business.

Steve Porter, Managing Director of the MCPS-PRS Alliance, said, ‘We’re very happy that Moviebox have joined us and truly proud to be able to directly represent such an important Asian music catalogue. We look forward to working with the users of their repertoire, including broadcasters, who will now benefit from being able to quickly and easily access the music they need for their business.’

BBC Asian Network welcomed the announcement of this new relationship as it enables the BBC to have complete access to the Moviebox repertoire under their existing PRS licence.

Mark Strippel – Head of Music, BBC Asian Network said, ‘We are very pleased that BBC Asian Network listeners are now able to listen to artistes from the whole Moviebox repertoire. British Asian music is at the forefront of everything we do and Moviebox have been and remain, one of the key British Asian music companies of the past decade’.

Contact:

Press Office
MCPS-PRS Alliance Ltd
29-33 Berners Street
London W1T 3AB

e: press@mcps-prs-alliance.co.uk
t: +44 (0) 20 7306 4777

Kamraan Ahmed
Moviebox Birmingham Ltd
351 LICHFIELD ROAD
ASTON
BIRMINGHAM
B6 7ST

e : kamraan@moviebox.co.uk
t: +44 (0) 121 328 1356

Mark Strippel
Head of Music
BBC Asian Network
The Mailbox, Birmingham, B1 1RF

e: mark.strippel@bbc.co.uk