PPL bolsters Stagehand Covid-19 Crew Relief Fund with £75,000 donation

PPL, the UK’s music licensing firm for more than 120,000 performers and recording legal rights holders, has once again picked out to guidance touring crews and party manufacturing staff in the course of the reside industry’s ongoing unemployment crisis.

PPL previously manufactured a substantial donation to Stagehand’s Covid-19 Crew Relief Fund earlier in the pandemic. More strengthening its commitment to the long run of stay entertainment and the benefit positioned on its personnel, PPL has stepped in to help the ecosystem encompassing the wider audio business.

As the roadmap to easing lockdown in the Uk receives underway, Britain’s party and concert touring personnel continue being unable to return to do the job in any significant ability. Though limits on audience gatherings continue to be in location, experienced crews are still left without having the chance to generate a regular cash flow. Funding from the recording sector has been invaluable.

To date, Stagehand charity, which was launched by the PSA, has been ready to supply some of the 20% of persons who have fallen by the gaps in Governmental help with grants of up to £500 for food items and housing expenditures.


Given that its launch in September 2020, the Stagehand Covid-19 Crew Reduction Fund has served around 1,500 employees. The Fund has opened a fifth spherical of applications, produced doable with PPL’s generous donation.

Mike Lowe, Stagehand Chair of Trustees states: “PPL and reside occasion production personnel are at reverse finishes of the new music business. It is so heartening that PPL regard the overall small business as a single ecosystem and at a time when our sector is on its knees, features aid. PPL was the initially significant organisation to make a significant donation, aiding to elevate recognition of the plight, as properly as kick-starting up the campaign and inspiring other contributions.

“PPL’s most new donation will continue on to assistance dwell situations crew by these extremely difficult moments, and it is a pretty appreciated endorsement for the operate that Stagehand is doing. On behalf of the Stagehand Board of Trustees and the freelance personnel who will advantage, our honest thanks to Chief Government Officer Peter Leathem, Director David Stopps and the total PPL Board.”

Peter Leathem, PPL’s Chief Govt Officer (pictured right), claims: “The pandemic has been an incredibly hard time for quite a few, but it has also revealed our field at its greatest. Stagehand, as well as other hardship money from the likes of the New music Managers Forum, Assist Musicians, the Musicians’ Union, Purpose and the BPI, has introduced the new music group collectively to assist those people going through monetary problems. PPL is proud to continue to support these money. We hope this most current contribution to Stagehand will support crew and manufacturing employees although the stay sector plans its return.”

Candidates can use for a grant by means of the Stagehand web-site.