LONDON (CelebrityAccess) – PRS For Music CEO Robert Ashcroft has today (Nov. 29) announced that he will be stepping down at the end of 2019.
Under Ashcroft’s leadership, PRS has expanded exponentially over the past 10 years. During that time, the organization launched three industry joint ventures, ICE, Network of Music Partners (NMP), and PPL PRS Ltd., negotiated new concert tariffs, and played a major role in the adaptation of European copyright law for the digital age.
Commenting on the news, Nigel Elderton, PRS chairman, said: “Robert has given the organisation a decade of stability and growth, making it the considerable success it is today. He should be rightly proud of his legacy and the health in which he leaves PRS for Music. On behalf of all our members, staff and industry partners I would like to thank Robert for his service and the positive impact he has had. We wish him every success in the future.”
“Working for PRS has been by far the most compelling and worthwhile thing I have ever done,” added Ashcroft. “It has been a privilege to work on behalf of our members and I would like to thank them, our board, and above all my colleagues, for their support over the years.”