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Music Data Administrator

Business success is dependent on having complete and accurate repertoire, rights, performer and member data on which to match, claim and pay our members the money they are owed for when their music is played.

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Also known as:

Data Quality Coordinator, Repertoire Data Quality Coordinator

Skill Level:

Entry level with MS Excel skills

What does a Music Data Administrator do?

Business success is dependent on having complete and accurate repertoire, rights, performer and member data on which to match, claim and pay our members the money they are owed for when their music is played. In this role you will be responsible for making sure that the data received is correct and complete by identifying any issues and correcting them within the databases.

Watch and read (links to videos /cases studies):

News & Events

Data and technology


What’s a Music Data Administrator good at?

IT, especially Microsoft excel
Communicating with others, both written and verbally
Problem solving and taking initiative
Taking an interest in the music industry
Paying attention to the finer detail
Building relationships
Working as a team

Tools of the trade:

Educated to a minimum of a ‘A’ level (or equivalent) standard
Microsoft Office Suite – Word, Excel and Outlook

Who does a Music Data Administrator work with?
A Repertoire Data Quality Coordinator works with the Repertoire Data Team Manager as well as other internal departments such as Member Services, International, Distribution and IT.

How do I become a Music Data Administrator?

At school or college work towards getting an A Level standard of education.
Gain work experience in an office environment, ideally within data processing.
Look for an apprenticeship in administration or data processing
Search for jobs within administration or data processing
You might also be interested in learning more about PPL at ppluk.com

Is the role a skills shortage?

No

For further information on companies who employ this kind of role see UK Music members https://www.ppluk.com/ and https://www.prsformusic.com/

Search for a course of study with trusted UK Music partners here: https://www.ukmusic.org/skills-academy/music-academic-partnership/

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