News and Charts

13 June 2012

PPL reveals the most played classical recordings of 2011

PPL has published today their PPL People’s Classical Chart. Revealing which classical recordings were the most played and publicly used in 2011, the top ten was revealed at the company’s AGM, held at Kings Place in London.

01 June 2012

PPL reveal most played Queen songs

As Great Britain celebrates 60 years of Her Majesty’s reign, music licensing company PPL reveals which of her namesake band’s hits are the most played by the British public.

30 March 2012

Music 'makes surgery less stressful'

Patients recorded lower anxiety levels if they had listened to music while in surgery.

21 March 2012

Ex-Coronation Street star Beverley Callard talks about the value of music

Actress that played publican Liz McDonald in the famous Rover's Return joins PPL at the Northern Restaurant & Bar Show 2012.

01 March 2012

Love Train charity walkers name their top music tracks

Walkers for charity Nigel Lewis-Baker, Charlotte Carr and Alan Carr MBE (pictured, left to right) are participating in the Prostate Project Love Train Walk from John O'Groats to Land's End and reveal the favourite music tracks that will keep them motivated.

01 March 2012

PPL reveal most played Oscar-winning songs

This year the song Man or Muppet from the film The Muppets took the coveted Golden Statue – but will that song one day be in the UK's most played list?

01 March 2012

Take That is most played Manchester act

Take That can truly claim to be the nation's favourite Manchester act.

14 February 2012

Top ten romantic songs of 2011 revealed

The most played romantic love songs of last year are revealed, with one in every 20 songs played in 2011 including the word ‘love’ in its title.

10 February 2012

Changing rooms match the music to the customer

Research shows that playing good music can boost retail sales, but a new innovation is taking this even further by personalising the music played in store fitting rooms.

16 December 2011

Loud music 'makes alcohol more appealing'

Alcohol tastes sweeter when loud music is playing – which may be why people drink more in clubs, a study has found.

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