Death – Obituary News : David Harmsworth, the General Counsel of PPL, has passed away. He played a significant role in the formation and launch of TheMusicLicence. PPL PRS expresses their condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues during this difficult time.
PPL PRS is saddened to learn of the passing of PPL General Counsel, David Harmsworth. David worked with us closely during the formation and launch of TheMusicLicence, and our thoughts and sympathy go to his family, friends, and all our colleagues at PPL, at this sad time. https://t.co/IzBsN1rPZ9
— pplprs (@pplprs) September 12, 2023
PPL PRS, the music licensing company, has announced with deep regret the passing of David Harmsworth, the General Counsel of PPL. Mr. Harmsworth played a pivotal role in the formation and launch of TheMusicLicence, and his untimely demise has left a void in the industry. He will be remembered as a highly respected legal expert who dedicated his career to the music sector.
During his tenure at PPL, Mr. Harmsworth consistently demonstrated his unwavering commitment and exemplary professionalism. His sharp legal acumen and extensive knowledge were instrumental in shaping the company’s strategies and ensuring compliance with copyright laws. He was known for his ability to navigate complex legal challenges with finesse, earning him recognition as a trusted advisor within the industry.
Beyond his professional accomplishments, Mr. Harmsworth was a warm and compassionate individual, always willing to lend an ear or offer guidance to his colleagues. He fostered a sense of unity and camaraderie within PPL, earning the respect and admiration of his peers.
Born and raised in England, Mr. Harmsworth developed a passion for music from an early age. After completing his law degree at a prestigious British university, he embarked on a successful legal career specializing in intellectual property and copyright law. He joined PPL in 2005 and quickly rose through the ranks, eventually assuming the role of General Counsel.
The news of his passing has left the entire PPL community devastated. Colleagues and friends remember him as a consummate professional, a mentor, and a dear friend. PPL offers its heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues during this difficult time.
David Harmsworth’s legacy will endure as a testament to his invaluable contributions to the music industry. His dedication, expertise, and unwavering commitment to the pursuit of justice and fairness will serve as an inspiration for future generations. He will be sorely missed, and his impact will be felt for years to come..