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Thanks for your question. I am an entertainment and media solicitor in the UK. PPL royalties are generally divided 50:50 between the copyright owner and the qualifying performers. You can of course ask the performers for a waiver in lieu of a session fee. The detailed PPL rules can be found here but that is the basic position: https://www.ppluk.com/tools-resources/member-policies-and-distribution-rules/ I hope that helps. Please leave a positive rating so that JustAnswer credits me for helping you today.
PPL is not a copyright. It is a performance royalty levied on radio stations and other media which broadcasts music. The royalties are ingathered by PPL from returns made by the media outlets and then they are distributed half to the owners of the recording and half to the registered performers. The media outlets have to supply PPL with playlists so that they know where to allocate the royalties. Similarly the recordings have to be registered with PPL so that they can allocate them to the right owners and performers.