PRS for Music and Glastonbury
PRS for Music is working closer than ever with Glastonbury in 2014. We are continuing the great work we do with set list collection to ensure our members are paid accurately for their performances. We are also exploring other mutually beneficial initiatives that can protect and enhance the UK’s live music scene, while increasing public awareness of our society.
This year, PRS for Music in conjunction with PRS for Music Foundation is proud to be partnering with Glastonbury on their Emerging talent competition. The winner will receive the PRS for Music Foundation Talent Development Prize which is £5,000 cash to use towards taking songwriting and performing to the next level, and they will get to perform at Glastonbury on one of the main stages. Winners will have to submit a plan of how they will then use the money to support their careers. Two runners up will receive £2,500 from PRS for Music Foundation. 8 finalists have been chosen, and the live competition will take place on Saturday 5 April.
Finalists include; Gibson Bull, Hero-Fisher, Only Girl, M+A, FURS, The Black Tambourines, Pandr Eyez and Izzy Bizu.
PRS for Music represents over 100,000 songwriters, performers and music publishers. Our role is to ensure they get rightfully paid whenever and wherever their music is used.
Almost 80 percent of the songwriters from bands performing on the iconic Pyramid and Other stages last June were PRS for Music members. This makes Glastonbury an extremely important platform for our members, and allows their music to be heard and enjoyed by an audience of millions.
Three percent of each Glastonbury ticket sold goes back to our members, providing essential revenue for them to continue creating. This means the 140,000 Glastonbury festival goers purchasing tickets are directly contributing to the growth of the UK live music scene.
Are you a songwriter, composer or music publisher and considering becoming a member?
Do you play music in your business? If so you may require a PRS for Music licence.