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The Performing Right Society, later PRS for Music, was founded in 1914 by a group of music publishers, including William Boosey and Oliver Hawkes, to protect the value of copyright and help provide an income for composers, songwriters and music publishers.

Make sure you take a couple of minutes to watch our video with some exclusive archive footage and photographs of some of our most inspirational members from 1914 to 2014.

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