PRS for Music is to link up with HL Music to help stage a series of events to showcase the next generation of music makers. With the aim of connecting HL Music with the younger consumer and aligning the brand with the music industry, and to create greater awareness within wider creative industries about the value of PRS for Music, the events will take place throughout 2011 with the first on Tuesday 25th January.
HL Music is the coming together of HL Jeans Co and Henri Lloyd who have joined forces to create a platform for aspiring talent nationwide. PRS for Music currently has 75,000 members representing the UK’s songwriters, composers and music publishers and is seeing rapid growth in young songwriters. Ensuring this up and coming talent is supported is a key objective for the organisation.
The first event is taking place on the 25th of January at Hoxton Bar and Grill with headline act Fenech Soler. The event will be the band’s first live performance of 2011, after wrapping up a successful tour in 2010 and starting the year as Radio 1’s Greg James record of the week. 1913 will be the support act with a DJ set from Jeff Leech.
The project will offer artists the opportunity to perform in front of key figures from the music, fashion and media industries. The events are set to be held bi-monthly between London and Manchester locations offering acts both in the North and South the prospect to play.
The first event in London will be an invite only event however future events are set to be opened to the public with music fans able to apply for tickets online.
Fenech-Soler are a British electro pop band from Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire that formed in 2006. The band has received considerable positive critical appraisal in the UK and the USA, including from major newspapers and numerous music blogs. In addition to their own work, they are also known for their remix work, including a remix of "Hollywood" by Marina & The Diamonds in January 2010. Lead vocalist Ben Duffy was featured on the Groove Armada track "Paper Romance", taken from their latest album Black Light. The band have produced a minimix aired on Annie Mac's show on BBC Radio 1, and the single 'Stop and Stare' was named as one of the station's DJ's 'Record of the Week' and the 'Weekend Anthem'.
Manchester band 1913 were formed from the ashes of The Cardinals and Frame Of Mind. Currently 1913 are in the studio again with Dave Tolan recording our follow up single to ATLANTIS.
For more information, get in touch:
Barney Hooper, Head of PR:
02073064548 / 07979 757052
Nicola Formoy, Public Relations Manager:
02073064229 / 07535700965
PRS for Music:
PRS for Music represents 75,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in the UK. As a not-for-profit organisation it ensures creators are paid whenever their music is played, performed or reproduced; championing the importance of copyright to protect and support the UK music industry. The UK has a proud tradition of creating wonderful music that is enjoyed the world over and PRS for Music has been supporting the creators of that music since 1914.
PRS for Music provides business and community groups with easy access to over 10m songs through its music licences. In an industry worth £3.9bn PRS for Music is uniquely placed to be a voice for music and can provide data and comment for all aspects of the business: live, broadcast, sales, online, touring and music creation and up-to-date analysis, research and trends about the industry.