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PRS for Music Mourns the Loss of Robin Gibb

Guy Fletcher CBE Chairman of the Performing Right Society, part of PRS for Music commented on behalf of the 90,000 songwriters, composers and music publisher members:

Few people enjoy a career in music lasting more than 50 years yet Robin Gibb was still only 62 when he passed away. With Brothers Barry and Maurice, they formed one of the most powerful song writing teams of all time. Apart from the phenomenal success of the Bee Gees, they enriched the lives of so many international stars, delivering for them some of their most enduring hits. Islands In the Stream, Chain Reaction, How Deep is Your Love and dozens more.

Robin was also very active in his support of Bomber Command charities and was president of CISAC, The International Confederation of Authors and Composers Societies..... We have lost a true friend and a unique songwriter.

ENDS

For more information, get in touch:

Barney Hooper, Head of PR:
barney.hooper@prsformusic.com

02073064548 / 07979 757052

PRS for Music
PRS for Music represents the rights of 90,000 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 £3.8bn PRS for Music is uniquely placed to be a voice for music and music creators.   Collecting £630.8m in 2011 PRS for Music is one of the world’s most efficient combined rights organisations.   With 150 representation agreements in place globally, PRS for Music’s network represents over 2 million music creators. 

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PLEASE NOTE: On 1 July 2013 the legal entity behind the PRS for Music brand changed its registered name from The MCPS-PRS Alliance Limited to PRS for Music Limited.