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6 January 2011
PRS for Music closes live music consultation
PRS for Music has announced the end of its formal customer consultation on royalty rates for popular music events in the UK. The consultation opened in June 2010 and was originally set to run for 12 weeks, but was extended at the request of the industry until the end of the year.
The organisation announced that 31 official responses have been received, including submissions from the Concert Promoters Association, Festival Republic, Glastonbury Festival and numerous organisations playing an active role in live music in the UK.
Keith Gilbert Director of Public Performance Sales at PRS for Music commented: “we’re pleased with the level of response and engagement we have had. The debate has been hugely constructive and it was right to have this official extended consultation period, allowing everyone to share their views on this vitally important topic. We all want to see the continued success of live music in this country, and we will be taking all comments on board in this review process.”
The tariff rate for popular live music which PRS for Music collects on behalf of songwriters, composers and music publishers – currently set at 3% of ticket receipts – was last reviewed in 1988.
Keith Gilbert continued: “we need to spend time now reviewing all responses and understanding all of the issues raised by those who have responded. I’d like to thank everyone who has taken the time to do this and feel it has been a very crucial exercise to undertake. We aim to announce the findings of the consultation in spring this year.”
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.