11 January 2016
PRS for Music is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of the legend David Bowie. With a career that spanned over half a century, his contribution and impact on the UK, and indeed global music industry, simply cannot be overstated and we are privileged to count him as a member. His extraordinarily rich and diverse musical legacy will live on through the music he created and in the inspiration that his creativity will give to future generations of songwriters and artists.
Guy Fletcher, PRS Chairman said: “David Bowie has enriched our popular music culture for fifty years or more. His unique talents as both a song writer and performer will ensure his permanent place among the giants of pop history. The creative community who he inspired throughout his life will miss him greatly. He will never be forgotten.”
The thoughts and best wishes on behalf of PRS for Music go out to his family, friends and fans all across the world at this truly sad time.