PRS for Music is excited to announce that ‘PRS Presents’ live music performances are back for 2016 – bigger and bolder, with stellar headline act and Mercury Prize nominee, Ghostpoet to open the series in February.
Launching under the banner of ‘PRS Presents’, which saw indie-rockers PEACE and Boxed In headline for the first in its series last year, PRS for Music will open its Streatham HQ doors for the first time to host the evening of live music.
Taking place on the 11th of February, spanning the worlds of hip-hop, soul and electronica, the line-up for the evening includes, Bristol-based electronic dance musicians Dr Meaker, DJ producer and soul singer-songwriter Andrew Ashong, and critically acclaimed PRS for Music Foundation Momentum artist Ghostpoet – bringing together some of South London’s best talent to boast.
The ‘PRS Presents’ gig series are set to take place every two months in 2016 giving industry partners, stakeholders and music fans an opportunity to check out the boundless talent PRS for Music represents.
Ghostpoet said: “It's great to play a gig for PRS, as well as being a wonderful organisation for up and coming UK artists, they've also played an important part in my career development thus far. Looking forward to it!”
PRS for Music’s Head of Marketing, Paul Sims said: “These events give us, as an organisation, the opportunity to open our doors and engage with our licensees, members and stakeholders. We want to put something on that brings to life the fantastic work our members are producing.”
The next ‘PRS Presents’ will be at PRS for Music’s King’s Cross HQ in April, stay tuned. For more information please visit www.prsformusic.com/presents
About PRS for Music
PRS for Music represents the rights of over 125,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in the UK. As a membership 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 over £4.1bn PRS for Music is uniquely placed to be a voice for music and music creators. Collecting £537.4m in 2015, PRS for Music is one of the world’s most efficient combined rights organisations. With over 100 representation agreements in place globally, PRS for Music's network represents over two million music creators.