20 March 2015
PRS for Music announces Sound Makeover winner for 2015
PRS for Music is delighted to announce Paula Foskett of One.a Salon, Caernarfon Wales as the winner of this year’s £5k Sound Makeover, a competition that offers salon managers and owners across the UK the chance to improve their sound and music facilities.
PRS for Music will team up with sound expert and renowned music producer, Steve Levine, to transform at One.a Salon into a music haven with top of the line sound equipment and a launch party to celebrate the efforts of Paula and her staff.
PRS for Music’s Commercial Director, Paul Clements said, “We want to raise awareness to help our licensees use music to its full advantage to help set their salon apart within this competitive industry. We were very impressed with Paula’s creative ideas, her enthusiasm for music and genuine passion to use her salon for community events and fundraising. The interest and passion of Paula's staff also really stood out within the sound makeover competition and how it could enhance their daily working lives. We are confident that her prize money, alongside the expert advice of Steve Levine will really help to make a difference for Paula and her business".
TV and radio presenter/beauty expert, Gina Akers said, “It has been such a wonderful experience to see salon managers and owners across the UK show such passion towards enhancing their businesses through the power of music. I've been delighted to be involved in bringing the hair and beauty industries and music together while raising awareness of PRS for Music and what it stands for. The judging process for Sound Makeover was not easy but we were very impressed with Paula’s creative ideas to use her salon for community events and fundraising.”
MP for Morecambe and Lunesdale, David Morris said, “As someone who has worked in a salon and understands the hairdressing industry, it comes as no surprise to see the value that music provides to small businesses. I am thrilled to be involved in an initiative such as the PRS for Music Sound Makeover that offers salon managers and owners across the UK the opportunity to improve their music facilities. I congratulate Paula and her team for their terrific efforts and commitment to business excellence.”
PRS for Music Sound Makeover Winner, Paula Foskett said, “I am truly ecstatic and overwhelmed! It's a dream come true and I certainly didn't expect to be a finalist never mind the winner of the PRS for Music’s Sound Makeover challenge! I am really happy for my hardworking team, they are all overjoyed. I know the music will provide a special experience for all our clients. With our new sound system we hope to attract lots of new clients too!”
With over 400 entrants, the judging panel comprised record producer and PRS Director, Steve Levine, PRS for Music Commercial Director, Paul Clements, MP for Morecambe and Lunesdale and salon entrepreneur, David Morris and TV and radio presenter/beauty expert, Gina Akers.
Winners and runners-up
Winner – Prize value £5,000
Paula Foskett of One.a Salon, Caernarfon Wales
Highly Commended – Prize value £2,500
Headways Salon, Chippenham and Elaine’s Beauty Spot, Powys
Runners-up – Prize value - £250 each
Westbourne Beauty Clinic, Westbourne, Vox Hair and Beauty, Manchester, The Leading Edge, Hyde and Blaze, Leamington Spa
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About PRS for Music
PRS for Music represents the rights of 100,000 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 £3.5bn PRS for Music is uniquely placed to be a voice for music and music creators. Collecting £665.7m in 2013, 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.