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PRS for Music's Sound Makeover launch party 

9 July 2015

Britain’s Got Talent finalist, Côr Glanaethwy, set to perform at PRS for Music’s Sound Makeover launch party in Caernarfon

PRS for Music is delighted to announce that Côr Glanaethwy is to perform at Caernarfon Castle on Thursday 16 July as part of an invite-only launch party to celebrate the inaugural national Sound Makeover competition winner, One.a Salon. 

With over 400 applicants, Paula Foskett of One.a Salon in Caernarfon, North Wales was crowned this year’s winner of PRS for Music’s Sound Makeover competition. This competition offers salon managers and owners across the UK the chance to improve their sound and music facilities.

With the latest sound technology and expert advice from record producer, Steve Levine, Paula and her team will unveil their salon sound system makeover to the Caernarfon community next week, including an intimate gig from Welsh singer-songwriter, Sera.

The salon launch will be followed by further celebrations at Caernarfon Castle with guest performances by Britain’s Got Talent finalist, Côr Glanaethwy and Welsh singer-songwriter and TV presenter, Elin Fflur.

PRS for Music’s Commercial Director, Paul Clements said, “This fantastic celebration recognises the link between our customers, members’ repertoire and the value music brings to businesses. With Steve Levine’s state of the art expert advice to Paula and her team, we look forward to hearing One.a Salon’s use music to its full advantage within the competitive salon industry. I congratulate Paula for her genuine passion for her business, community and for recognising the importance of investing in music use for the benefit of her business.”

Côr Glanaethwy conductor, Cefin Roberts said, “Côr Glanaethwy are very excited to be involved with this celebration and congratulate Paula on this fantastic achievement. This year Ysgol Glanaethwy will also be celebrating its 25th anniversary and it's great to see another local business being awarded and acknowledged for their hard work and commitment. We hope that Glanaethwy's involvement in the celebrations will showcase the work of many Welsh songwriters and arrangers and also, through our work, show how music can bring together a whole community of people to be involved in the North Wales Music Industry.

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.”

PRS for Music Sound Makeover Winner, Paula Foskett said, “I would like to say a massive thank you to PRS for Music for this truly amazing opportunity to enhance the client experience at One.a Salon. Steve Levine offered excellent expert sound consultation advice to enable our salon to stand out from the crowd and it has made an immense difference.”

This year’s 2015 Sound Makeover 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.

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About PRS for Music

PRS for Music represents the rights of over 118,000 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.

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