13 October 2015
• Live Music showcase, 'PRS for Music Presents', to host regular live gigs at PRS for Music’s HQ
• Launch event features exclusive headline performance from acclaimed indie quartet ‘Peace’ supported by the PRS for Music Foundation-funded band ‘Boxed In’
PRS for Music, the collecting society that represents 111,000 songwriters, composers and publishers will open its doors on October 27 for the first time since its move, to launch a string of live music events under the banner of ‘PRS for Music Presents’.
‘PRS for Music Presents’ will showcase a limited number of exclusive live performances from its incredible emerging and famed writer members
The launch for the very first ‘PRS for Music Presents’ showcase will see acclaimed indie rock quartet, Peace headline the night. The BBC ‘Sound Of’ nominees featured in PRS for Music’s first ever cinema ad earlier on in the year and have been compared to the likes of The Maccabees, Foals and Vampire Weekend.
Alongside indie rockers Peace, the showcase will host hypnotic Krautrock pop inspired four-piece Boxed In, who have been funded by the PRS for Music Foundation and have excelled with their unique electronic infused sound.
The two bands will be first to launch the exclusive ‘PRS for Music Presents’ at the King’s Cross offices with showcases planned bi-monthly for 2016. ‘PRS for Music Presents’ will provide an opportunity to profile PRS members’ amazing talent to licensees, politicians, music industry representatives and indeed a small number of public gig goers.
PRS for Music’s Commercial Director Paul Clements said: “We are extremely pleased to be able to finally open our doors and profile the outstanding musical talent we represent here at PRS for Music. Music brings business to life and in turn our customers support and enable our members to keep on creating the music we love. These showcases provide music creators of all genres with a platform to share their talent - to be able to host these performances right on our doorstep is an absolute privilege.”
Opportunities to be a part of PRS’ intimate evening of exclusive live performances are through M Magazine who have a number of tickets to give away. Showcases will be held in both Kings Cross and Steatham offices with astounding line-ups to be announced. Keep up-to-date with up and coming ‘PRS for Music Presents’ showcases here www.prsformusic.com/presents
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.