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PRS for Music to join Small Business Saturday Bus Tour 

20 November 2015

PRS for Music to host pop-up live performances in Hounslow, Balham and Brighton -  bringing music into small businesses.

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PRS for Music will be continuing their partnership with Small Business Saturday by taking part in their Bus Tour around the UK, bringing pop-up live music performances to the streets of London and Brighton.

On Friday the 20th of November PRS for Music will hit the road with Small Business Saturday stopping at Bell Square in Hounslow from 10am-11:30am and on Hildreth Street in Balham at 1pm-3:30pm.

The PRS for Music team will also join the Small Business Saturday campaigners on Monday the 23rd of November, at their Ship Street location in Brighton from 10:30am-1pm.

PRS for Music singer-songwriters, Manchester-based acoustic artist Matt Fryers and Lancashire-native folk musician Baxter Rhodes, will join both the London and Brighton leg of the national tour. The two acoustic soloists will perform stripped back live sets at Bell Square, Hildreth Street and Ship Street bus stops, as well as at impromptu street locations and participating small businesses in the area.

PRS for Music’s Head of Marketing, Paul Sims said:

“After a successful workshop held in collaboration with Small Business Saturday last month, PRS for Music are thrilled to continue working with the team in the lead up to their big day on the 5th of December. Music can play a huge role in affecting customer and staff moods, has the ability to enhance a business’ brand and transform an environment. We recognise the important role small businesses play in the UK and want to ensure as many as possible are aware of the benefits of music and have the knowledge to take advantage of it.”

PRS for Music teams will be visiting local businesses, interviewing shop owners and promoting the benefits of music - whilst live tweeting and live-streaming their entire music journey on Twitter and Periscope for all audiences to join.

Small Business Saturday have been touring their campaign bus around the UK for the last month highlighting small business success and encouraging consumers to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their communities.

To follow PRS for Music’s pop-up tour, tune in via @PRSforMusic’s Twitter feed on Friday (20th) and Monday (23rd) or follow the #PRSinspire.

To get involved on the day or for more information on PRS for Music, please visit www.prsformusic.com/customerportal or https://www.smallbusinesssaturdayuk.com.

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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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