10th January 2011
PRS for Music Announces Britain’s Hardest Working Bands of 2010
Peter Andre clinches title from Status Quo
Peter Andre has been crowned the most performed artist to headline at MAJOR VENUES for 2010 by PRS for Music.
PRS for Music, the organisation which collects royalties on behalf of its songwriter, composer and publisher members has released its annual series of charts on the hardest working performers in 2010 categorised by venue type.
Andre performed a 38 date Revelation concert tour in 2010, performing to almost 100,000 fans.
Status Quo claimed the title for the past two years but this year slipped into second place, with newcomers JLS coming in third.
Peter Andre said “Nothing beats performing live. Performing in front of thousands of fans is my ultimate experience so I’m delighted to get this recognition from PRS for Music.”
During an illustrious career, now spanning almost two decades, Peter Andre has had four top 10 UK albums and ten top 10 singles. Since appearing in ITV1’s I’m a Celebrity his popularity has enjoyed a resurgence and he has recorded new material with a range of songwriters. New tour dates for 2011 have already been announced.
Barney Hooper, Head of PR at PRS for Music said “Performing live has always been a huge part of the music business and it’s right we celebrate those that work so hard at it. Congratulations to Peter and all the songwriters who he has worked with to create the music that so many people are enjoying.”
Most Performances – Major Venues
The Australian Pink Floyd
The Moody Blues
Most Performances at Festivals
Gold Heart Assembly
I Blame Coco
Most Performances at Concert Venues
Kids in Glass Houses
Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra
Most Performed Tribute Acts
The ELO Experience
Whole Lotta Led
One Night of Queen
For more information, get in touch:
Nicola Formoy, Public Relations Manager:
02073064229 / 07539 837436
Barney Hooper, Head of PR:
02073064548 / 07979 757052
PRS for Music:
PRS for Music represents 75,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in the UK. As a not-for-profit 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 £3.9bn PRS for Music is uniquely placed to be a voice for music and can provide data and comment for all aspects of the business: live, broadcast, sales, online, touring and music creation and up to date analysis, research and trends about the industry.