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PRS for Music Statement: SONY DADC/PIAS Distribution Centre Fire 

11 August 2011

PRS for Music Statement:
SONY DADC/PIAS Distribution Centre Fire

As with our partners across the music industry, and especially in the independent record label sector, PRS for Music is dismayed to hear of the loss of huge amounts of music stock at the recent fire at Sony’s distribution centre in Enfield.   The problems facing the recorded music sector are well documented; the costs associated with re-producing much of the catalogues lost would be considerable for any business.  While PRS for Music is already speaking with a number of affected labels and the Association of Independent Music (AIM), we would actively encourage record labels with stock destroyed to contact their usual account manager or alternatively call 020 8378 7555, to discuss options for the re-manufacture of any previously licensed stock.  

About PRS for Music

PRS for Music represents the rights of over 125,000 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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