15 October 2015
The America’s Cup Jam, presented by Fidelity International, to recognise the creators behind the songs with support from PRS for Music
PRS for Music, the collecting society that represents the rights of over 111,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers is delighted to be supporting the America’s Cup Jam, presented by Fidelity International, being held during the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series event being staged in Hamilton, Bermuda this month.
The America’s Cup Jam will be held on the evening of Saturday, 17th of October and will host a stellar line-up of artists including Grammy Award-Winning reggae artist Shaggy, Maxi Priest, Uzimon, energetic Barbadian soca band Spice and Company and reggae acoustic act The Kings.
The America’s Cup Jam is a PRS for Music licensed event, which allows access to an astounding range of musical works from all over the world with PRS for Music controlling the rights of over 15 million pieces of music.
PRS for Music plays a vital role in ensuring music creators are fairly paid with the correct royalties, including those associated with the America’s Cup Jam. PRS for Music further supports the rights and creativity of songwriter, music publisher and composer members including many music creators from Bermuda.
Karen Buse, PRS for Music’s Executive Director of Membership and International said: "We are excited to be supporting the America’s Cup Jam, to enable the entirety of our members’ works to be used throughout this iconic event. Bermuda is home to incredible musical talent and we are happy to be able to have a prominent presence in Bermuda’s music scene"
Tony Brannon, America’s Cup Jam event promoter said: "We are excited that the America’s Cup Jam, presented by Fidelity International will be supporting a number of different songwriters and composers, including those local to Bermuda."
PRS for Music is the appointed collecting society for Bermuda with the membership organisation overseeing the musical rights predominantly in the UK consequently collecting royalties for over 15 million pieces of musical works.
PRS for Music has been present in Bermuda for a number of years promoting the value of copyright and raising awareness about the importance of music licensing that ensures creators of musical works can earn a living. With over 100 representation agreements in place globally, PRS for Music's network represents over two million music creators.