16 September 2014
Local and International songwriters to
perform at annual fundraiser
PRS for Music proud partner of Bermuda’s Peace Day Concert
PRS for Music, the music rights management organisation, today announced its continued support of the ‘Bermuda Peace Day Concert’. The concert, now in its third year takes place on Friday, 19 September 2014 at Bermuda’s Botanical Gardens Show Ring.
This year’s event will be hosted by Mike Hind otherwise known by his stage moniker as Uncle Elvis. This year’s line-up includes:
- Richard Spencer
- Bermuda School of Music
- Jamie Lawson
- Chrissi Poland
- BONES Blues Band
- Silken Strings
- Hamish Stuart Band
- The Splashband
Tony Brannon, Bermuda Peace Day Concert organiser commented: “This is the third year we have been producing this special event. It started originally as part of the John Lennon Tribute Concert and it was a coincidence that the date we picked for the concert also turned out to be Peace Day! So, although we couldn’t hold a concert in honour of John Lennon every year, we knew that Peace Day was something celebrated all over the world and felt that we could make an annual event of it.”
Jackie Church, Head of International Licensing for PRS for Music said: “It is with great pride that PRS for Music is once again partnering with the Bermuda Peace Day Concert in aid of Ride the Wave foundation. Building on our work with the local songwriting community earlier this year at Beachfest, it is fantastic to again be involved with an event that celebrates both Bermudian and international music talent.”
PRS for Music represents over 100,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers around the world. It has been operating in Bermuda for many years and is currently working with local businesses to understand the value of music copyright. By obtaining a PRS for Music licence, ensures businesses across Bermuda can continue to play or perform music legally, which in turn helps local songwriters and music creators to earn a living.
PRS for Music is proud to have a significant number of well known local Bermudian songwriters as its members such as Heather Nova, Stan (Lord Necktie) Seymour, Biggie Irie and the late Hubert Smith and is engaging with the wider Bermudian music community so they too can enjoy the benefits of becoming songwriter members.
For information on how to obtain a PRS for Music licence for your business, please visit: PRS for Music Bermuda
Notes to Editors:
PRS for Music is an organisation that represents the rights of thousands songwriters and composers worldwide. They help businesses and community groups get permission to use some of the world’s best loved music, while making sure that songwriter, composer and publisher members are paid every time their music is played.About Bermuda Peace Day weekend and Concert