Skip navigation links
Businesses and live events
Broadcast and online
Recorded media
Production music
Customer portal

Press archive 

Small Business Saturday UK – whose theme will be Small Business, Big Difference – will start its promotional bus tour in Aberdeen and finish in Bournemouth.
 
 
You might not even notice it while you're perusing the rails for a new outfit, but research shows that music is fast becoming the retail industry's secret weapon.
 
 
A director of a family run property development and house building company from Swansea has been recognised by a nationwide small business campaign for the contribution he has made to his local small business community.
 
 
UK music licensing bodies PPL and PRS for Music have joined forces in a commitment to provide simple and efficient music licensing for early years settings.
 
 
Music is an important part of the on-trade entertainment mix. In-home entertainment continues to develop at a rate of knots; couple that with the cheaper alcohol and ‘dine in for a tenner’ deals found in most supermarkets and it’s easy to see why operators are having to work harder then ever to attract consumers into the trade.
 
 
PRS for Music, a society of songwriters, composers and music publishers, is set to host a workshop in Edinburgh this September as part of Small Business Saturday. The society, which represents the rights of more than 118,000 members, will welcome key local business owners to its Inspire event to discuss the impact of music in their business.
 
 
Owners of local Inverness pub The Tooth & Claw, James Carr and Paulina Matuszak, have been crowned winners of the PRS for Music national Music Makeover competition, taking home a £10,000 prize to revamp their pub into a live music haven for the region.
 
 
PRS for Music, the organisation that ensures musicians’ rights, has partnered with Festival No.6 this year, presenting the Lost in the Woods stage and an exclusive panel celebrating the 40th anniversary of punk.
 
 
Producer Steve Levine speaks to BBC 6 Music and BBC Radio Wales about this weekend's Festival No.6, where PRS for Music will host the Lost In The Woods stage and an exclusive panel on 40 years of punk, featuring Steve in conversation with Tony James (Generation X, Sigue Sigue Sputnik). (listen from 44.05)
 
 
Listening to music while at work can help improve team or department cooperation, a new study has revealed. American researchers at the University of Cornwell conducted a number of tests with participants to assess the impact of music on their willingness to contribute to their team.
 
 
The owners of an Inverness pub have won a £10,000 prize to revamp their venue into a live music haven for the region. The Tooth & Claw, owned by James Carr and Paulina Matuszak, beat off hundreds of bars across the UK to scoop PRS for Music’s national Music Makeover competition.
 
 
Owners of Inverness pub The Tooth & Claw, James Carr and Paulina Matuszak, have been crowned winners of PRS for Music’s Music Makeover competition winning a £10,000 prize.
 
 
Inverness pub The Tooth & Claw has been crowned the winner of PRS for Music's Music Makeover competition.
 
 
Owners of Inverness pub The Tooth & Claw, James Carr and Paulina Matuszak, have been crowned winners of PRS for Music’s Music Makeover competition winning a £10,000 prize.
 
 
Thursday saw the official launch of the newly renovated music venue at The Tooth & Claw. The changes to the venue formerly known as Upstairs at The Eagle were made possible thanks to the Tooth & Claw becoming the winners of the PRS for Music’s Music Makeover competition winning a £10,000 prize.
 
 
Owners of local Inverness pub The Tooth & Claw in Baron Taylors Street, James Carr and Paulina Matuszak, have been crowned winners of the PRS for Music national Music Makeover competition, taking home a £10,000 prize to revamp their pub into a live music haven for the region.
 
 
PRS for Music will join Festival No.6 in celebrating the 40th anniversary of punk on 1-4 September with an exclusive panel during the festival.
 
 
Grammy award winner Ed Sheeran has so far proved the most popular after the new relaxing playlists were introduced. London City is now the first airport in the country to play ambient electronica and upbeat acoustic music in security areas where there could be long queues, The Times reported. Featured artists also include Ben Howard and Jason Mraz.
 
 
PRS for Music, the membership organisation that represents the rights of 118,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers, established the Music Makeover campaign to showcase and raise awareness of how good music can impact businesses. The quality of the sound system itself, the acoustics, music choice, and volume all impact both your customers' and staff's experience.
 
 
PRS for Music is partnering with Festival No.6 to present the event’s Lost in the Woods stage, as well as a panel session celebrating 40 years of punk.
 
 
Melt Yourself Down, Beach Baby and Fickle Friends are among the PRS for Music members lining up for the collecting society’s Lost in the Woods stage at Festival No.6.
 
 
Small Business Saturday, the campaign that culminates in the UK’s dedicated day for small businesses on December 3rd, has named among the 100 small businesses from diverse sectors and all parts of the UK to be featured one per day by the campaign for the 100 days leading up to Small Business Saturday itself.
 
 
Music can help set a unique ambience in-store but retailers should take note of the law, says Sarah Mitchell, Head of Public Performance at licensor PPL...
 
 
PRS for Music will present Tony James live in conversation with lauded producer and engineer Steve Levine (Boy George, Beach Boys, The Clash) at Festival No.6 on 3 September.
 
 
PRS for Music has announced Simon Webster Hair in Brighton as the winner of 2016’s Music Makeover Salons competition – the competition which offers hair and beauty salon owners across the UK the chance to improve their music facilities.
 
 
Arts Council England has confirmed a further £1 million of support for the Momentum Music Fund delivered by PRS For Music Foundation, enabling the scheme to continue for another two years.
 
 
One of Harrogate's best-loved bars is in the running in London for a top UK prize. Famed for its laidback atmosphere, live music, wooden floorboards and real ales, the Blues Bar has been shortlisted in the final of the Great British Pub of the Year awards.
 
 
After receiving funding in 2014, the trio open up about the huge difference that it made during their early career.
 
 
At Harvey Nichols' flagship store in Knightsbridge, London, staff have noticed a new and unusual behaviour pattern among shoppers.
 
 
PRS for Music is delighted to announce Simon Webster Hair in Brighton as the winner of 2016’s Music Makeover Salons competition. The competition offers hair and beauty salon owners across the UK the chance to improve their music facilities.
 
 
PRS for Music is offering restaurants the chance to win £5,000 worth of music equipment plus a launch event featuring performances from its songwriter members.
 
 
PRS for Music, the collecting society that represents 118,000 songwriters, composers and publishers will be opening its doors on July 22, for its ‘PRS for Music Presents’ Summer Party gig.
 
 
Copyright organisation and licence-holder PRS for Music has launched a competition for independent fashion retailers, celebrating the use of music in stores.
 
 
An assortment of pop stars have backed a new unsigned songwriter competition aimed at uncovering the best new British talent and raising money for the Stand Up to Cancer and Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy charities.
 
 
Yamaha’s Pro Music Division is partnering with the UK Unsigned Songwriter of the Year 2016 live event. The competition is the first-ever live national songwriting competition and aims to find the best unsigned writer in the UK, and also raise £50,000 for charity.
 
 
Manchester has the biggest live music scene outside London, according to a new study ranking towns and cities across the UK.
 
 
We speak to Stuart Trevor, the founder of All Saints and Bolongaro Trevor, about the importance of music in retail stores and the fashion industry.
 
 
When marketers think of content, they forget how influential music can be among audiences. For millennials, Macala Wright argues; music is an emotional touchpoint, music incites social action, live music experiences forge lasting bonds.
 
 
Beer too bitter or wine too sweet - it may be the music you are listening too. Scientist have found that soundtracks can influence how drinks and food taste, and even alter alcoholic strength. And it proves that when Heston Bulmenthal cooked up his ground breaking Sound of the Sea dish he had the right idea.
 
 
Music has the ability to create an atmosphere that can contribute to a fun and enjoyable experience in your restaurant, hotel or pub, but before you hit the play button, follow this checklist from Sarah Mitchell at PPL to ensure you're going about it the right way.
 
 
Applications have opened for small business owners interested in being part of this year’s Small Biz 100, the companies around the UK that will be at the forefront of this year’s Small Business Saturday campaign.
 
 
Soothing music before surgery helps patients relax and need less sedation, a study found. Just a quarter of an hour of jazz, classical and piano music before an eye operation was enough to reduce anxiety about the surgery carried out while the patient is awake.
 
 
PRS for Music is giving fashion stores the chance to win £5000 worth of music equipment, plus invaluable guidance from music experts as part of its Music Makeover competition. Launched in 2011, initially for the pub sector to promote the importance of music in business, the competition is now being extended to fashion stores.
 
 
PRS for Music has launched a new arm of its Music Makeover competition aimed at fashion retailers, offering the winning store a £5,000 Music Makeover. Launched in 2010, PRS for Music’s Music Makeover competition was originally aimed at pubs followed by salons but for 2016, it is introducing fashion retailers to the mix.
 
 
Lee Gripton from The Tooth & Claw in Inverness has been announced as winner of this year’s Music Makeover competition run by PRS for Music.
 
 
Festival No.6 – the exhilarating finale of the UK’s summer festival season - has announced the acts for its much anticipated Lost in the Woods live stage. Partnered this year with PRS for Music, the Lost in the Woods stage presents its best and most diverse bill yet with performances from across the musical spectrum.
 
 
The BBPA has congratulated the Tooth & Claw pub in Inverness, which has been crowned PRS for Music’s ‘2016 Music Makeover Pubs winner’.
 
 
PRS for Music crowns The Tooth & Claw from Inverness as its Music Makeover Pubs 2016 winner.
 
 
The PRS for Music partnership with Festival No. 6 and Lost in the Woods stage line-up was exclusively announced this morning on BBC 6 Music, where they interviewed PRS Foundation funded Melt Yourself Down. (listen from 45.31 –  47.02)
 
 
Festival No.6 has partnered with PRS for Music to present Melt Yourself Down, Fickle Friends and Get Inuit on its Lost in the Woods stage.
 
 
For the first time ever, PRS for Music are giving your fashion store the chance to win £5,000 worth of music equipment, plus invaluable guidance from music experts and an exclusive launch event featuring performances from PRS for Music members.
 
 
The Performing Right Society (PRS), the organisation that represents over 118,000 music creators in the UK and two million worldwide, today announced its 2015 financial results, revealing a record high royalty income of £537.4m.
 
 
Calling all unsigned songwriters: the Songwriting Academy has teamed up with Nordoff Robbins and Caffe Nero to launch a national search for Britain’s best new talent.
 
 
They brought a special workshop to Belfast’s Oh Yeah Music Centre, hosted by Small Business Saturday, to promote the importance of live music in today’s society.
 
 
Huge congratulations to the four artists being supported for this second edition of Flash Funding. The artists are April Towers, False Advertising, Flight Brigade and John Joseph Brill.
 
 
Small Business Saturday – the nationwide campaign to support and promote the UK’s five million small businesses – will be celebrated this year on Saturday December 3rd, supported by PRS for Music.
 
 
PRS for Music Presents live music featuring Jealous Of The Birds, The Clameens and Katharine Philippa.
 
 
Pablo Ettinger is co-founder of the Caffè Nero coffee house chain, a business credited with helping launch the musical careers of Passenger and Jack Savoretti.
 
 
PRS for Music knows the value of music to business and has been providing music licences to businesses that play music for customers, employees or both for more than 100 years.
 
 
Following on from its successful launch last year, PRS for Music is proud to announce its Music Makeover competition for salons, with the winning prize of a £5,000 makeover.
 
 
Reap the rewards of live music in your venue with PRS for Music's new-look competition
 
 
04.03.2016 - Retail Week: How to use music to enhance your brand
Retail Week, in partnership with PRS for Music, called on the experts to find out how retailers can use music to great effect in their business.
 
 
For the second year running, PRS for Music are giving your salon the chance to win £5,000 worth of music equipment, plus invaluable guidance from music experts and an exclusive launch event featuring performances from PRS for Music members.
 
 
Following on from its successful launch last year, PRS for Music is proud to announce its Music Makeover competition for salons with the winning prize of a £5,000 makeover.
 
 
PRS for Music asked Rob Wood, creative director of bespoke music consultancy service Music Concierge who have worked with brands such as Mulberry and Harvey Nichols, to share some tips on how to make your music work harder for your business.
 
 
The Music Venue Trust is calling on artists, the music industry and the general public to complete a survey to help save grassroots venues.
 
 
British collecting societies PPL and PRS for Music plan to establish a new joint venture company that will become a single point of contact for U.K. businesses wishing to obtain a license to play music in public.
 
02.02.2016 - Retail Week: Music Matters
The store and website look great, but how do they sound? Retailers are operating in an age where the competitive edge demands a multisensory shopping experience, and nothing makes a lasting impression quite like music.
 

Meet the Partner: PRS for Music with Paul Sims (Head of Marketing)

 

PRS for Music launches Music Makeover 2016 competition - the top prize is £10,000 to transform your pub into a live music venue and host an exclusive event.

 

PRS for Music's Music Makeover competition launched in 2010 with the specific aim of helping pubs with their live music offer.

 

WWB has enlisted the knowledge of two experts who explain why music is so crucial in business and give top tips on how to maximise the effect of sound in-store.

 

Inapub has teamed-up with PRS for Music on its relaunched Music Makeover competition to give you the chance to win £10,000.

 

Nick Chambers of PlayNetwork, a provider of entertainment media for businesses, looks at how choosing the right music for your hotel, restaurant or pub, can benefit your business.

 
New Business magazine discusses with PRS for Music's Commercial Director Paul Clements why music is so vital for any business.
 
 

Now in its third year, Independent Venue Week is back in January 2016 with a week-long series of gigs all around the UK.

 
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.
 
 
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.
 
 
Small business owners from around the UK were given a guide into how music could benefit their businesses at a round table event hosted by PRS for Music and PPL
 
 
The Barge, which is soon to be transformed into the Hickory Inn beat 175 pubs from all over the country to be crowned winners of the PRS for Music 2015 Music Makeover.
 
 
With the latest sound technology, music equipment and expert advice from sound engineer Liam St Ledger, landlord and lady of The Hickory unveiled their sound system makeover to the Tiverton community at an invite-only launch party last night.
 
 
A Derby pub has won a £10,000 grant to help musicians in the city by giving them a rehearsal room and the use of equipment.
 
 
PRS for Music has announced the winners of its annual Music Makeover contest, which offers UK pub operators the chance to win a music makeover worth £10,000.
 
 
Adam Dakin of the Maypole Inn, Derby and Edward Sproat of the Hickory Inn in Halberton, Devon are the winners of PRS for Music’s Music Makeover competition 2015.
 
 
Adam Dakin of the Maypole Inn, Derby and Edward Sproat of the Hickory Inn (formally known as The Barge) in Halberton, Devon announced as the winners of this year’s Music Makeover competition.
 
 
The Britain’s Got Talent finalists were at Caernarfon Castle to sing at an invite-only party to celebrate a Caernarfon beauty salon winning a national competition.
 
 
The S4C team report live from Caernarfon Castle as PRS for Music's Sound Makeover launch event takes place to celebrate winners, One.a Salon.
 
 
Côr Glanaethwy, Britain’s Got Talent finalists, will perform at an event to celebrate the first PRS for Music Sound Makeover.
 
09.07.2015 - PRS for Music: Sound Makeover launch event to take place at Caernarfon Castle
PRS for Music is delighted to announce that Côr Glanaethwy is to perform at Caernarfon Castle on Thursday 16 July as part of an invite-only launch party to celebrate the inaugural national Sound Makeover competition winner, One.a Salon.

Contact us

Press Enquires

Coral Williamson
Communications Executive

Stefania Pavlou
Communications Manager, Media Relations

+44 (0)20 3741 4777
press@prsformusic.com

Marketing Enquires

Ben Dancer
Marketing Executive

customermarketing@prsformusic.com

PRS Big Numbers
 
Follow us on M Magazine Twitter Facebook Linked In YouTube
© PRS for Music