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Music Makeover Pubs 2016 now open for entries 

For the sixth year running, PRS for Music are giving your pub the chance to win £10,000 worth of music equipment, plus invaluable guidance from live music experts and an exclusive launch event featuring performances from PRS for Music members.

PRS for Music is calling all publicans across the UK to get their best videos ready to submit entries from 4th January 2016. Entrants will be shortlisted and subsequently go through a judging round where a panel of key music professionals alongside influencers from each sector will participate in deciding the winners.

The pub arm of the competition will be specifically aimed at helping pubs with their live music offer. Independent research has shown that pubs using live music increased their revenue by 9 percent compared to pubs without live music. At a time where pubs are struggling, a live music offer can be vital.

Music Makeover Pubs competition winner will bring home £10,000 worth of music wares to deck out their business to transform it into a sound and music haven. PRS for Music will also host an exclusive event at the winning location to celebrate, launch and unveil the new instalments.

Music Makeover Pubs 2016 prizes

1st prize - £10,000 music makeover
(plus a music consultancy and launch event)
2nd prize - £5,000 music makeover
3rd prize - £2,500 music makeover


PRS for Music’s Head of Marketing, Paul Sims said: “We are excited to be re-launching our new Music Makeover competitions in 2016 and are especially pleased to announce the expansion into the retail and restaurant industries on top of pubs and salons. Music has such a massive impact on businesses and has the ability to enhance a business’ brand and transform an environment. We are happy to be able to share our expertise and offer up quality products to benefit businesses around the UK.”

Historically, the prize money has been spent on new live equipment or installing a high-end sound system with previous winners quickly seeing the positive impact on both their takings and reputation as a live music venue.


For more specifics on PRS for Music’s Music Makeover Pubs 2016 competition please visit: – entries for pubs and bars across the country opened on 4th January 2016. The closing date is Friday 25th March 2016 at 5pm.

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