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Music Makeover Pubs 

Do you run a pub and have a passion for live music? Enter our competition to win £10,000 worth of equipment...

For the seventh year running, we 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. Enter from Monday 9 January 2017. Click here to watch last year's winning entries.

Independent research has shown that pubs using live music increased their revenue by 9 percent compared to pubs without live music. In a time where pubs are struggling, a live music offering can provide a vital point of difference and keep your customers coming back for more.

Most of PRS for Music’s top members started their careers playing in small live music venues which is why we feel so passionate about providing a platform for pubs to reap the rewards of a live music offering.

Music Makeover Pubs 2017 prizes:

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

Our previous Music Makeover winners have spent their prize money on new backline or the installation of high-end live sound systems, and have quickly experienced a positive impact on both their takings and reputation as a live music venue.

Competition Closed

Deadline is Friday 24 February 2017 at 5pm.
Click here to read terms and conditions.


Previous winners


Shaun Jackson of the Railway Inn, Oakham

The Tooth & Claw, Inverness

(Runners up - The Brook Inn, Plymouth and Booth Hall, Hereford)


Shaun Jackson of the Railway Inn, Oakham

The Hickory Inn, Halberton, Devon and The Maypole Inn, Derby

(Highly commended - The Wheatsheaf, Didcot and The Music Café, Leicester)


Shaun Jackson of the Railway Inn, Oakham

The Railway Inn, Oakham, Leicestershire

(Highly commended - The Rose and Crown, Taunton, Somerset)


The Burnaby Arms, Bedford

The Burnaby Arms, Bedford, Bedfordshire

(Highly commended - The Brunel Arms, Pontyclun, Wales)

View more research about music in pubs

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