With musicians increasingly taking a DIY approach to creating, releasing and promoting their music, the two organisations will be on hand to share personal experiences and tips on how to release and make money from their endeavours.
How To Release your Music and Get Paid will take place at The Horn, Victoria Street on Wednesday 13 November and will offer local songwriters, composers, producers and artists, the chance to learn about the industry and how to succeed in the music business.
PRS for Music’s Outreach team and the Musicians’ Union will cover what creators need to know in today’s complex world of music.
The session will include the intricacies of copyright, how record labels and music publishers work, and ultimately, how to make money from their music.
It will also be followed by a chance to meet and network with speakers and potential collaborators.
PRS for Music represents more than 140,000 songwriters, producers and music publishers in the UK, including St Albans-born music stars Friendly Fires, Enter Shikari, and Musicians’ Union is a trade body representing 30,000 members and works to maximise the employment and income of musicians.
Stuart Belsham, Outreach Manager for the East of England, PRS for Music, says: ‘We are excited to be teaming up with the Musicians’ Union for a series of events that we hope will be inspiring and empowering. These events are designed for attendees at all points in their careers – whether they have just written their first song or released their fiftieth. As a membership organisation, we don’t just collect royalties. We’re also here for creators to turn to for advice and education on the music business.’
Tom Eagle, Regional Officer for the East and South East of England, Musicians’ Union, adds: ‘With so many creators choosing a DIY route to making a career in music, it’s important that they know organisations like ours are here to support them. I’m pleased to be collaborating on these workshops and look forward to sharing our in-depth knowledge with as many developing artists and songwriters as we can.’
Both PRS for Music members and non-members are encouraged to attend.
The event is free, but space is limited. To register for a ticket, please visit howtoreleaseyourmusic-stalbans.eventbrite.co.uk.