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PRS for Music announces composer development opportunity New Streams

Applications are now open for contemporary composers wanting to take their first steps in writing for TV and film.

Liam Konemann
  • By Liam Konemann
  • 11 Jan 2023
  • min read

PRS for Music has opened applications for New Streams, a new initiative designed to open up the world of composing for screen.

Partnering with Riot Ensemble, Pusher and Chris Roe, PRS for Music will offer four contemporary composers the opportunity to adapt one of their existing works for TV and film. The successful composers will receive a development package that includes mentoring from bespoke composition and sync agency Pusher, who will demystify the process of writing for film, TV, and marketing briefs.

The winning writers will work with celebrated composer Chris Roe to adapt an existing composition for screen. The piece will then be recorded by Riot Ensemble. All participants will retain 100% ownership of their compositions and recordings.

The project is open to PRS members over 18 years of age. To be considered, applicants will need to submit an original composition for a chamber ensemble of up to eight players, alongside their completed entry form and a recording or MIDI realisation of the score where possible. Materials will be assessed by a judging panel consisting of Riot Ensemble’s Aaron Holloway-Nahum, Pusher’s Jacob Wiltshire and independent composers appointed by PRS for Music.

Submissions close on Friday 3 February. More information is available here.