PRS for Music launches Heritage Award
Venues across the UK set to be awarded Heritage Plaques to mark first live performances
PRS for Music, the organisation that champions the nation’s songwriters, composers and music publishers has announced a Heritage Award scheme, celebrating the first performances of the UK’s leading bands. Launching on November 30th to mark Blur’s first public gig, the scheme will recognise unusal venues up and down the country that have witnessed the birth place of the nation’s best loved and iconic music talent.
Using the knowledge of the 60,000 strong PRS for Music membership the organisation is building a database of first performances and is calling on the public to nominate their favoured bands. Collating first hand accounts, images and recordings PRS for Music will build an interactive map and archive that can be accessed online.
Celebrating this country’s musical heritage is a great thing to do and these plaques will be springing up all over the country. The UK has given the world some fantastic songwriters and performers which enrich our lives and provide the music we love; I’m proud that their humble musical beginnings will now be marked for all to see.