Brighton bands finalise ‘PRS for Music presents’ day at The Great Escape

On Thursday, 10th May 2012 for a third year running, PRS for Music presents a entire day of panels with key industry voices - including Placebo's Brian Molko - at Brighton based convention and music showcase, The Great Escape.

In the ‘Make it Happen’ session, three emerging Brighton bands, House of Hats, Us Baby Bear Bones and Munich will speak to a panel comprising some of the most established industry names. Jules Parker, Membership Development, PRS for Music, Natasha Bent, The Agency Group, Marni Wandner, President, Sneak Attack Media, Dan O’Neill, The Angle Management / Lovebox and Nigel Adams, Director, Full Time Hobby join forces to provide insider insight and advice to the artists on marketing, management, building an audience, promotion, live activity and how to take their careers to the next level. 

Artists such as Adele, The Wanted and Mumford and Sons dominate charts around the globe, reinforcing the UK’s reputation as leader in music and culture and ultimately contributing to a British business worth £3.8bn. Enabling homegrown artists to make the most of their opportunities is crucial to the success of the whole industry. 


We represent 85,000 UK songwriters, composers and music publishers, which means we are well placed to assist new talent. We are passionate about music, and work closely with those who are creating it or working in music management, publishing or for labels and independents. The Great Escape has an established track record for discovering new talent and running a workshop with three amazing local bands is going to be really special. Brighton has a history of producing some real music heroes and we are really excited about this session.

Jules Parker, Membership Development Consultant - PRS for Music

Also in the PRS for Music programme is the much anticipated BBC 6 Music’s Matt Everitt in conversation with Placebo front man Brian Molko. Brian will be sharing his experience of songwriting, his fifteen years in the spotlight, six studio albums, 11 million album sales and worldwide music success.


There's something special about interviewing someone live in front of an intimate audience - especially when it's someone as fascinating, talented and unique as Brian.

Matt Everitt - BBC 6 Music

Notes to editors

About PRS for Music presents’ at the Great Escape:

Can the music industry both protect the music creators and benefit from the change? What is the future of integrated devices and second screening television? The UK still dominates on a world stage but can Adele really save us? Experts in copyright, digital, media and music business join an esteemed panel of chairs throughout the day to debate the music industry future. The Guardian’s Helienne Lindvall, also a professional songwriter and musician, previously published by BMG joins PRS for Music Chief Economist, Will Page and Chris Deering, former CEO and President of Sony Computer Entertainment to lead these important conversations. About PRS for Music: PRS for Music represents the rights of 85,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in the UK. As a not-for-profit organisation it ensures creators are paid whenever their music is played, performed or reproduced; championing the importance of copyright to protect and support the UK music industry. The UK has a proud tradition of creating wonderful music that is enjoyed the world over and PRS for Music has been supporting the creators of that music since 1914. 

PRS for Music provides business and community groups with easy access to over 10m songs through its music licences. In an industry worth £3.9bn PRS for Music is uniquely placed to be a voice for music and music creators. Collecting £630.8m in 2012 PRS for Music is one of the world’s most efficient combined rights organisations. With 150 representation agreements in place globally, PRS for Music’s network represents over 2 million music creators.

About The Great Escape: 

Europe’s leading festival for new music, THE GREAT ESCAPE, will be hitting 30 amazing venues across Brighton from 10th-12th May 2012. Described as Britain’s answer to South by South West, THE GREAT ESCAPE is the best place in the UK to discover incredible new sounds, get the latest on hot industry trends and lose yourself among the coolest spots in a city devoted to music. 

The 2012 GREAT ESCAPE FESTIVAL features an inspiring lineup, spanning genres from Catalan Garage to Australian Electro-chant, and UK Surf to Canadian Blues. It includes: Maximo Park, Mystery Jets, Beth Jeans Houghton and the Hooves of Destiny, Africa Express Soundsystem, Friends, Perfume Genius, Django Django, Alabama Shakes and Young Magic.

About PRS for Music

Here for music since 1914, PRS for Music is a world-leading music collective management organisation representing the rights of more than 175,000 talented songwriters, composers and music publishers. Redefining the global standard for music royalties, PRS for Music ensures songwriters and composers are paid whenever their musical compositions and songs are streamed, downloaded, broadcast, performed and played in public. 

For 110 years it has grown and protected the rights of the music creator community, paying out royalties with more accuracy, transparency and speed. In 2023, PRS for Music paid out £943.6m in royalties and collected a record £1.08 billion in revenues.

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