David Bowie: 1947 - 2016

PRS for Music is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of the legend David Bowie.

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PRS for Music is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of the legend David Bowie. With a career that spanned over half a century, his contribution and impact on the UK, and indeed global music industry, simply cannot be overstated and we are privileged to count him as a member. His extraordinarily rich and diverse musical legacy will live on through the music he created and in the inspiration that his creativity will give to future generations of songwriters and artists.

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David Bowie has enriched our popular music culture for fifty years or more. His unique talents as both a song writer and performer will ensure his permanent place among the giants of pop history. The creative community who he inspired throughout his life will miss him greatly. He will never be forgotten.

Guy Fletcher, PRS Chairman

The thoughts and best wishes on behalf of PRS for Music go out to his family, friends and fans all across the world at this truly sad time.

About PRS for Music

PRS for Music represents the rights of songwriters, composers and music publishers in the UK and around the world. As a membership organisation the company ensures creators are paid whenever their music and songs are played, performed, broadcast or reproduced in public and provides business and community groups with access to 22.2 million songs through its music licences. With over 100 representation agreements in place globally, PRS for Music's network represents over two million music creators.

In 2016, the organisation collected over half a billion pounds (£621.5m) on behalf of its members, making it one of the world’s leading music collective management organisations.