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Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts recognises creators behind songs with PRS for Music

PRS for Music supporting the Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts, held between January 13 and March 17, 2018

PRS for Music, the collecting society that represents the rights of over 125,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers, is delighted to be supporting the Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts being held between January 13 and March 17, 2018 in Bermuda.

The Bermuda Festival will host a stellar line-up of artists including Grammy Award-Winning artist Lisa Fischer, Grammy nominee Jonathan Butler and Glen Burtnik’s Summer of Love concert.

The Bermuda Festival is a PRS for Music licensed event, which allows access to an astounding range of musical works from all over the world with PRS for Music controlling the rights of over 22 million pieces of music.

PRS for Music plays a vital role in ensuring music creators are fairly paid whenever their works are played, performed or reproduced in public, including those associated with the Bermuda Festival. PRS for Music further supports the rights and creativity of songwriter, music publisher and composer members including many music creators from Bermuda.

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We are excited to be supporting the Bermuda Festival and to enable our members’ works to be used throughout this special event. The Festival hosts an incredible array of talented artists and we are happy to be able to have a prominent presence in Bermuda’s music scene.

Karen Buse, PRS for Music’s Executive Director of Membership and International
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The Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts fully supports recognition and compensation to music creators for their creative and intellectual property. We are delighted to be bringing such a diverse lineup of wonderful artists to our shores and to be supporting a number of local artists in the Festival.

David Skinner, Bermuda Festival Executive Director

PRS for Music has been the appointed collecting society in Bermuda for a number of years and continues to promote the value of copyright and importance of music licensing that ensures creators of musical works can earn a living. With agreements in 150 countries across the globe, PRS for Music’s network represents over two million music creators.

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 it works to ensure that creators are paid whenever their musical compositions and songs are streamed, downloaded, broadcast, performed and played in public. In 2019, 18.8 trillion performances of music were reported to PRS for Music with £810.8m collected on behalf of its members, making it one of the world’s leading music collective management organisations.

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