PRS for Music supports Bermuda Chamber of Commerce Harbour Nights 2017
Weekly street festival now a PRS for Music licensed event
The Bermuda Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its most recent working collaboration with PRS for Music, the collecting society that represents the rights of over two million songwriters, composers and music publishers across the globe through its networks. The membership organisation plays a vital role in ensuring music creators, including many from Bermuda, are fairly paid whenever their music is played, performed or reproduced in public. The organisation recently confirmed support for Harbour Nights 2017, making the weekly street festival a PRS for Music licensed event.
We are especially pleased that PRS for Music has decided to sponsor Harbour Nights by way of a Music Licence. We applaud the efforts of PRS for Music in ensuring that all public music, especially locally produced music, is licensed and that music creators are fairly paid.
PRS for Music has over 100 reciprocal agreements in place across the globe and is the appointed collecting society for Bermuda, giving local businesses and community groups the right to use over 22.2 million musical works through its music licences. The organisation has been in Bermuda for a number of years, promoting the value of copyright and raising awareness about the importance of music licensing that ensures creators of musical works can earn a living.
With a clear focus on advocacy, networking, communication and lobbying, the Chamber stands as a singular voice for commerce in the community and aims to achieve the highest standards of excellence, diversity and ethics. Another one of the Chamber’s values is to cultivate the best environment in which all businesses can prosper. This extends into music and live performances although there is not currently an ‘Entertainment’ division.
Harbour Nights takes place every Wednesday from May – August from 7 PM – 10 PM each year, and boasts a wide variety of live performances by local and sometimes international bands.
PRS for Music has a prominent presence in Bermuda’s music scene. We are excited to be supporting Harbour Nights 2017 and to enable our members’ works to be used throughout this special event
About PRS for Music
PRS for Music represents the rights of over 155,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers in the UK and around the world. On behalf of its members, it works to grow and protect the value of their rights and ensure that creators are paid transparently and efficiently whenever their musical compositions and songs are streamed, downloaded, broadcast, performed and played in public. In 2020, 22.4 trillion performances of music were reported to PRS for Music, with £699m paid out in royalties to its members, making it one of the world’s leading music collective management organisations.
PRS for Music’s public performance licensing is now carried out on PRS for Music’s behalf by PPL PRS Ltd, the joint venture between PPL and PRS for Music.