Are you an aspiring music creator?

Industry experts head to Yorkshire to offer free advice on breaking into the music business.

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  • Beth Parnell (Bandwagon Press), Mitch Page (Scruff of the Neck) and others explore importance of playlisting
  • Panellists share personal experiences and tips on how to release and make money from music

PRS for Music, the membership organisation that represents the likes of local Manchester-based music stars IAMDDB, Aitch, Blossoms and over 140,000 music creators across the UK, is coming to Manchester to inspire the next generation of musical talent.

As part of PRS for Music’s educational Outreach series, How To Make Digital Music Pay, will take place at YES, Charles Street, on Tuesday 15 October and will offer local songwriters, composers, producers and artists, the chance to learn how to increase royalties from streams and downloads.

PRS for Music’s Outreach team and panellists including, Nathan Barley Philips, A&R specialist and UK Manager for TuneCore distribution, Beth Parnell, founder of music PR company Bandwagon Press and Mitch Page, Label Manager at Scruff of the Neck, which recently won Best Small Label at the AIM Awards, will discuss what creators need to know in today’s complex world of music; the intricacies of copyright, importance of playlisting and ultimately, how to make money from their music.

The session will be followed by a chance to meet and network with speakers and potential collaborators.

As a membership society, PRS for Music represents songwriters, composers, producers and music publishers in the UK and beyond, championing their rights and helping to make sure that they are paid whenever their music is streamed, downloaded, broadcast, performed or played in public.

The evening will be hosted by Daniel Jones, PRS for Music’s Outreach Manager, North of England

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These panels are designed with composers and songwriters at every point in their careers in mind – whether you’ve just written your first song or your fiftieth. As a membership organisation, PRS for Music doesn’t just collect royalties on your behalf, we’re also here for creators to turn to for advice and education on the music business.

Daniel Jones, PRS for Music Outreach Manager for the North of England

While the event is free, space is limited so please ensure you book a space online if you wish to attend. Both non-members and PRS for Music members are encouraged to attend.

Event details:

6:00pm - Doors Open

6:30pm – 7:30pm: Workshop - How To Get The Most From Your PRS Membership
This workshop is intended for current and prospective PRS for Music members and will look at how to get the most out of PRS for Music.

8.00pm – 9.15pm: Panel – How To Make Digital Music Pay
Panellists will discuss topics such as, the importance of playlisting on platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music, the role of online distributors, and the various - and ever evolving – ways having music available online can help generate an income.

Panellists:

  • Daniel Jones (PRS for Music – Moderator)
  • Beth Parnell (Bandwagon Press)
  • Hannah Trigwell (Songwriter)
  • Mitch Page (Scruff of the Neck)
  • Naomi Moran (PRS for Music)
  • Nathan Barley Philips (Tunecore/Believe)

9:15pm – 10:00pm - Networking
The evening closes with a networking session.

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. With over 100 representation agreements in place globally, PRS for Music's network represents over two million music creators worldwide. In 2018, 11.2 trillion performances of music were reported to PRS for Music with £746m collected on behalf of 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 new joint venture between PPL and PRS for Music.

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