PRS for Music brings expert advice to music makers in Chester

Free-to-attend event sees music industry experts share personal experiences and advice with local creatives

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Leading performing rights organisation PRS for Music is bringing experts from across the music industry to Garret Theatre, in renowned community and culture hub, Storyhouse, Chester for a special free event taking place on Thursday 28 February that offers local music creators the chance to learn more about the music industry and how to take the next step in their careers.

Whether you’re a songwriter or producer, solo artist or in a band, or setting up your own publishing company or DIY label, it’s vital you understand the way the music industry works and how music can generate revenue. Now more than ever before, musicians and artists are taking a DIY approach to creating, releasing and exploiting their music. Some are self-releasing with hopes of securing a future record deal, but others see it as a long-term strategy for their careers.

Over the course of the evening, PRS for Music’s Education and Outreach team and panellists including Cath Hurley, artist manager at Most Deffo (International Teachers of Pop, Eyesore & The Jinx), and Jess Branney, songwriter, bassist and vocalist in indie-pop band Peaness, will explain everything attendees should know about how the music industry works, and how they can further their careers. 

The evening will also offer the opportunity to network afterwards, giving attendees the chance to build new relationships, meet potential collaborators, and ask further questions.

PRS for Music, the organisation that represents the rights of more than 140,000 songwriters, composers, producers and music publishers, also nurtures the creation of music through its partnerships, songwriting camps and educational programmes.


These panels are designed with music creators 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’s Education & Outreach Manager for the North of England

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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