Jackie Alway OBE and Michelle Escoffery inducted into Women in Music Roll of Honour

PRS Council Members are among those newly enrolled on the 2020 Music Week list

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L-R: PRS Council Members Jackie Alway and Michelle Escoffery

PRS for Music congratulates PRS Council Members Jackie Alway OBE and Michelle Escoffery on their induction into 2020 Music Week Women in Music Roll of Honour. Jackie Alway OBE is a music industry advocate and internationally renowned publishing executive. Michelle Escoffery is an Ivor Novello Award-winning singer, songwriter, composer and educator.

Established in 2014, the Roll of Honour aims to highlight the breadth, depth and variety of individuals who are ‘game changers’ in the music industry.

With over three decades of experience each, Jackie and Michelle play vital roles on the PRS Members’ Council. Influencing decisions on policy and governance and shaping the future for new and established songwriters, composers and music publishers. True champions of the music community, Jackie and Michelle’s commitment, impact and influence is steadfast and recognised by all across the industry. 


Congratulations to Jackie Alway OBE and Michelle Escoffery on your induction into the Women in Music Roll of Honour. Jackie, your devotion is phenomenal and continues to protect the value of the songs we know and love. You are a true advocate for the publishing and songwriter community. Michelle, your passion for songwriting and publishing, and dedication to the development and education of tomorrow’s music creators, inspires us every day. We thank you, and women in music everywhere, for your vital contribution to our industry. From all of us at PRS for Music.

Andrea C. Martin, CEO. PRS for Music

About PRS for Music

PRS for Music represents the rights of over 160,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers in the UK and around the world. On behalf of its members, it works diligently 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 2021, 27 trillion performances of music were reported to PRS for Music with £677.2m 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.

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