PRS for Music welcomes call to ditch BAME acronym

UK Music Diversity Taskforce calls on music industry to drop the "outdated and offensive" term.

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PRS for Music supports the call to end the use of the term ‘BAME’. This is a progressive step towards creating and embedding a more inclusive culture, and is just one of the positive changes we are embracing as an organisation. PRS for Music actively supports the UK Music Diversity Taskforce and its mission to make our industry a fair and inclusive space for everyone, at every level.

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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