The BRIT School
Date: 22 July 2022
Recipient: The BRIT School
Location: London borough of Croydon
With Croydon confirmed as the ‘London Borough of Culture 2023’, PRS for Music honoured The BRIT School with the prestigious PRS for Music Heritage Award; an acknowledgement of the school’s exceptional and ongoing contributions to music and the arts for the last 30 years.
BRIT School Principal Stuart Worden received the award alongside recent BRIT School graduate Young Athena as part of the culmination of the BRIT School’s 30th anniversary celebrations. The PRS for Music Heritage Award plaque will be permanently installed at the school’s Obie Theatre, named after legendary music executive Maurice Oberstein.
This is a great moment in our 30th Anniversary year. PRS for Music have always believed in this school, and we have benefited from their advice and help. It has been a real joy to see the school grows and grows and make such an impact on the world of music, and all creative industries. Here’s to 30 more.
The BRIT School is renowned for nurturing illustrious musical careers for, Adele FKA Twigs, Black Midi, Leona Lewis, King Krule, Kae Tempest, among many others.
PRS proudly supports emerging artists, songwriters and composers throughout their careers through education, mentoring and partnerships. The opportunity to support a school that has a strong vision to nurture and develop young people for the music industry, is an honour for us. I am encouraged by the knowledge exchange that the BRIT School have with PRS and hope to continue to support in all the ways that we can.
There are a multitude of barriers faced by young people who want to pursue music and the creative arts. I believe the work that the BRIT School do in ensuring that these barriers are broken, is a testament to their unique educational approach, that focuses on the individual.