PRS for Music, the membership organisation that represents the likes of singer-songwriters Adele, Lincolnshire-born Bernie Taupin, and over 145,500 music creators, is coming to Scunthorpe to inspire the next generation of musical talent. As part of PRS for Music’s educational series in collaboration with Musicians’ Union with support from Yorkshire’s music industry development organisation, Higher Rhythm, How to Release your Music and Get Paid will take place at Cafe INDIE on Thursday 12 March. The free development workshop is aimed at local songwriters, composers, producers and artists at any stage in their career and offers the chance to learn about the industry and how to succeed in the music business. Now, more than ever before, musicians are taking a DIY approach to creating, releasing and exploiting their art. Some are self-releasing music with hope of securing a future record deal, while others see it as a long-term strategy for their careers. PRS for Music’s Outreach team and Musicians’ Unionwill discuss what creators need to know in today’s complex world of music; the intricacies of copyright, how record labels and music publishers work, 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 Musicians’ Union is a trade body for musicians, representing 30,000 members and works to maximise the employment and overall income of musicians, as well as protecting and improving working conditions whilst offering advice, support and legal assistance. Daniel Jones, PRS for Music Outreach Manager for the North of England, said: “We are excited to team up with the Musicians’ Union for our educational events that we hope will be inspiring and empowering. These evenings are designed for attendees at all points in their careers – whether they have just written their first song or released their fiftieth. As a membership organisation, we don’t just collect royalties. We’re also here for creators to turn to for advice and education on the music business.” Barry Dallman, Musicians’ Union Regional Officer, North of England, added: “With so many creators choosing a DIY route to making a career in music, it’s important that they know organisations like ours are here to support them. I’m pleased to be collaborating on these workshops and look forward to sharing our in-depth knowledge with as many developing artists and songwriters as we can.” To reserve your free space, book your ticket online here. While the events are free, space is limited so please ensure you book a ticket online if you wish to attend. Both non-members and PRS for Music members are encouraged to attend.
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