Creators

Aim for America 2011

Independent music body Aim and UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) will focus on digital industries during this year’s US trade mission, and are inviting delegates to apply for funding to finance their visit. The mission, which takes place on 20 June, seeks to promote lasting links between the UK and US music industries to ensure the prosperity of British music abroad.

Introducing the new PRS Chairman

Some of you may remember Guy Fletcher from the swinging Sixties and Seventies, when songs he wrote were performed by everyone from Elvis Presley to Ray Charles. Having cut his teeth working with the very best of the best, Fletcher has earned himself a place in the vaults of pop history and, in 2005, an OBE for his services to British music.

Access All Areas – free music seminar

Rhythm of London in partnership with Small Green Shoots presents Access All Areas. Access All Areas is an exclusive free music seminar at City Hall for people aged between 16-25 who are passionate about music.

Seminar: Soundalikes, Parody and Plagiarism

A BASCA seminar that takes place in the PRS for Music Boardroom on Thursday 31 March will look at how to stay clear of the rocks of plagiarism, even when instructed to sail close to the wind by a producer or director. Other elephant traps lie in the area of deliberate soundalikes, or where the specific aim of the composition is to parody an original.

Performing live in the USA?

Did you know there are three royalty collection societies in North America for songwriters? They are The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), Broadcast Music Inc (BMI) and SESAC. If you've performed a gig in the US and want to receive any royalties you are owed as soon as possible, it's a good idea to register your live performance details with PRS for Music as soon as possible after the event using the On-Line Live Reporting process on the PRS for Music website.

Women Make Music funding opportunity

8 March is International Women's Day and the PRS for Music Foundation are proud to announce that Women Make Music - a unique funding opportunity for women music creators - is now open. The PRS for Music Foundation want to raise the profile of women who are creating music in the UK.

Using sponsorship to build your own brand

The merits of product placement have been much debated recently. Rene Byrd, who has successfully dipped her toe into the world of product placement, talks about how it has worked for her.

Guitar Interactive magazine

Licklibrary have launched Guitar Interactive - the world’s first truly interactive magazine for guitarists worldwide. This new digital magazine is free of charge and takes guitar magazine publishing to a new level with the use of video content provided by the world’s premier on-line guitar tuition providers, Licklibrary.

Lecturer in Commercial Music at Bath Spa

Working with well over 100 students with widely varying musical interests (on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes), you’ll play a direct role in curriculum development, teaching and assessment. Above all, you’ll inspire and nurture students – which will extend to organising tours, overseeing recordings, and supervising research work. Through your involvement with regular live events, you’ll be right at the heart of the music scene in Bath.

Ten Tips to Become a Better Singer

Like any instrument, getting the best out of your voice doesn't come overnight - it involves plenty of practice and honing your technique. Juliet Kelly, UK jazz singer and songwriter, gives ten easy to follow tips