To much fanfare, the Government has announced a plan to turn the East End of London into the UK’s equivalent of Silicon Valley. The British press highlighted the epicentre of this project as a roundabout in Shoreditch, so needless to say we can now look forward to having ‘Silicon Roundabout’.
PRS for Music Announces Britain’s Hardest Working Bands of 2010. Peter Andre has been crowned the most performed artist to headline at Major Venues for 2010 by PRS for Music.
Congratulations to Jessie J who has topped the BBC Sound of 2011 list.
PRS for Music sponsor Belfast Nashville Convention
Mick Karn, multi-instrumentalist and former bass player with the group Japan has died of cancer. He was 52.
Singer-songwriter Gerry Rafferty died from liver disease. He was 63.
Keith Lowde, the former MCPS deputy managing director, was killed in a boating accident just after New Year.
Congratulations to Ellis Rich, the recently retired PRS chairman, who received an OBE for his services to music in the New Year's Honours List.
2011 will be remembered for many great things in the world of music, but also some notable losses.
Here's a reminder of the songwriters, composers and musicians we lost in 2011.
Whenever the opportunity arises, PRS for Music vigorously defends the right to license our members' music, and their right to earn from their creative talent. What do you think?