Congratulations to Jessie J who has topped the BBC Sound of 2011 list.
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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?
American musician and artist Don Van Vliet, best known by the stage name Captain Beefheart, has died aged 69.
It’s happened to Julie Andrews, and it’s every singer’s worst nightmare. The first of our Open Mic contributors, Sophie Garner, talks about her experience of almost losing her voice after a vocal chord operation and how help came from an unexpected source.