PRS for Music CEO Robert Ashcroft on recent developments in the UK music industry
Since the beginning of the year the music industry has been back at the top of the news agenda. While the news itself may not always have been positive, the interest the public, government and press continue to show demonstrates the vital role our industry plays in the life of the nation. …
PRS for Music has reported a 1% fall in the collection of royalties for 2010 to £611.2m, but the royalty collection society have still managed to keep royalty payments to its members at almost the same rate as 2009.
Soul singer Loleatta Holloway has died aged 64 from heart failure.
Chicago-born Holloway began her career singing gospel music with her mother in the Holloway Community Singers. After a few minor single releases and appearances in stage shows, the singer signed with the Atlanta-based Aware record label where she released two albums: 1973's Loleatta and Cry to Me in 1975.
Jet Harris MBE 6 July 1939 – 18 March 2011
Jet Harris MBE, who helped pioneer British rock 'n' Roll as bassist with The Shadows has passed away aged 71 after battling throat cancer.
Born Terence Harris, he received the nickname 'Jet' due to his prowess as a sprinter at school.
PRS for Music’s very own Jules Parker, Gemma Kenyon and Chris Carey have been at SXSW all week, contributing to industry panels and assisting with the British Music Abroad showcase events. Here is a glimpse of what they got up to as the festival drew to a close …
PRS for Music’s very own Jules Parker, Gemma Kenyon and Chris Carey are at the 25th SXSW in Austin, Texas, contributing to industry panels and assisting with the British Music Abroad showcase events. Here is a glimpse of what they have been up to…
Reggae and UK rap pioneer David David Emmanuel aka Smiley Culture died at his home following a police raid on 15 March 2011.
Born David Emmanuel in 1962, he attended Tulse Hill School in south London, gaining the nickname "Smiley" there.