Learn how to make your music pay with PRS for Music

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PRS for Music is heading to Liverpool to host How to Make Your Music Pay, a free event aimed at helping local music creators make the most of their music.

Taking place at FACT on Monday 15 May, the event will see a number of music industry experts include Dave McCabe from the Zutons, singer songwriter Natalie McCool, producer Steve Levine and PRS for Music’s Karen Buse explore how artists write songs and ensure they receive any monies owed from their use.

How To: Create Your Masterpiece panellists will discuss the journey of a song; from the initial idea for a tune, a beat, a title, or a complete work, through to copyright and the unwritten rules of songwriting and finally, the importance of quality and fit-for-purpose production.

The second panel, How To: Get Your Song Played And Paid, will focus on generating exposure across radio, TV and the media, building a fan base and setting the foundations for a successful career in music.

The panel will then be followed by live performances by local acts Her’s and The Vyrill Society.

Both panels will be moderated by Daniel Jones, PRS for Music’s education and outreach manager for the North of England. He said: ‘These panels are designed with composers and songwriters at every point in their careers in mind – whether you’ve just written your first song or your fiftieth.

‘As a membership organisation, PRS for Music doesn’t just collect royalties on your behalf, we’re also here for creators to turn to for advice and education on the music business.’

While the event is free, space is limited so please ensure you book a space online if you wish to attend. Both non-members and PRS for Music members are encouraged to come along.