The bassist is the first musician to become a trustee of the charity, which also announced new patrons Charlotte Hatherley, Slaves and The Anchoress.
Tim Dellow of Transgressive Records said the indie label trade body wants the same respect and opportunities for all entrepreneurs 'that the UK tech and film industries have.'
The multi-award winning drummer announces his support of the charity, which invests in music-making projects for disadvantaged children and young people.
PRS for Music members are entitled to an exclusive discount to the event which features workshops from the likes of Oscar-winning composer Steven Price and Abbey Road engineer Sean Magee.
The rising R&B talent JEMIO receives the 2017 Lynsey de Paul Prize from PRS Foundation and the PRS for Music Members Benevolent Fund.
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Calling all songwriters – now’s your chance to quiz Damian Collins MP, chairman of the culture, media and sport select committee, on issues that matter to you.
The singer-songwriter is currently working on his seventh studio album as well as his first poetry book, and will celebrate the prestigious award with two shows in December.
J Hus leads the way with five nominations, followed by Dave, Stormzy and Not3s with four each. The awards are set to take place on 24 October and are open to the public to vote.
The singer has overtaken Drake on Spotify to take the title of its most streamed track of all time, with his number one hit, Shape of You.