Event to discuss the impact of music on staff and customers
PRS for Music, a society of songwriters, composers and music publishers, is set to host a workshop in Edinburgh this September as part of Small Business Saturday.
The society, which represents the rights of more than 118,000 members, will welcome key local business owners to its Inspire event to discuss the impact of music in their business.
Its workshop will be followed by PRS for Music Presents – a live gig featuring artists Fatherson, Holy Esque and Be Charlotte.
Both events will take place at Electric Circus on Thursday, 15 September with the panel kicking off at 5pm – 6pm and the gig from 7pm.
The panel is invite-only but will be live streamed via Periscope and PRS for Music Presents will be inviting music industry, members and licensees down to enjoy the music some of its members are creating.
PRS for Music Presents says it exhibits the best in live music, with each session hosting unique, intimate performances from new and established members.
It claims this allows the society to invite a broad range of business owners and experts to one place where they can experience members’ music first hand and help them understand how the PRS for Music licence fee contributes to the creation of great new music.
Commercial director Paul Clements said: “PRS for Music is extremely excited to be bringing two events to Edinburgh next month.
“Working with one of our key partners, Small Business Saturday, who are as passionate as we are about celebrating small businesses, we will be speaking to some of our key customers about the positive impact music has for both their customers and staff as well as the incredible benefits using music in the right way has overall.
“This will be followed by the latest in our PRS for Music Presents series showcasing some of our members and amazing local talent headlined by Glasgow band, Fatherson.”
PRS for Music provides business and community groups with access to more than 10 million songs through its music licences and in turn, protects the rights of songwriters, composers and music publishers, making sure they are fairly paid whenever their music is played, performed or reproduced in public.
Small Business Saturday UK is a grass roots, non-commercial campaign, which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their communities.
PRS for Music’s Inspire workshop and the PRS for Music Presents show are both invite only.