When you’re looking something up online and come across a 404 error — page not found — it’s normally annoying. But the number is somewhat auspicious for PRS for Music’s Rights Protection Unit and its Member Anti-Piracy System, known as MAPS.

In the digital age, every stream counts towards the…


Lucy Schaufer has confounded expectations and defied genre throughout her career, from her performance as Claire de Loone in the ENO’s production of Bernstein’s musical On the Town, to Jennie the dog in Oliver Knussen’s contemporary opera Higglety Pigglety Pop!

The Grammy Award winning mezzo-soprano released her debut solo recording…


Presenting our round-up of some of the newest and most exciting members to join PRS for Music in the latest quarter, including BBC Sound 2019 winner Octavian and forthcoming PRS Presents performers Black Midi…

Octavian (obove)

BBC Sound 2019 winner Octavian is a French-British rapper who effortlessly combines grime, pop…


The behemoth of the festival world, Glastonbury, returns this year but in its fallow year, smaller, alternative events attracted music lovers in their droves. Jim Ottewill dons his wellies and pitches up his tent to learn how the world of indie festivals is booming…

‘It was a complete war zone…


Bekki Bemrose dives deep underground into a scene that to-all-intents-and-purposes seems to be thriving, despite largely subverting perceived wisdoms regarding the industry in 2019…

Psychedelia readily suggests the LSD fuelled hippies of the sixties and the failed ambitions of that subculture’s brief infiltration of the mainstream, but mind-expanding music didn’t…


Six composers from across the UK and a range of specialisms have been selected to take part in Wild Plum Songbook, an innovative new career development initiative.

PRS for Music
has partnered with Wild Plum Arts and Cheltenham Music Festival for
the scheme, which will see composers receive feedback from…


Get to know some of the ace music-makers who have joined PRS for Music over the last few months, including classical ace Blasio Kavuma, Scottish shoegazers Yakima and Polish techno producer Zamilska (pictured)…

Blasio Kavuma
Blasio Kavuma is a London-based composer, arranger and curator flexing his creative muscle across the…


‘Collaborating with artists is the thing that drives us. What we’re really interested in is how we can make a difference — how can we help people get onto the next stage,’ says Rachel Nelken, Head of Creative Programmes at The Albany.

Described as a hub for artists, communities and…


UK Music chief executive Michael Dugher has responded to proposed new rules for migrants post-Brexit, warning it could jeopardise the UK music industry.

Published yesterday, the White Paper sets out proposals for new laws and post-Brexit rules for migrants. The document includes a consultation on the Migration Advisory Committee’s recommendation…

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