PRS Members’ Fund supports PRS member to overcome the problems they face and, although there’s a lot more to be done, here are just a few people whose lives we have helped change.
Earlier this year, we asked PRS members what difference support from the Fund had made to their situation in 2021.
This was part of our annual rolling survey, which we send out every January to anyone who receives support from us as part of our impact measurement process.
During an extremely difficult year, when many people were struggling, it was encouraging to see that most of the members were feeling positive thanks to the support of the Fund.
The PRS Members’ Fund is delighted to support British Black Music and partners with their targeted events, which highlight domestic black music, create networking spaces and provide music industry education.
Reggae day is a vibrant moment on the musical calendar and cultural landscape. It’s important that we recognise and celebrate the immense contribution black songwriters and composers have made to the music industry and cultural life in Britain.
Thanks to our supporter Jennie Bellestar Matthias.
At a time when life has become so unpredictable the Fund can provide a safety net for those PRS creators who get hit, particularly by the current crisis in mental health and the cost of living.
We support members through the provision of grants, information and signposting, as well as through our work with partner organisations.
Here are two stories from writers we’re proud to have supported, Philip and Julie. Take a look at some of the things we can help PRS members with and hear about the impact our support can have.
Our grateful thanks go out to our patron Martyn Ware and our beneficiaries Philip and Julie for allowing us to tell their stories. This is your Fund, for you.
To close this year’s Black History Month our chairman Nicky Graham interviewed award-winning songwriter and our patron Wayne Hector, who talked about what he’s most #ProudToBe.
Our friend and supporter Roger Wright, also a PRS for Music singer-songwriter and actor, celebrated Black History Month with us and shared what he’s most #ProudToBe.
Continuing with this year’s Black History Month theme, beneficiary and composer, Ayisha Rodney told us what she’s most #ProudToBe.
To honour this year’s Black History Month theme we asked our patron and M People lead singer Heather Small to tell us what she’s most #ProudToBe.
We’re all aware of just how tough this past year has been, and the severe impact – financially and psychologically – on PRS songwriters and composers – many of whom are also performers and musicians.
The role of the Fund, as a charity for music creators, has now become more essential than ever to sustain their well-being. We do this through the provision of grants, information and signposting, as well as through our work with partner organisations.
Take a look at what we can offer and hear the stories of members we have helped. Our grateful thanks to our beneficiaries for allowing us to share their stories.
Here at the Fund we want to honour the enormous contribution that black songwriters and composers have made and continue to make to the music industry and society.
This year we’re remembering the great Jamaican singer-songwriter Millie Small, who died last May. Her hit single ‘My Boy Lollipop’ reached number two in both US and the UK chart in 1964 and it remains one of the biggest-selling ska songs of all the time, with more than seven million sales.
To celebrate the virtual edition of PRS Presents: celebrating Black History Month, we interviewed our beneficiary and Millie’s daughter Jaelee Small.
Black History Month is an opportunity to celebrate the enormous contribution that black songwriters and composers have made and continue to make to the music industry and society.
We asked our trustee Mike Lindup, also known as the founder and keyboard player in platinum band Level 42, to share his story with us.
Here at the Fund we will continue our efforts to better support all PRS members, while doing our best to deal with all forms of inequality within the music industry.
The PRS Members’ Fund has been helping songwriters and composers in times of crisis since the 1930s, but we are only able to do this thanks to your generosity. By donating to us today you can help us to support songwriters and composers in times of need.
Every donation makes a difference. A donation as a one off amount, a
percentage of your PRS royalties or leaving a legacy in your will has a huge impact on how we can plan our services for the future. We will be happy to discuss the next steps with you if you would like to learn more.
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