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The Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts recognises the creators behind the songs with support from PRS for Music

PRS for Music, the collecting society that represents the rights of over 125,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers, is delighted to be supporting the Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts being held between January 13 and March 17, 2018 in Bermuda.

The Bermuda Festival will host a stellar line-up of artists including Grammy Award-Winning artist Lisa Fischer, Grammy nominee Jonathan Butler and Glen Burtnik’s Summer of Love concert.

The Bermuda Festival is a PRS for Music licensed event, which allows access to an astounding range of musical works from all over the world with PRS for Music controlling the rights of over 22 million pieces of music.

PRS for Music plays a vital role in ensuring music creators are fairly paid whenever their works are played, performed or reproduced in public, including those associated with the Bermuda Festival. PRS for Music further supports the rights and creativity of songwriter, music publisher and composer members including many music creators from Bermuda.

Karen Buse, PRS for Music’s Executive Director of Membership and International said: “We are excited to be supporting the Bermuda Festival and to enable our members’ works to be used throughout this special event. The Festival hosts an incredible array of talented artists and we are happy to be able to have a prominent presence in Bermuda’s music scene.”

David Skinner, Bermuda Festival Executive Director said: “The Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts fully supports recognition and compensation to music creators for their creative and intellectual property. We are delighted to be bringing such a diverse lineup of wonderful artists to our shores and to be supporting a number of local artists in the Festival.”

PRS for Music has been the appointed collecting society in Bermuda for a number of years and continues to promote the value of copyright and importance of music licensing that ensures creators of musical works can earn a living. With agreements in 150 countries across the globe, PRS for Music’s network represents over two million music creators.

About PRS for Music

PRS for Music represents the rights of songwriters, composers and music publishers in the UK and around the world. As a membership organisation the company ensures creators are paid whenever their music and songs are played, performed, broadcast or reproduced in public and provides business and community groups with access to 22.2 million songs through its music licences. With over 100 representation agreements in place globally, PRS for Music’s network represents over two million music creators.

In 2016, the organisation collected over half a billion pounds (£621.5m) on behalf of its members, making it one of the world’s leading music collective management organisations. www.prsformusic.com