'Stone', the new release from EMPYRE is out on 12th Feb. You can presave it here hypeddit.com/link/08iw76In the meantime here's the video to whet your appetites 🎧🤘 ... See MoreSee Less
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Some good news!👇👇👌PRS WITHDRAWS ONLINE TARIFFWe warmly welcome PRS for Music's logical revision to the Online Small Scale Tariff announced last week, enabling songwriters to perform their own material without licence for streaming events. The introduction of this Tariff has already seen hundreds of live events lost, costing performers and songwriters vital opportunities to generate desperately needed income during this crisis. The announcement of the Online Small Scale Tariff last week, without prior consultation or discussion, was ill conceived and poorly executed. It is good to see PRS for Music acknowledging their error by immediately removing this charge. We note that once again the statement is issued to press without consultation or discussion with the sector most impacted by it, and again fails to acknowledge that a significant majority of songwriters operating at the grassroots level are not PRS members but find themselves dragged into a PRS created process that is simply not designed to recognise their rights. A long term solution that ensures that songwriters whose work is performed in the grassroots sector are recognised and rewarded is achievable. That applies equally whether those songwriters are PRS members or not. It is time for PRS for Music to listen, to accept and acknowledge this fact, and to act collaboratively with the grassroots circuit to design an agreement that rewards all songwriters in this sector. That solution requires PRS for Music to enter into serious discussions in good faith, prepared to listen and prepared to consider evidence that can result in positive, forward facing solutions for all stakeholders. Grassroots music venues want to pay the right songwriters an appropriate fee for the use of their material. The creation of songs is the beating heart of what our sector is about. Working together we can ensure the right fee reaches the right songwriter as quickly and efficiently as possible. ... See MoreSee Less
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