Below are various links to music organisations that will help YOU going forward with your music career.
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UK Music Funding
Help Musicians offer support to musicians at all stages of their career including into retirement. They offer advice and support in various forms and can point you to additional specific resources for UK musicians in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The Musician Union represents over 30,000 musicians, 'working to protect our members' rights and campaign for a fairer music industry.' They run schemes to help members who are struggling and champion causes and campaign such as those to 'make streaming fairer'.
PRS MEMBERS' FUND
Since 1934 the PRS Members’ Fund has provided support and advice to PRS (Performing Right Society) members and their families, who may be struggling financially, physically or emotionally and are in need of help. The Fund do this directly through provision of grants, information and signposting to other support services, as well as through partner organisations.
Making Music is there to support, advise and provide resources for UK-based amateur and voluntary musicians.
Youth Music work in the UK, a national charity investing in music-making projects for children and young people experiencing challenging circumstances.
THE MUSIC EDUCATION YEARBOOK AND BRITISH & INTERNATIONAL MUSIC YEARBOOK
The Music Education Yearbook and British & International Music Yearbook (both published by Rhinegold) have information on music scholarships and education grants within the UK and overseas.
We update this list as often as we can.
Performance Rights Organizations
Performance Rights Organizations are the music publishing pipeline for songwriters and composers. A performing rights organization (PRO) collects royalties £££ on behalf of songwriters and publishers for compositions used by music listeners and users (from radios and streaming services.
the principal functions of PRO's are :
Licencing the use of the rights they manage to music users
Monitoring the licensed use in order to enforce the conditions upon which the license has been granted
Collecting and distributing the royalties payable as a result of the authorized use
PRS for music started its journey back in 1997, when the two leading British collection societies — Performance Rights Society (PRO) and Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society (MRO), formed “MCPS-PRS Alliance” to create a one-stop CMO on the UK Market. Covering the entire market on both public performance and mechanical sides or composition royalties.
PPL is the UK’s music licensing company for over 130,000 performers and recording rightsholders. We have been licensing the use of recorded music in the UK since 1934.