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PRS back Sky series celebrating song writers

By | Published on Friday 6 February 2009

Sky Arts is teaming up with publishing royalty body PRS For Music to produce a second series of the Songbook programme that celebrates the work of different song writers. The next series will discuss the art of songwriting with Jarvis Cocker, Albert Hammond, Donovan, Ian Broudie, Bernard Sumner, Duran Duran and, for reasons that escape me, The Feeling.

Confirming their support for the new series, PRS boss Steve Porter said this: “Although the singer often takes the limelight it is the writer at the heart of every great song. Songbook profiles some of the best of these, the men and women [though mainly men] behind the songs that have shaped the UK music scene and done so much to place music at the heart of our cultural life. PRS for Music represents 60,000 creators and we hope that this series will help educate and inspire the creators of tomorrow’s music”.