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PRS For Music launches £10,000 prize for UK music venues

By | Published on Wednesday 16 March 2022

PRS For Music

UK collecting society PRS For Music has launched a new competition, which will see six music venues around the country each win £10,000 to put towards improving facilities.

The Back To Live Music Venue Prize launches today, and is looking to support venues that are at the heart of their local communities as they seek to bounce back following many months of closure due to the pandemic.

“Back To Live Music Venue Prize will shine a light on independent music venues across the UK”, says PRS For Music CEO Andrea Czapary Martin. “Venues play such an important part in the music industry ecosystem, with many featuring live performances by emerging talented songwriters and composers”.

“We look forward to music creators once again taking the stage, and revelling in the joy that live music brings with it. Last year, we launched our ‘On With The Show’ campaign to support our members returning to performing live, this initiative builds on that to ensure we can enjoy that live music”.

Applicants must detail how the money would be spent and what it would mean to their business to win. The six winners will be chosen by a judging panel made up for representatives of the music, arts and hospitality sectors.

You can find more information on how to enter here.