PRS for Music supports Bermuda Chamber of Commerce Harbour Nights 2017

Weekly street festival now a PRS for Music licensed event

The Bermuda Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its most recent working collaboration with PRS for Music, the collecting society that represents the rights of over two million songwriters, composers and music publishers across the globe through its networks. The membership organisation plays a vital role in ensuring music creators, including many from Bermuda, are fairly paid whenever their music is played, performed or reproduced in public. The organisation recently confirmed support for Harbour Nights 2017, making the weekly street festival a PRS for Music licensed event. 

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We are especially pleased that PRS for Music has decided to sponsor Harbour Nights by way of a Music Licence. We applaud the efforts of PRS for Music in ensuring that all public music, especially locally produced music, is licensed and that music creators are fairly paid.

Kendaree Burgess, Executive Director at the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce

PRS for Music has over 100 reciprocal agreements in place across the globe and is the appointed collecting society for Bermuda, giving local businesses and community groups the right to use over 22.2 million musical works through its music licences. The organisation has been in Bermuda for a number of years, promoting the value of copyright and raising awareness about the importance of music licensing that ensures creators of musical works can earn a living.

With a clear focus on advocacy, networking, communication and lobbying, the Chamber stands as a singular voice for commerce in the community and aims to achieve the highest standards of excellence, diversity and ethics. Another one of the Chamber’s values is to cultivate the best environment in which all businesses can prosper. This extends into music and live performances although there is not currently an ‘Entertainment’ division.

Harbour Nights takes place every Wednesday from May – August from 7 PM – 10 PM each year, and boasts a wide variety of live performances by local and sometimes international bands. 

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PRS for Music has a prominent presence in Bermuda’s music scene. We are excited to be supporting Harbour Nights 2017 and to enable our members’ works to be used throughout this special event

Karen Buse, Executive Director of Membership and International, PRS for Music

Anyone interested in learning more about PRS for Music can do so by visiting the link below:

https://www.prsformusic.com/our-global-network/prs-managed-territories

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For further information, please contact: Kendaree Burgess, Executive Director Bermuda Chamber of Commerce: kburgess@bcc.bm

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.