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Postby Owen Niblock » 03 May 2007, 09:21

Hello,

How does PRS effect the Free Fringe shows? I know when doing a ticketed show they have a deal with the PRS people to give them a cut of the ticket takings to pay for use of songs in the shows.

Just wondered what the official line is on using other's music in your show.

Regards,

Owen
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Postby PBH » 04 May 2007, 19:58

I believe we are covered by the global deal PRS has struck with the Fringe. We're part of the Fringe, so if we're not covered they'd have to make a specific exemption, which they haven't. So, we pay them a proportion of our box office receipts through the Fringe box office, which of course in our case are zero.

I presume also, but haven't checked, that all our venues are PRS licensed for their ambient music.

As a PRS member myself, I believe that they never collect specific returns for play at small shows; only when one plays at what they call a 'significant venue' do they require a song-by-song return. As a member, one gets a shared payout to account for unlogged royalties.
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Postby danny.worthington » 05 May 2007, 10:33

[quote]I presume also, but haven't checked, that all our venues are PRS licensed for their ambient music.
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I checked all our venues agains the prs pemises search.
The only one not getting a hit on their database is the hudson hotel. I'm guessing that maybe it hasn't got onto the database as yet. I even tried matching it just on 'hope street' with no success.

http://www.mcps-prs-alliance.co.uk/play ... earch.aspx
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Postby Owen Niblock » 07 May 2007, 09:57

Cool, I figured that was the case, but wanted to be sure.
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Postby Coopster » 15 Apr 2008, 09:06

what does PRS mean?
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Postby danny.worthington » 15 Apr 2008, 15:38

Performing Rights Society

The Performing Right Society (PRS) is a non-profit membership organisation which collects licence fees from music users, PRS then distributes the money to its members, the writers and publishers of music, and to affiliated societies worldwide

http://www.edfringe.com/story.html?id=1311&area_id=94
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