Resources Launched to Help Return to Live Performances

As pandemic restrictions ease, UK-based copyright collective PRS For Music released an initiative to help musicians return to their careers

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Entitled "On with the Show," the project aims to educate musicians and composers on how to receive full financial rewards for their work. Open to its over 155,000 members, PRS for Music will be hosting a series of webinars, as well as in-person event appearances, in pursuit of this goal.

Taking place this month, one such webinar includes "On with the Show: How To — Earn Royalties from Live," in which members are introduced to the nature of live royalties.

PRS for Music’s charity partner, PRS Members’ Fund, alongside the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM), will host a series of webinars on creativity and mental health. With the aim of providing a safe space for members to reflect on the past year, "these sessions will help members to build confidence and deal with the inner critic, find their voice, understand what drives them, and build a network to stay connected with," according to the organization's website.

"We know the last 18 months have been incredibly difficult for all music creators, and for those who perform live, the devastating impact of the pandemic has been especially hard," said Andrea Czapary Martin, the CEO of PRS for Music. "The 'On with the Show' initiative is intended to provide support and resources to those finally taking to the stage again, as people slowly start to enjoy live music in a safe environment."

A list of the available webinars, as well as directions on how to register, can be found on PRS's website.