Chamber’s partnership with PRS for Music

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  • File photograph by Blaire Simmons

    File photograph by Blaire Simmons


PRS for Music will protect the rights of music creators at Harbour Nights 2017.

The Bermuda Chamber of Commerce announced a partnership with the collecting society that represents the rights of more than two million songwriters, composers and music publishers across the globe through its networks.

According to the Chamber, 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.

Kendaree Burgess, executive director at the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce, stated: “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.”

PRS for Music is the appointed collecting society for Bermuda, giving local businesses and community groups the right to use more than 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.

Harbour Nights takes place every Wednesday from May to August, from 7pm to 10pm, and includes a wide variety of live performances by local and sometimes international bands.

Karen Buse, executive director of membership and international, PRS for Music, said: “We are excited to be supporting Harbour Nights 2017 and to enable our members’ works to be used throughout this special event.

“Bermuda is home to some incredible musical talent and we are happy to be able to have a prominent presence in Bermuda’s music scene.”

Anyone interested in learning more about PRS for Music should visit www.prsformusic.com/our-global-network/prs-managed-territories.

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Published Jun 12, 2017 at 2:00 pm (Updated Jun 12, 2017 at 2:00 pm)

Chamber’s partnership with PRS for Music

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