PRS for Music is home to some of the world’s best songwriters, composers and music publishers, and a repertoire of more than 14 million songs, of every imaginable genre and style.
PRS for Music is a membership organisation that plays a crucial role in making sure that songwriters, composers and music publishers earn a livelihood from the music that people live, shop, eat and work by. How? By making it easy for those who benefit from music to buy a PRS for Music licence – and support the songwriters, composers and publishers who make it possible.
Who are we?
PRS for Music was founded in 1914 to collect and distribute royalties to the people who create the music that we love – from established artists to fledgling new talent. We represent more than 118,000 members who rely on us to earn a living for their craft.
The PRS for Music licence makes it easier for businesses, broadcasters and companies to pay for the use of songwriters’ musical compositions and lyrics, for the benefit of their audiences, products, customers and staff.
In this way, over the span of a century, PRS for Music has been ensuring that music creators are fairly paid whenever their work is played, performed or reproduced: supporting the continued creation of wonderful music that brings our homes, streets businesses and neighbourhoods to life.PRS For Music