On March 29th, the UK's performing rights organisation, PRS, announced a significant reduction in joining fees for songwriters and composers aged 25 or younger. The new rate is just £30, providing a more accessible entry point to the music industry for the next generation of creators.
The decision to lower fees comes after receiving feedback from young songwriters and composers and demonstrates PRS's commitment to supporting emerging talent.
Michelle Escoffery, President of the PRS Members' Council, emphasises the responsibility we all share in fostering new talent: "We have a duty to support and encourage the next generation of music creators. PRS members will drive the talent pipeline forward for the next 100 years."
If you're a composer looking to learn more about how PRS can support you, check out our article: The Role of PRS for Media Composers in the UK.