How to release your music and get paid

Wednesday 14 November, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
John Peel Centre
Church Walk
Stowmarket IP14 1ET
Box Office
01449 774 678
How to release your music and get paid @ John Peel Centre

Join PRS for Music and the Musicians Union to find out how the business operates and how to make it work better for you.

Now more than ever before, musicians and artists are taking a DIY approach to creating, releasing and exploiting their music. Some are self-releasing now with hopes of securing a future record deal, but others see it as a long-term strategy for their careers. Either way, if you are planning to release your own music then it’s vital you understand some fundamentals about the way the music industry works and how your music can generate revenue.

19.00: Doors open

19.15 – 20.15: Mind your own business
The Musicians’ Union explain how record labels and music publishers make their money and how independent artists can do the same.

20.30 – 21.30: How to get the most from PRS membership
PRS for Music will introduce you to the UK’s major collection societies and explain how musical royalties are generated, collected and paid.

This evening will conclude with networking.

Attendance to this event is free, but numbers are limited. Register for your free ticket at:


Please note that this event has not been organised by the John Peel Centre, and all aspects of it are the responsibility of the hirer

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