Federation of Recorded Music Societies
you like Music?
Make sure you read the FRMS Bulletin - copies should be available via your Society Secretary
As President of the FRMS may I welcome you to our website, which is full of news about our activities and services on behalf of Recorded Music Societies everywhere. If you are not a member of one why not follow the link to find one near you and experience the extra pleasure of enjoying good music in the company of others. Our popular Music Weekend would be a great place to start. See you there!
The Federation of Recorded Music Societies (FRMS) can claim to have played its part in developing greater enthusiasm and understanding of recorded classical music over a substantial portion of the past century.
the "National Federation of Gramophone Societies", the Federation
was launched in 1936. Although the title has been changed to reflect
more recent developments, the aims of the movement have remained basically
unaltered and the attraction is still present in the 21st century as
over 200 societies continue to ply their trade.
ADVANTAGES OF AFFILIATION TO THE FRMS
Our main function is to manage licensing arrangements with Performing
Right Society Ltd (PRS) and Phonographic Performance Ltd (PPL) for the
licences necessary for performing recorded music in public, on terms
favourable to our members. The fees are greatly reduced from those normally
applied by these organisations for individual licences. A particular
benefit of this arrangement is that it is the society itself that is
licensed and not the premises. This means that the society is covered
for PRS and PPL wherever it chooses to meet.
Every so often we will highlight one of the links on our Links Page for your special attention.
Classic Records Quarterly is entirely and uniquely run by knowledgeable classical record enthusiasts, and it exists to serve all collectors who share our passions and interests.
We publish articles on great artists of the past; histories of record companies and labels; tales of rare recordings; interviews with famous producers and transfer engineers, and much else. We offer collector news from the UK, the Far East, the USA and Europe; and we provide audio news and surveys of the latest reproducing equipment in all formats. We review new DVD and CD issues containing pre-digital material, and we also discuss new LP and 78rpm re-pressing
CDs and tapes are on offer as is a presentation to societies.from
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