Federation of Recorded Music Societies
(President - Julian Lloyd Webber)

Do you like Music?
Do you enjoy it more in the company of other like minded people?
A Recorded Music Society might be just the thing for you!

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EQUIPMENT SUPPORT
FRMS gratefully acknowledges support at its events from
Cambridge Audio and
PMC speakers

 

 

 

Meet Julian Lloyd Webber
our President

 

The Ilkley Music Weekend
Hosted by Yorkshire & NorthWest Region
(click above for information)

5 - 8 April 2019

This hugely successful Event is open to all FRMS Affiliate Members, Friends and Family and booking opens mid-October.

For further information, please contact the Event Co-ordinators:

Geoff Bateman (Programmes and Presenters) Eroica 1 South Road, Bradford BD9 4SU Tel 01274 783285 e-mail geoffbateman@blueyonder.co.uk

 

FRMS - WHO ARE WE?

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 Federation was formed in 1936 as the National Federation of Gramophone Societies. Although the title has 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 well over 100 societies continue to meet on a regular basis.

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ADVANTAGES OF AFFILIATION TO THE FRMS

The Federation was formed in 1936 as a voluntary association of societies in the British Isles for the purpose of protecting their interests and furthering their aims. Twenty-three Societies originally affiliated - now the number is well over 100. 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.

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FEATURED LINK

Each month we will highlight one of the links on our Links Page for your special attention.

Presto Classical

This is a website that speaks your language, 'underpinned by an evident love of music and the world of recordings' (Gramophone Magazine). No other site selling classical CDs and DVDs is arranged in such a logical and accessible format, where you can easily find lists of composers' works, compare different options, view recommendations and read reviews. We believe that you will find it one of the most user-friendly classical music sites on the internet.

LATEST NEWS

Images from 2018 AGM

FRMS Bulletin questionnaire

Images from YNWG Autumn Day

Southport Gramophone Society is 80 years old this month

Congratulation to Bury RMC on their 60th anniversary

Please note latest COPYRIGHT information

New Helpline poster

New Opera Links (from a reader)

Another opera link from a reader

RESOURCES

There is a wide range of resources which societies might find of value.

Starting your own society
Presenting a programme
Significant anniversaries for 2015
Free CDs and tapes are on offer as is a presentation to societies.from The George Lloyd Music Library
Presenters Panel
Useful database program for keeping track of programmes/presenters/pieces played
Music courses on DVD/CD

Notice from WebMaster re- colours

 

Useful Links to other music websites
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Secretary
WebMaster

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