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

FRMS weekend
at Ilkley

3 - 5 April 2020

Programme and booking forms here

 

New feature - stories from the societies

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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.

Music Weekend Seminars

If you are looking for music weekends that are both stimulating and rewarding, held in peaceful, comfortable, congenial surroundings and reasonably priced, then you might like to consider contacting Professor Gerald Seaman for details on Email

LATEST NEWS

Newspaper report of AGM 2019

Pictures from AGM 2019

The FRMS officers and committee salute the City of London Phonograph & Gramophone Society on achieving 100 years

Norwich Opera Club celebrates
50 years in 2020

Stone RMS celebrate their 75th anniversary

Ripley CMG celebrate their 70th anniversary

Another good article on the benefits of vinyl

Watch great great grandson of Liszt playing La Campanella
(lower down same page him playing at age 7)

American website with useful technical information on turntables

Please note latest COPYRIGHT information

New Helpline poster

New Opera Links (from a reader)

Another opera link from a reader

Composer information
(from a reader)

RESOURCES

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

Starting your own society
Presenting a programme
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
Email Contacts
Secretary
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