Federation of Recorded Music Societies

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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FRMS ORGANISATION

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FRMS BACKGROUND INFORMATION

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SUPPORTERS OF FRMS
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Arts in Residence
Dutton
EM Records
Hyperion
Naxos
Wyastone

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

 

Daventry update

Next FRMS Music Weekend

24 - 26 April 2015

Watch this space for more information

 

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.

As 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.
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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.
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FEATURED LINK

Every so often we will highlight one of the links on our Links Page for your special attention.

The Lennox Berkeley Society

Sir Lennox Berkeley (1903-1989) was of partly French descent and studied in Paris with Nadia Boulanger, where he was influenced by Ravel and Poulenc and by the neo-classical style of Stravinsky. The 1940s and 1950s were his vintage years and during that time he composed many of his major orchestral and choral works. The Lennox Berkeley Society was formed in 2000 to promote and support recordings and performances of his music. The Society's website lists over 150 recordings of his works and gives details of performances and membership.

LATEST NEWS

FRMS New President is
Julian Lloyd Webber

Photographs from AGM 2014

Photographs from YRG Autumn Day

Please note latest COPYRIGHT information

Advanced programme information for YRG Ilkley weekend 2015

Joan Hocquard, Bournemouth GS member is 106 years old
See next Bulletin for details

New Helpline poster

New Opera Links (from a reader)

RESOURCES

Starting your own society

Presenting a programme

Presenters Panel

Significant anniversaries for 2015

Free CDs and tapes are on offer as is a presentation to societies.from
The George Lloyd Music Library

High quality videos of live concerts

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
WebMaster

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