Federation of Recorded Music Societies
(President - Julian Lloyd Webber)
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Meet Julian Lloyd Webber our new President
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 "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.
This site provides brief details about one of the most colourful English composers of the 20th Century. Recognised for the success of his opera, The Immortal Hour, and as founder and director of the original Glastonbury Festivals, you can find information about his life; a list of available approved commercial recordings and forthcoming known music events and projects which feature Rutland Boughton.
New Opera Links (from a reader)
There is a wide range of resources which societies might find of value.
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