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!

 

Make sure you read the FRMS Bulletin - copies should be available via your Society Secretary


FRMS ORGANISATION

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EVENTS

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FRMS BACKGROUND INFORMATION

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SUPPORTERS OF FRMS
(Advertisers in the Bulletin)

Arts in Residence
Dutton
EM Records
Hyperion
Naxos
Wyastone

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

Welcome
from Lyndon Jenkins

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!

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Daventry update

Next FRMS Music Weekend

Book the dates now -
9th-11th May 2014

Same great hotel, same great prices

Artistes will include

Michael Kennedy CBE eminent writer and broadcaster
Tamsin Waley-Cohen
acclaimed young violinist
Jeffrey Skidmore
founder of choral group Ex Cathedra
Malcolm Walker
former Editor of 'Gramophone' magazine
and of course
Our President - Lyndon Jenkins

Click here for printable flyer & booking forms

 

FRMS AGM 2014

The AGM 2014 will be in Southport in November 2014.
Super resort, great hotel, several cultural activities planned

FURTHER DETAILS WILL BE POSTED OUT SHORTLY

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.

classissima.com

An enormous musical resource with thousands of links to other websites.

LATEST NEWS

Yorkshire Regional Group has highly successful meeting at new venue - see pictures

Tony Baines - New Vice President

Congratulations to Ulverston Jazz Appreciation Society - 25 years

New Helpline poster

Special event - West Surrey Region

Advance notice of Scottish Regonal Day

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

 

 

 

 

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