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

 

 

 

 

Initial meeting of Graham Kiteley , Jim Bostwick and Allan Child with FRMS President Julian Lloyd Webber

We have received the sad news of the death of Edward Greenfield OBE who was our President from 1997 until 2009.

An obituary can be read at

www.theguardian.com/music/2015/jul/02/edward-greenfield

 


Daventry update

Next FRMS Music Weekend

22nd-24th April 2016

 

 

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.

Opera Nostalgia

What is this site about? Well, the name says it all. We will remember singers from the past but we will also note today’s operatic news and discuss future plans of interest.

Nostalgia items is what we mainly offer though ranging from reviews of cd’s, books, dvd’s, photos, singer profiles, discographies and much more dealing with legendary and not so legendary singers of yesteryear and yes, today as well.

LATEST NEWS

Ipswich RMS celebrate their 70th year

Central Region Autumn Day

Forthcoming events at the
English Music Festival

Stockport RMS 70th anniversary lunch - pictures

YNWRG Autumn Day
Programme and booking form available

Letchworth RMS 50th Anniversary

Please note latest COPYRIGHT information

New Helpline poster

New Opera Links (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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