As your Chief Executive – and with our wider PRS Team – we wanted to make sure we are supporting you through these difficult and unusual times. Over the last month we’ve heard from a number of you struggling to make ends meet and we want to help.
We’ve come together with our partners at the PRS Members’ Fund and the PRS Foundation to launch the PRS Emergency Relief Fund.
This money is available to PRS members globally and will be offered in grants of up to £1000 each, depending on need.
The PRS Emergency Relief Fund is open to those who:
• have been a PRS writer member for at least two years
• have earned at least £500 of royalties within the last two years
• are suffering genuine hardship from loss of income due to the coronavirus pandemic
Establishing this new PRS Emergency Relief Fund is part of a wider plan to support members during the coming weeks, with further measures being worked on.
To find out more about the PRS Emergency Relief Fund and apply for a grant go to our website.
The entire PRS team is focussed on processing and paying royalties to members as normal and mid-April’s payment will proceed as usual. If you’re due royalties, we’re planning to show the amount you’ll be paid on your member homepage on Wednesday 8 April.
This is the first step we’re talking to help to you, our members. We hope this will also act as a catalyst for the wider music industry to do more.
We know you look to PRS for Music for leadership, for support and to be the best and most trusted collecting society in the world.
Stay safe, stay healthy. Take care of each other.
Andrea C. Martin
PRS for Music