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GUEST,Tom Bliss PRS call for a Busking Day (82* d) RE: PRS call for a Busking Day 16 Jun 10

Hmm, must be that customer account thing I was thinking of. Though you could fill it in for the landlord if you wanted, I suppose. If you wanted to influence change you could bombard the PRS with set lists for every gig - in fact why don't we start a campaign now. Everyone who does paid gigs but is not a member of PRS should email their set list, with writer/arranger details to

If they are being advised of public performances of members works they have a duty to act.

They should add a footnote at the bottom of every email requesting immediate implementation of the proposed free transferrable Club Licence, in which Public Domain works can be played without royalty (hah!) as long as the event is free entry.

(This was about to be launched about this time last year, but I was asked to keep mum about it for a while longer, but as I have written to Debbie Malloy three times asking for an update without reply I now feel I can absolve myself of this purdah).

Yes, I've asked for the database not only to be available for all to view, but even more importantly for it to be

a) policed by PRS (at the moment you'll see lots of erroneous 'attributions' which have got there because reports have been made by people who don't know who the writers are, as well as a few scallywags either having a go or genuinely 'confused' about arrangements) to show only the correct legal owner/s of the right.

b) to include sound clips, first to differentiate between, say, Fiddlers Green by JC, and, possibly, another totally different goth/death metal track of the same name, and secondly so that we can have some reference for arrangements of trad works.


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