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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Meet Julian Lloyd Webber
our President

Daventry update

Next FRMS Music Weekend
21st - 23rd April 2017

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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

Each month we will highlight one of the links on our Links Page for your special attention.

William Alwyn Society

In the more than ten years since his death Alwyn's works have become known to more music lovers than ever before, not least because of the pioneering series of CHANDOS recordings. Concert performances of his music unfortunately remain few and far between, but there has always been recognition of his huge contribution to the world of film music - between 1936 and 1962 he composed more than 200 scores for documentary or feature films. It is hoped that this society will encourage you to not only share your appreciation of your favourite Alwyn works but to explore those that are less familiar to you - this, of course, includes Alwyn's prose and poetry writing and his painting.

LATEST NEWS

Update on Scottish Music Day
6 May 2017

Latest FRMS newsletter

AGM 2016 - Pictures from the day

Y&NRG Autumn Day
photographs from the day

Y&NRG Ilkley 2017 - update

Link to external review of Daventry

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

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