Federation of Recorded Music Societies
(President - Julian Lloyd Webber)

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Meet Julian Lloyd Webber
our President

FRMS weekend
at Ilkley

3 - 5 April 2020

Top programme in preparation

Watch this space for details

 

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.

The Federation was formed in 1936 as the National Federation of Gramophone Societies. Although the title has 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 well over 100 societies continue to meet on a regular basis.

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ADVANTAGES OF AFFILIATION TO THE FRMS

The Federation was formed in 1936 as a voluntary association of societies in the British Isles for the purpose of protecting their interests and furthering their aims. Twenty-three Societies originally affiliated - now the number is well over 100. 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.

The Lennox Berkeley Society

Sir Lennox Berkeley (1903-1989) was of partly French descent and studied in Paris with Nadia Boulanger, where he was influenced by Ravel and Poulenc and by the neo-classical style of Stravinsky. The 1940s and 1950s were his vintage years and during that time he composed many of his major orchestral and choral works. The Lennox Berkeley Society was formed in 2000 to promote and support recordings and performances of his music. The Society's website lists over 150 recordings of his works and gives details of performances and membership.

LATEST NEWS

Watch great great grandson of Liszt playing La Campanella

American website with useful technical information on turntables

2019 AGM letter and choice forms

Images from YNWG Ilkley Weekend

Please note latest COPYRIGHT information

New Helpline poster

New Opera Links (from a reader)

Another opera link from a reader

Composer information (from a reader)

RESOURCES

There is a wide range of resources which societies might find of value.

Starting your own society
Presenting a programme
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

 

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