Federation of Recorded Music Societies
(President - Julian Lloyd Webber)
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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.
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.
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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A Unique New Sound.-Since it was founded in 1995, the British independent CD label SOMM Recordings has captured everyone's imagination. Its aim is to share with you the joy of classical music and the delight of discovering fresh repertoire, performed by artists of talent and scholarship. SOMM receives frequent accolades worldwide from collectors, music lovers, critics and the media for recordings of quality, style and originality.
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