Federation of Recorded Music Societies
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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 "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.
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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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.
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