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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FRMS gratefully acknowledges support at its events from
Cambridge Audio and
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Meet Julian Lloyd Webber
our President

 

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.

Havergal Brian Society

A comprehensive information source on the life, music and writings of this great British composer. The Havergal Brian Society (HBS) is one of the most active of British composer societies, having sponsored many recordings of his works over the last forty years. As a result of HBS activity, in late 2017 the last of Brian's 32 symphonies will be issued on CD, so completing a survey of his symphonic output. The Chairman of the HBS is always willing to give talks about Brian's life and works and may be contacted on Email

LATEST NEWS

Roderick Shaw 1924-2018


It is with regret that we have to record the death on 8th March of one of the Federation's Vice-Presidents,
Roderick Shaw.
Roderick was involved in the life of the Federation for over 60 years, including serving as Chairman from 1986 to 1993 before being elected as a
Vice-President in 1993.
We extend our sympathy to his wife, Thelma (a former Editor of the Bulletin), and members of his family
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Photos from YNWG Ilkley weekend

Congratulation to Bury RMC on their 60th anniversary

Images from AGM 2017

Images from YNWG Day

Oxfam for vinyl

Please note latest COPYRIGHT information

New Helpline poster

New Opera Links (from a reader)

Another opera link 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

Notice from WebMaster re- colours

 

Useful Links to other music websites
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WebMaster

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