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 "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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The company now has six main labels, distribution in many countries (since February 2013 as part of the Naxos Global Distribution network), and an ever-increasing list of new projects, but the two founding principles remain: the company looks to produce recordings of rare and unusual music of quality, and is also artist-led. We trust our artists to know their audience and their repertoire, and act as the vehicle by which they can reach out to a larger audience.
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