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.
Each month we will highlight one of the links on our Links Page for your special attention.
In the more than ten years since his death Alwyn's works have become known to more music lovers than ever before, not least because of the pioneering series of CHANDOS recordings. Concert performances of his music unfortunately remain few and far between, but there has always been recognition of his huge contribution to the world of film music - between 1936 and 1962 he composed more than 200 scores for documentary or feature films. It is hoped that this society will encourage you to not only share your appreciation of your favourite Alwyn works but to explore those that are less familiar to you - this, of course, includes Alwyn's prose and poetry writing and his painting.
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