Robertson Taylor W&P Longreach (RT) are the leading International Entertainment Insurance Broker serving the Music, Live Event, Film TV, Theatre, Sport and Entertainment industries. With over 37 years’ experience and offices worldwide, RT has provided insurance and risk management advice to more top grossing artists, tours and events than any other insurance broker. They have insured 9 out of the top 10 grossing tours of all time and through their innovative approach continue to attract emerging acts. Their list of up and coming artists is as impressive as their established and internationally renowned client base. Further information can be found at www.rtworldwide.com
Event Organiser and Producer, City Showcase provides not-for-profit year round support and opportunities for emerging creatives through City Showcase: Markets including Soho Flea Market and Dalston Christmas Market and at music events and workshops including Spotlight London and Finding The Future. Through its music, it is responsible for helping break some of the best names into the industry since 2003. The City Showcase festival has hosted hundreds of new musicians performing in Central London, covering a range of musical genres. Artists that have previously taken part include Amy Winehouse, Keane, Laura Marling, Gabriella Cilmi, N-Dubz, Newton Faulkner, Ray LaMontagne, Razorlight, Hot Chip, Scouting For Girls, Gabrielle Aplin, Hudson Taylor, Foxes, Nick Brewer and Seth Lakeman.
The Musicians’ Union is a globally-respected organisation which represents over 30,000 musicians working in all sectors of the music business. As well as negotiating on behalf of musicians with all the major employers in the industry, the MU offers a range of services tailored for the self-employed by providing assistance for professional and student musicians of all ages. The Musicians’ Union has specialist full-time officials available to immediately tackle the issues raised by musicians working in the live arena, the recording studio, or when writing and composing.
PPL is the music licensing company which works on behalf of record companies and performers to license recorded music played in public (at pubs, nightclubs, restaurants, shops, offices and many other business types) and broadcast (on TV, radio and online) across the UK. Our members include major record labels and independents as well as globally successful performers and session musicians, ranging from orchestral players to percussionists and singers. PPL also operates an international royalty collection service helping members to get paid when their music is played internationally.
PRS for Music represents the rights of 111,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in the UK. As a membership organisation it ensures creators are paid whenever their music is played, performed or reproduced, championing the importance of copyright to protect and support the UK music industry. The UK has a proud tradition of creating wonderful music that is enjoyed the world over and PRS for Music has been supporting the creators of that music since 1914.
PRS for Music provides business and community groups with easy access to over 10m songs through its music licences. In an industry worth over £3.5bn PRS for Music is uniquely placed to be a voice for music and music creators. Collecting £664.3m in 2014, PRS for Music is one of the world’s most efficient combined rights organisations. With over 100 representation agreements in place globally, PRS for Music’s network represents over two million music creators.