How to release your music and get paid event at Cafe Indiependent

Release your music and get paid

PRS for Music, The Musicians’ Union and Higher Rhythm are delighted to invite you to ‘How To Release Your Music and Get Paid’.

About this Event

Now more than ever before, musicians and artists are taking a DIY approach to creating, releasing and exploiting their music. Some are self-releasing with hopes of securing a future record deal, but others see it as a long-term strategy for their careers. Either way, if you are planning to release your own music then it’s vital you understand some fundamentals about the way the music industry works. It’s obviously beneficial to know how your music can generate revenue.

19.00 – Doors Open

19.15 – 20.15 – Mind Your Own Business

In this session, The Musicians’ Union will explain how record labels and music publishers make their money and how independent artists can do the same.

Topics covered:

Copyright law and protecting your work.

The difference between Master Rights and Publishing Rights (PRS, MCPS and PPL).

The business models behind record labels and music publishers (and how that applies to you).

Artists agreements and performers’ permissions you need to secure before you can release.

20.15 – 20.30 – Break

20.30 – 21.30 – How To Get the Most from PRS Membership

In this session, PRS for Music will take you through the practicalities of self service using the PRSfM website.

Topics covered:

Registering or amending works.

Searching the PRSfM works database.

Reporting performance usage.

ClaimING unpaid royalties.

This evening will conclude with networking drinks.

Attendance to this event is free, but numbers are limited so it’s essential you book a space if you wish to come along.

If you have any questions or specific access requirements, please email PRS for Music at

We look forward to seeing you there.


Date And Time

Thu, 12 March 2020
19:00 – 22:00 GMT


Cafe Indie
169-173 High Street 
DN15 6EH