Good morning Gemmers
We have been following this thread with interest and have great sympathy
with the plight of small museums. However, our third partner in Sun Jester
is a musician who is registered with the PRS. Like her, most working
musicians are not mega-stars and the PRS is the medium (albeit imperfect) by
which she receives a small fee to acknowledge when her work is played in a
public environment. It is rather like use of copyright images/text. After
all, would you not expect at least an acknowledgement if not a fee, if one
of your copyrighted images were used? Many working musicians have also been
impacted by the demand for PPL on smaller venues who have decided to give up
on live music events as well.
As ever, sometimes these things are not quite as simple as they seem. The
only constant truth being perhaps that the little people and organisations
are always at the bottom of the heap!
Have a good (if musically quiet) day!
Consultants for Lifelong Learning
12 Ascott Road, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP20 1HX
Tel: 01296 423118
"Anyone who tries to make a distinction between education and entertainment
doesn't know the first thing about either". - Herbert Marshall McLuhan