The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #87321 Message #1629355
Posted By: s&r
17-Dec-05 - 06:14 AM
Thread Name: PRS at it again!!
Subject: RE: PRS at it again!!
As a festival we used PRS licensed premises. Set lists were furnished to PRS and everyone was happy. Then suddenly they unilaterally told us that we must tell the venues to suspend their PRS licence for the period of the Festival, and pay 3% of our gross ticket sales (which include camping, security, etc).
They also want additional payments for pub sessions, street dancing and workshops.
The extortion is the threat of legal action, which a voluntary festival cannot afford.