PRS FOUNDATION (PRSF), the charity division of performance royalty society PRS For Music, has expanded its activity across mainland Europe in a bid to increase opportunities for the emerging UK acts it supports.
PRSF is joining the Netherlands-based European Talent Exchange Programme (ETEP), which helps artistes to access new markets they would not otherwise easily reach.
The foundation also works with Dutch showcase festival and conference Eurosonic Noorderslag, from which ETEP emerged and where it holds its annual showcase this month.
“By joining these European networks – which include over 100 festivals and promoters – we are significantly extending development, collaboration and export opportunities for UK artistes who want to take their first steps into European markets,” says PRSF chief executive Vanessa Reed.
PRSF also represents the UK’s music export agencies in the European Music Export Exchange, a network of 20 country export offices working to increase the circulation of European repertoire.