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PRSF chief takes new role in US

20 May 2019

PRS FOUNDATION chief executive Vanessa Reed is leaving the charity after 11 years, to take up a post as president and CEO of New Music USA. During her time at PRS she spearheaded programmes such as Momentum, which provides grants of £5,000-15,000 to help emerging artistes progress, and Women Make Music, which aims to address gender balance.

Reed is also known for her initiative Keychange, which encourages festivals and music organisations to achieve a 50/50 gender balance by 2022. She will continue to be involved in the programme in a voluntary role as honorary chair.

“I believe that music, like every art form, deserves specialist resources and advocates that offer support, build new connections and create a better future for its creators, practitioners and audiences,” says Reed. 

PRS Foundation has distributed more than £32 million in funding to over 6,800 projects across the last 19 years.

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