is one of the two main collecting societies for music in the UK.
It licenses musical works and administers the royalties when such works are played in public or broadcast, for example on the radio or television.
PRS Guitars begins like any American success story.
From humble beginnings of making his first guitar by any means necessary (including for college credits) Paul Reed Smith has built up his company from the ground up to the third largest manufacturer of guitars in the world.
The Competition and Markets Authority ( gave undertakings allowing its members to administer their own live performing rights, as well as making other commitments over its corporate governance and the provision of information to the Office of Fair Trading (now the ).
We here at The Guitar Sanctuary have a long history with PRS guitars.K.’s Top 40 singles to various torrent sites and distributing tracks through his own website. Since beginning its own takedown program in 2011, British labels trade body BPI has sent 450 million notices to Google and Microsoft’s Bing, with over 82 million URLs sent to Google last year alone."Smith is the only manufacturer so far to successfully blend the design characteristics of the Les Paul and Stratocaster guitars into a wholly new and different model that borrows from both, but copies neither....The review has not been examining wider issues relating to the Collective Rights Management Directive will effectively address the areas and concerns covered by the undertakings.The group has therefore provisionally decided that the undertakings are no longer required.