PRS Foundation receives Outstanding Contribution to Charity Award at Music Week Awards
PRS Foundation CEO, Vanessa Reed collects the award on behalf of the organisation at the awards ceremony
PRS Foundation, the UK’s leading charitable funder of new music and talent development, was awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Charity Award at this year’s Music Week Awards held at Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane last night.
The winner of the Outstanding Contribution to Charity Award is chosen by the Music Week team, and bestowed upon a charity that they feel has made a significant impact within the eligibility period, and has worked with the music industry to facilitate this.
PRS Foundation’s CEO, Vanessa Reed who collected the award at the ceremony on behalf of the organisation said,
“We at PRS Foundation are truly honoured to be given this award and to be recognised by Music Week for the charitable work we do in enabling UK artists, songwriters and composers from all backgrounds to fulfil their potential.
We wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for PRS for Music’s unwavering support as our major donor, our new partnership with PPL and the collaborations we’ve developed across the industry with Spotify, PledgeMusic and BBC Music to name but a few.
Recent research has revealed that only 18% of those working in music and the performing arts are from a working-class background and the diverse next generation of songwriters and artists that we’re funding isn’t fully reflected by the industry. I hope this award will raise awareness of the crucial support we’re providing and pave the way for new collaborations and partnerships which could benefit us all.”
Music Week’s Editor, Mark Sutherland said,
“We are delighted to be able to bestow this thoroughly deserved award on the PRS Foundation at this year’s Music Week Awards. Diversity, alongside the encouragement of new artists and songwriters are two themes that are incredibly important to Music Week and the music industry, and the contribution that PRS Foundation makes on these fronts is unparalleled.”
The Music Week Awards recognise excellence within the Music Industry and are firmly established as the unrivalled badge of quality and inspiration for the music sector. These respected awards were launched to raise standards across the industry by showcasing top class performance and innovation.