PRS’ Highly Paid Staffers Vs Poorly Paid Musicians
“Do the maths and you find that the average annual wage (including security and benefits) of a PRS For Music employee in 2014 was £56,260 (€80,159).” (MusicBusinessWorldwide)
Music rights collection agency PRS (equivalent to Germany’s GEMA) reveals how the 47% of the total money they paid out in 2014, was split between their 615 staff (though PRS For Music CEO Robert Ashcroft received a £765,000 basic salary).
“Our main goal is to help artists understand that the music business is two worlds: it’s music, but you’ve got to understand the business as well. Because if you don’t, you’re going to be very poor, very quickly.” (Exberliner)
Pitchshifter founder Mark Clayden explains the philosophy behind music education school British and Irish Modern Music Institute (BIMM), who he recently joined as manager of their new Berlin branch.