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How to Release Your Music and Get Paid

Newcastle upon Tyne

07 Nov 2019

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

A joint workshop by the Musicians’ Union (MU) and PRS for Music, exploring the issues that may affect artists releasing their own music.

Now more than ever before, musicians and artists are taking a DIY approach to creating, releasing and exploiting their music. Some are self-releasing now with hopes of securing a future record deal, but others see it as a long-term strategy for their careers.

Either way, if you are planning to release your own music then it’s vital you understand some fundamentals about the way the music industry works and how your music can generate revenue.

If the first half of the workshop, the MU will explain how record labels and music publishers make their money and how independent artists can do the same. In the second half, PRS for Music will take you through the practicalities of self service using the PRSfM website.

The evening will conclude with networking drinks.

How to attend

Admission to this event is free.

If you have any questions or specific access requirements, please contact the North of England Regional Office on 0161 236 1764 or email

Event location

The Cluny, 36 Lime St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2PQ

Book your place

Join the MU for £1