I agree that all producers/composers/song writers etc should become members of the PRS. I am a sound installation engineer that installs sound systems and jukeboxes into pubs and clubs. The revenue from the prs is not the only way that producers etc. can get royalties for there music. Most establishments have to pay fees to the Phonographic Performance ltd. (PPL - www.ppluk.com
). This is so that they can legally air music to their customers.
On a website such as this surely Djs should be encouraged to join as there is a lot of lost revenue that is not being retreived by djs who perform in many places. (some venues may not have paid their fees). Some producers are djs......surely these people know that when they are playing out royalties are being lost because fees to the ppl or prs have not been paid.
check out the ppl website liscensing page to see who needs to pay fees...... you may well be suprised to find who is included in these lists but it all boils down to whether you are broadcasting music in a non private environment or not.
paying ppl fees also eliminates the need for djs to send in set lists. The ppl fee will cover royalties for any music played by the fee payer.