Sheffield musician Nicholas Noble has become the 100,000th member of a very exclusive society.
Nicholas – who with Sean D’Souza Walsh, Josh and Joel Cana makes up Sheffield band The Gentlemen – is delighted to be number 100,000 of PRS for Music, the society of songwriters, composers and music publishers which includes stars including Paul McCartney and Adele.
He said: “I can’t believe I am PRS for Music’s 100,000th member!
“My dad, Keith, is a songwriter too.
“He sang in the Screaming Abdabs who went on to become Pink Floyd – he has been nagging me for years to join after one of his songs in the 60s achieved PRS for Music awards and several million radio plays.
“The Gentlemen have recently released our new single, Lights of Tokyo, which is getting some great support.
“We’re proud to be members of such a key music institution – this is really important right now.”
PRS for Music membership director Mark Lawrence added: “This is a historic milestone for PRS for Music – and reminds us what we have achieved in the 100 years.
He added: “Our songwriters are a huge global success story, being heard in more places than ever – across TV, radio, live and online.
“Whether they are producing film soundtracks, writing a number one UK chart hit or are playing sold-out stadiums around the world, PRS for Music members soundtrack our lives.”
For a £30 one-off fee anyone writing, composing or music can become a PRS member.
The society tracks performances and use of music through set lists and music licensing.
n South Yorkshire makes up 10 per cent of PRS for Music’s membership.