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New Peer Support Group for PRS and PCAM Members

Tonic Rider are providing a new online Peer Support Group for composers of applied music.


Starting Wednesday 25th October, Tonic Rider in partnership with the PRS Members’ Fund, Society for Producers and Composers of Applied Music (PCAM) and Music Minds Matter, will be delivering a new online six-week Peer Support Group exclusively for PRS members who are also members of PCAM.


The Peer Support Group aims to support composers of applied music by providing an open space for them to share their experiences with fellow professionals, including:

  • Heavy pressure to deliver exceptional creative output in very short amounts of time

  • Budget pressures that can creative anxiety around earnings

  • Judgements on artistic output

  • Threat of technology looking over producers’ and composers' future

  • Solitary working often leading to self criticism/isolation

“The working life of a composer can be extremely solitary, often leading to self-criticism and isolation. Increasing budget pressures create anxiety around earnings, and with the rise in inflation, the cost of running a business and surviving is harder than ever.


Heavy pressure to deliver exceptional creative output in short periods of time, coupled with increased competition sees a general lack of respect for composers' talent.


The muscle of big businesses that commission composers can be intimidating and with the threat of technology and its potential impact on composers’ work, the future seems incredibly bleak.


I highly recommend joining this six-week Peer Support Group, facilitated by mental health professionals.”


Start date: Wednesday 25th October (Six-week group) Time: 12:00 - 1:30pm (Online)


To register your interest for this PRS / PCAM Peer Support Group, please click below.


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