Michelle Escoffery, the Ivor Novello Award-winning singer, songwriter and composer is the new President of the PRS Members’ Council.

Michelle Escoffery
Michelle Escoffery
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In the newly created role, Escoffery will be a voice and advocate for PRS for Music’s songwriter, composer and publisher community. The organisation works to ensure that creators are paid whenever their musical compositions and songs are streamed, downloaded, broadcast, performed and played in public.

In 2019, 18.8 trillion performances of music were reported to PRS for Music with a staggering £810.8m collected on behalf of its members, making it one of the world’s leading music collective management organisations.

“Escoffery is the perfect ally for musicians.”

Escoffery’s role as President of the Member’s Council is a varied one. She will act as an ambassador for members across all genres and levels of experience, helping to turn ideas into actions and shaping the role to truly benefit those the organisation serves.

With her extensive knowledge and experience of the UK music scene, Escoffery is the perfect ally for musicians. Starting her career as a member of family singing group, ‘The Escoffery’s’, she has more than three decades of experience in the music industry.

Winning an Ivor Novello Award for PRS for Music’s “Most Performed Work 2002” for the song Just a Little, performed by Liberty X, Escoffery has also penned songs for acts including Tina Turner, All Saints, Beverley Knight and Artful Dodger.

Outside of her new role, Escoffery was inducted into the Music Week Women in Music 2020 Roll of Honour and is also an educator. She is currently Module Leader for the Commercial Songwriting and Production MA degree at Tileyard, Europe’s biggest writing and creative community.

“It is a true honour to be appointed as President of the PRS Members’ Council.”

She is also a panel judge for this year’s Young Songwriter Competition 2021; the leading international songwriting competition for 8–18-year-olds.

Speaking about her new role, Michelle Escoffery, said: “It is a true honour to be appointed as President of the PRS Members’ Council. As President, I will work to solidify relationships between our membership and the Members’ Council, bring more relevance to younger writers and further develop a rich culture of diversity on all levels, reflecting our membership from the top down.”

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