Original article from: http://www.m-magazine.co.uk/news/prs-music-ppl-host-lord-mayors-show-float/
PRS for Music and PPL are to host the Championing Music float at the Lord Mayor’s Show in central London.
Taking place on Saturday 12 November, the event will see a parade running from the City of London to Westminster that will include 180 horses, 164 vehicles, jazz bands, steam engines, sports cars and even a replica Blackpool Tower.
With the theme of this year’s Lord Mayor’s Show being ‘music’, the event takes on special significance for PRS for Music and PPL who welcome respected composer Dr Andrew Parmley as the new Lord Mayor of the City of London. This will be the first time in the event’s 801-year history that a composer has been inaugurated as Lord Mayor.
The PRS for Music and PPL Championing Music float will celebrate the benefits music brings to a host of different UK industries, from big businesses through to small independent start-ups.
On the float, PRS for Music and PPL member Tony Momrelle will perform hits from his latest BBC Radio 2 playlisted album Keep Pushing.
In the lead up to their next official release (February 2017), electro folk pop troubadours Coco and the Butterfields will also be performing.
Paul Clements, PRS for Music’s commercial director, said: ‘We are delighted to join with our partners at PPL to host Tony Momrelle on our float at this year’s Lord Mayor’s Show. There is a musical theme to the show and with Dr Andrew Parmley holding such impressive musical credentials, the 801st Lord Mayor’s Show felt like the perfect occasion to celebrate our collective successes of the last year.
‘Championing Music continues to be at the heart of both organisations, collecting ever-increasing amounts of revenue on behalf of the creators of music and enabling businesses across the UK to enjoy music. We look forward to celebrating this iconic event and working even more closely with PPL in 2017.’
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