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PRS Launches De Paul Prize

PRS for Music Foundation and PRS for Music Members Benevolent Fund have launched the Lynsey de Paul Prize.

The career-developing prize has been set up to help emerging female singers / songwriters. Winners will receive a £2,000 development bursary and mentorship, with two two runners up each receiving a £500 development bursary.

Lynsey de Paul (pictured) was a multi-award winning songwriter who penned and performed 12 Top 20 hits including ‘Sugar Me’.

PRS for Music Foundation Executive Director Vanessa Reed said: “I’m delighted to be collaborating with PRS for Music Members Benevolent Fund on this new prize which will help young female singer-songwriters to work on new material and develop their career with the support of a mentor. Lynsey was determined to make her voice heard both as an artist and as PRS Board member for the last 8 years of her life. I’m sure she would have been proud of this prize and its encouragement of the next generation”.

The winner of the prize will be announced at an event on Thursday, September 10th at 2 Pancras Square, London. Find out more here.

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