PRS for Music and Spotify came together to host the first ever Who We Be Songwriting Sessions to celebrate the very best in Rap, R&B, Grime and Afrobeats across the UK. The sessions gave some of the finest artists, songwriters and producers the chance to collaborate at the famous RAK Studios in London, across three days (1-3 October).
The sessions were curated by, AOD, Alicai Harley, Big Narstie, Big Zuu, Camille Purcell, Cillian, Conducta, EY, Frisco, iO, KrizBeatz, Lioness, Maverick Sabre, Moelogo, Nadia Rose, P2J, Preditah, Remedee, Rocco, Savanna, Scott Supreme & Scott Styles, Shakka, Sharna Bass, Show N Prove, Skengdo x AM, SL, Still Greedy, TSB, Yizzy.
Martin Maguire, Head of Publisher Support & Relationships, PRS for Music, said: “We celebrate and champion talent across every genre of music at PRS. It’s impressive to see the true power of collaboration; the caliber of music that came out of these studio sessions was phenomenal.”
Safiya Lambie-Knight, Artist and Label Marketing Lead, Urban at Spotify, said: “The Who We Be brand is continuing to evolve and has grown massively since our first live show at Alexandra Palace back in 2017. We’re thrilled that we have been able to build out different areas of the brand, taking it from one of the most listened to playlists to a critically acclaimed podcast – Who We Be TALKS_ – and now partnering with PRS for Music to create this incredible opportunity for songwriters. It’s a massive milestone for the brand and we’re looking forward to continue helping artists to grow.”
Representing the rights of over 140,000 songwriters, composers, producers and music publishers in the UK and across the world, PRS for Music actively engages with its members in a variety of ways to help them further their careers and expand their creativity. Collaborative events like this not only serve as a platform for new hits to be written, but encourage new creative relationships to continue and develop into the future.