PRS for musicthe UK-based organization which represents the rights of over 160,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers around the world, announces that The Bungalow have won their £10,000 Back to Live Music Venue award for the ‘Scotland.
The national recovery-focused competition was launched by PRS for music to give independent music venues across the UK the chance to win one of six prizes of up to £10,000 and inject much-needed financial support into venues dedicated to improving music experiences by directly in their local communities.
Bungalow managers Tommy McGrory and Alan McEwan plan to use the £10,000 PRS for the Music Back to Live Music Venue award to improve the experience for musicians at the venue by renovating the space and renewing the bottom line available.
An iconic 70s/80s punk venue known for its rebellious attitude, The Bungalow has hosted globally recognized names from The Fall to The Damned to Echo and the Bunnymen. Today, The Bungalow is run as a community-owned project to protect its musical heritage with the majority of the staff musicians themselves. It runs educational music business workshops for music creators to encourage the continued support and development of local talent. Emerging artists and bands are regulars on the lineup.