PRS for Music has made a strategic partnership with MySpace.

The partnership aims to promote MySpace as the online destination to share and discover music, and underline the importance of PRS for Music membership for songwriters on MySpace.

With more than a million registered bands in the U.K., MySpace is the most popular channel for new acts to showcase and promote their work. PRS for Music currently has 65,000 members.

The partnership is set to run for 12 months and follows the recent completion of a PRS for Music license for the launch of MySpace Music in the U.K.

The arrangement will involve communicating to new writers and musicians on MySpace the importance of PRS for Music membership, and driving MySpace usage by demonstrating to existing PRS members the value of using the social network.

The collaboration will also provide benefits to PRS members including songwriting master classes, competitions and cross-promotional activities throughout the year.

"This partnership represents a real opportunity to reach new song writers who are already creating and sharing their music online," said Jez Bell, director broadcast and online, at PRS for Music in a statement.

"MySpace is an incredibly powerful tool for the U.K.'s songwriting community and both organizations are passionate about supporting new musical talent. We look forward to working together to encourage its use, and explaining the real value of PRS for Music to potential new members."