Advertise in the Selected Artists guide

Each year our member groups put on over 20,000 events and spend £18.7m engaging professional artists.

Why the Selected Artists guide?

The Selected Artists guide is published by Making Music - the UK's organisation for amateur music groups - and distributed annually to more than 3,000 decision-makers in member groups, to aid them in choosing artists for the seasons ahead. With these groups spending around £18m each year on engaging professional artists, there are few better places to advertise your services. 

Who'll see my advert?

The guide is distributed to our 3,000+ music groups and reaches the people directly responsible for arranging concerts and booking artists: both those looking for recitalists and those looking to engage an orchestral or choral soloist.

As well as being sent out as a print edition (in May 2017), the guide will be published online - available to, and in constant use by, promoters throughout the concert planning period from May 2018 to June 2019.

What are the options?

Back outside cover (185mm high x 130mm wide)£400 plus VAT
Back inside cover (185mm high x 130mm wide)£450 plus VAT
Full page (185mm high x 130mm wide)£350 plus VAT
½ page (90mm high x 130mm wide)£250 plus VAT
¼ page (90mm high x 62mm wide)£150 plus VAT

If the advertisement does not come fully complete in terms of layout and it is necessary for the Making Music designer to work on it, there will be an extra charge of up to £50 plus VAT.

Artists who are selected as SAP (Selected Artists Panel) recommended artists will be given a free page in the brochure in which case they can withdraw any application for advertising space they may have already made.

How to book

Advertisements should be sent as an email attachment in 300dpi colour format and saved as a TIFF file (although EPS & JPEG are also acceptable). If you want us to lay it out for you, please check with us before you send material. There will be no preferred locations for advertisements and no double page spreads.

If you would like to reserve space, please complete the attached order form and email it to Alexandra Scott. Space will be limited and allocated on a first come basis and we need a reply by Monday 20 February 2017 at the latest. The terms are set out on the order form.

The actual copy for the brochure must be sent by Friday 3 March 2017 at the latest, or ideally you should send your advertisement when you place your order. We need to receive all advertisements by email.