We provide resources and support across a wide range of financial, artistic and administrative areas to individual music makers and amateur music groups to make it easier for you to make and promote music. Learn about who can join, how you or your group will benefit and what it costs.

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For Groups
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For Individuals
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Corporate membership
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Umbrella organisations

Group membership and insurance

We’ve been supporting amateur music since 1935, and in that time we’ve built up an unbeatable range of services, resources, knowledge and relationships to help our members easily deal with the boring stuff and get on with making music. These include tailor-made insurance cover, a Music Bank database, help and advice for everything from PRS to DBS checks, plus training events, opportunities to get involved and special projects.

Individual Membership

Join the home of amateur music to grow as a musician and support us to keep the sector thriving! Membership is open to everyone and gives you access to our active community of over 170,000 amateur musicians and 3,000+ music groups around the UK with opportunities to learn, grow and perform, plus it will keep you informed with the latest news and developments that affect the amateur music scene.

Musical Instrument Insurance Plus

Musical Instrument Insurance Plus, created specifically for amateur musicians, makes it easier and cheaper to get the right cover where you need it most: when you’re at home, travelling, rehearsing or performing. Our simple plans cover your entire household’s musical equipment, and include cover for losses or damage anywhere in the UK or Europe.

Corporate membership

Find and build relationships with people who are passionate about music. Our 3,000+ groups – representing over 170,000 musicians across the UK – engage over 30,000 professional artists, put on over 12,000 concerts and spend over £1M with music publishers each year.

Membership for umbrella organisations

We also work with the many organisations large (like the British Association of Barbershop Singers) and small (like the Avon Wind Band Association) who champion groups with a specific musical interest. If you represent a music umbrella organisation and would like to explore ways we might work together to help your own members flourish, please get in touch.