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Posted on 24 February 2021
PRS is currently calling for views on how paid-for online live concerts should be licensed. This consultation will be of interest to those who have...
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Posted on 23 February 2021
A round-up of the changes you might need to make if your group is a charity that meets online, and Gift Aid rules around non-refunded cancelled...
Photo of Ralph Vaughan Williams
Posted on 23 February 2021
2022 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Ralph Vaughan Williams, one of Britain’s most important composers and one of the great...
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Posted on 22 February 2021
Many Making Music members recently took part in a nationwide survey of music library service users, carried out by Dr Michael Bonshor (University of...
2018: Monmouth Male Voice Choir perform at the Rolls of Monmouth Golf Club in tuxedos
Posted on 16 February 2021
In Côr Meibion Mynwy (Monmouth Male Voice Choir)’s first blog of Adopt a Music Creator 2020/21, music sub-committee chair Peter Watts outlines...
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Posted on 15 February 2021
New corporate member ABRSM introduce their Performance Grades, which bring the essential skills of communication, interpretation and storytelling to...
Believe in Music Week logo on blue background with brass instruments
Posted on 28 January 2021
Believe in Music Week (18-22 Jan 21) was the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) online version of their usual full on, in-person trade...
Newcastle-under-Lyme Community Orchestra members meet for an in-person rehearsal before coronavirus restrictions
Posted on 25 January 2021
Thomas Barlow-Coxon, founder and director of Newcastle-under-Lyme Community Orchestra, provides an insight into the early days of his group's...
three guitars, mixing equipment and a keyboard lined up in an apartment
Posted on 22 January 2021
Been there, done that, got the T-shirt… or that’s what you think.Since March 2020, if you’re in a music group, like me you have...
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Posted on 17 January 2021
At Making Music, we have part furloughed the staff team from 18 January to 31 March, reducing staff capacity during that period by about one third....
Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra prepare for a socially-distanced rehearsal
Posted on 16 January 2021
We sit down (virtually) for a quick-fire interview with member group Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra (SPO), who worked with Making Music award-...
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Posted on 15 January 2021
Due to the impact of the pandemic, Making Music is part furloughing its team from 18 January to 31 March 2021, reducing capacity by around one third....