Digested news with all you need to know about what’s going on in areas affecting amateur music including forthcoming opportunities, campaigns and advocacy, resources, regulatory changes, events and feature stories.

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Posted on 9 April 2020
Making Music has been supporting lawyer and community musician Ralph Riddough’s campaign, to clarify the lawfulness of fees for musical...
Posted on 27 March 2020
Making Music’s member survey took place just before the lockdown and reveals aggregate losses of £8.8m across our music groups.24% of...
Posted on 27 March 2020
Following the emergence of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK, we have outlined below matters to consider for your music group.Published 27...
Posted on 18 March 2020
In light of the coronavirus pandemic in the UK, Making Music has been considering how best to support staff and members in these unsettling times....
Posted on 28 February 2020
When published in 2011, the National Plan for Music Education (NPME)  was revolutionary – no other art form has a national plan, and none...
Posted on 30 January 2020
Arts Council England has just published its new 10-year vision. So why is that relevant to you if you don’t get funding, or if you’re in...
Posted on 27 January 2020
It’s not as glamorous as it sounds, and often involves investing a lot of time before results become tangible… so what does it look like...
Posted on 3 January 2020
For the first time, government proposals to overhaul business rates will include rates for grassroots music venues.Among a raft ...
Posted on 17 December 2019
First opened on 1 August, the consultation has now been extended twice and will finally close on 31 December – so there’s still time if...
Posted on 16 December 2019
Dr Daisy Fancourt introduces the first World Health Organisation report on the evidence base for arts and health interventions.For the last 18...
Posted on 29 November 2019
In February 2019, Surrey County Council Cabinet finally agreed that the charity, NewSPAL (New Surrey Performing Arts Library), would be allowed to...
Posted on 5 November 2019
The #ChangeTheTune campaign has taken the first step in formally challenging the legality of charging fees for instrumental tuition in schools.Making...