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.

If your group is a member of Making Music, and you have a story you'd like to share about a project or activity you've been involved in, then let us know.

Displaying 1 - 12 of 82 results
Posted on 30 June 2020
As a trustee of the Music Libraries Trust, Making Music’s Chief Executive has been working with fellow trustees to commission research into the...
Choir With No Name wearing choir t shirts, singing in the British Museum Great Court, musical director conducting
Posted on 22 June 2020
An open letter to Oliver Dowden MP, outlining the concerns of the 27 organisations in the Singing Network UK about the return to singing...
people arranged in seated rows playing the flute together in a community hall
Posted on 12 June 2020
Many of our members picked up on the recent article by Richard Morrison in The Times, asking why government was not standing up for choirs...
a closed red theatre curtain
Posted on 22 May 2020
Making Music are thrilled to have launched our new virtual concert series, broadcasting from Tuesday 26 May on our YouTube channel.Our member groups...
Posted on 6 May 2020
Following the emergence of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK, we explore matters to consider for your music group.Updated 15 MayCovid-19/...
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 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 ...