Post date: Wednesday, 15 February 2023 - 2:59pm

Following extensive consultation, PRS for Music has announced its revised live classical music tariff, effective from 1 September 2023

Making Music, as well as members, fed into the protracted consultation which was delayed by Covid. PRS has now confirmed that among other changes, the new tariff allows a 50% discount for amateur groups, defined as, ‘an individual or group operated by primarily unpaid volunteers and where most revenues are used to maintain this group.’ 

Post date: Tuesday, 7 February 2023 - 12:29pm

Making Music helps leisure-time instrumental groups claim £500,000 with the Orchestra Tax Relief service, which they can invest back into equipments, performances and commissioning new music.

Making Music, the UK’s membership organisation for leisure-time music, is delighted to announce that since setting up an Orchestra Tax Relief (OTR) service in 2017, we have been able to support our instrumental member groups by claiming half a million pounds on their production costs from HMRC, helping groups put money back into running costs.

Post date: Monday, 30 January 2023 - 9:44am

Edgar Divver reflects on his work with the Bedfordshire Woodwind Academy Flute Ensemble for Adopt a Music Creator 2022.

Post date: Friday, 27 January 2023 - 2:46pm

The Charity Commission recently released new draft guidance on social media use for charities and invites Charitable organisations, including leisure-time music groups, to respond to the consultation by 14 March.

The Charity Commission is seeking input from charities, trustees and the public to contribute to its new draft guidance, which aims to help trustees in their understanding of appropriate use of social media and developing their charity’s social media policy. The Commission welcomes insights on any improvements they can make to the proposed guidance.

Post date: Thursday, 26 January 2023 - 1:06pm

St George's Bristol, a renowned music venue at the heart of Bristol, invites members to take part in a mass choir performance of Handel's Zadok the Priest in celebration of the new King's Coronation and its 200th anniversary.

Written by Samir Savant, CEO of St George's Bristol

Post date: Sunday, 15 January 2023 - 4:44pm

Margot, member of Singing for Pleasure, reflects on her group's partnership with Dominic Matthews as part of their Adopt a Music Creator 2022 collaboration.

Post date: Sunday, 8 January 2023 - 8:20pm

Making Music is thrilled to announce the selected 2023 pairings for Adopt a Music Creator, the long-running new music creation project.

The Adopt a Music Creator project, formerly known as Adopt a Composer project, has inspired over 120 wide breadths of works and performances by music creators and leisure-time music groups since its beginning in 2000. The collaborative project is run by Making Music in partnership with Sound and Music, the national organisation for new music, and funded by the PRS Foundation and Philip and Dorothy Green Trust.

Post date: Tuesday, 20 December 2022 - 5:39pm

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) parliamentary committee’s Levelling Up report.

Post date: Tuesday, 20 December 2022 - 4:39pm

Our annual partnership with Classic FM has brought some incredible Christmas carols from our member groups.

It's a joy that our members are keeping this tradition alive. It's been a truly diverse mix of performances, from vocal to instrumental, from traditional to modern. 

Classic FM have selected five entries to broadcast in the lead-up to Christmas. With around 5.7m listeners, making it the biggest classical music radio station in the world, this is a fantastic opportunity for the world to hear our member groups at their best.

Post date: Monday, 19 December 2022 - 12:11pm

Royal Philharmonic Society invites the public to vote for a winner of its 2023 Inspiration Award from a shortlist that includes Making Music members. 

The annual Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) Awards ‘celebrate the treasured role that classical music plays in our lives’ and recognises the finest musicians and creatives of our time.