Post date: Tuesday, 17 December 2019 - 3:47pm

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 you want to make a submission.

What is it all about?

When you perform or present music in copyright in public, royalties are due to the creator(s) of that musical work. PRS for Music collect this money on behalf of creators who are their members and then distribute it to them. Sometimes they use ‘agents’ to do this for them, and Making Music is one such, so groups who perform in unlicensed venues can pay PRS through us.

Post date: Monday, 16 December 2019 - 11:50am

Dr Daisy Fancourt introduces the first World Health Organisation report on the evidence base for arts and health interventions.

Post date: Tuesday, 10 December 2019 - 3:52pm

Making Music is delighted to announce the appointment of Stephen McNally as its first Northern Ireland Manager.

Based in Mid Ulster, McNally will support Making Music member groups across Northern Ireland and undertake campaigning and advocacy for members and the Northern Irish leisure-time music community in general.

Barbara Eifler, Making Music Chief Executive, comments:

Post date: Friday, 29 November 2019 - 1:09pm

In February 2019, Surrey County Council Cabinet finally agreed that the charity, NewSPAL (New Surrey Performing Arts Library), would be allowed to take on and run one of the largest music and drama collections in the country, numbering over 200,000 individual items.

Until the new facility in Woking is ready, the collection is still available through the council in Ewell Library – see for details.

Post date: Thursday, 28 November 2019 - 3:48pm

Most of us with any kind digital presence are likely to have been subject to attempted cybercrime. An email from someone claiming to be stuck and unable to come back from holiday in need of money, for example. Or receiving junk email from companies you’ve never heard of could happen because someone has accessed your data through cybercrime. 

While there's no need to hit the panic button, cybercrime is a threat and you should take time to think about how to protect your group.

Post date: Wednesday, 27 November 2019 - 8:00am

Members of the City of Bristol Brass Band reflect on the opening stages of their 2019/20 Adopt a Composer collaboration with Laura Shipsey.

Post date: Tuesday, 19 November 2019 - 8:00am

Composer Rob Jones and members of The Edge Chamber Choir reflect on their first spacewalk-themed workshop of Adopt a Composer 2019/20.

Post date: Thursday, 14 November 2019 - 12:00pm

Reunited with her flute fourteen years ago thanks to the Cobweb Orchestra, their archivist Christine Macgregor reflects on how this unique organisation succeeds in tempting adults to return to an instrument that has been gathering dust, or to pick one up for the first time.

Post date: Wednesday, 6 November 2019 - 1:17pm

Making Music member groups have the chance to submit their carol recordings to Classic FM in the lead up to Christmas.

Entries will be whittled down to five recordings which are then broadcast over the space of one week in December. It doesn't matter if you're an instrumental or vocal group - if you have a good quality recording of a carol we'd love to hear it!

Here are some of last year's entries to give you inspiration.

Post date: Wednesday, 6 November 2019 - 1:09pm

Nicholas Olsen reflects on the premiere of Three Carriages, signalling the end of his 2018/19 Adopt a Composer collaboration with Da Capo Alba.