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Post date: Tuesday, 15 December 2015 - 4:01pm

Are you looking for something to help you with running your group, or a particular task such as paying PRS fees or fundraising? On the new website you will find all such useful information in one place, under ‘Resources’.

There are various different types including:

Post date: Tuesday, 15 December 2015 - 2:48pm

January 15 sees the official launch of the new Nottingham Performing Arts Library service which will encompass users from Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland as well as from Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

Post date: Monday, 14 December 2015 - 12:30pm
Discover Welsh Music is a new online resource developed by Ty Cerdd - Music Centre Wales whose mission is to support, develop and promote the creation, performance and empowering experience of music, both in and of Wales.
Post date: Friday, 11 December 2015 - 11:59am

Music Education Expo burst onto the scene in 2012 and quickly established itself as the go-to event of the year. It returns on 25 and 26 February 2016 in a bigger venue, at Olympia in London.

Post date: Friday, 4 December 2015 - 11:50am

The Festival of Contemporary Music for All is a celebration of CoMA’s Open Score project, which creates artistically challenging yet technically accessible and flexibly scored music for amateur ensembles. With over 600 works, there is plenty of music to go around!

Whether a musician, music lover, promoter or supporter; the Festival of Contemporary Music for All is open to everyone. The idea is inspiration – alongside leading composers, performers, ensembles and thinkers, you are invited to participate in workshops and ideas forums.

Post date: Thursday, 3 December 2015 - 5:52pm

The high court has quashed regulations, introduced by the government last year, that made it legal for individuals to copy CDs bought for their own private use, including 'ripping' these onto personal music libraries like iTunes.

Post date: Friday, 20 November 2015 - 10:39am

There has been legislation in place since the 1930s to ensure that children in the performing arts are not exploited and that they are properly protected from harm. Until recently, most local authorities have not thought amateur music groups subject to this legislation.

In the last year or so, though, an increasing number of members have raised the issue with Making Music that their local authorities have asked them to apply for licenses for each child for each performance, as well as provide trained and licensed chaperones.

Post date: Wednesday, 18 November 2015 - 4:20pm

Reports on singing come thick and fast these days, such as the recent one published by the Royal Society, entitled 'The ice-breaker effect: singing mediates fast social bonding'.

Post date: Wednesday, 18 November 2015 - 3:35pm

BBC Music Day aims to connect communities and generations through a UK-wide celebration of music on TV, Radio, online and at live events.

In June this year, the very first BBC Music Day featured over 20 live music events, including a 73-mile musical relay from dawn to dusk along Hadrian’s Wall, a special educational needs and disability youth concert with The British Paraorchestra in Bristol, and a record-breaking musical event in Cardiff.

Post date: Wednesday, 18 November 2015 - 3:23pm

Are you involved in a group that is doing something new and interesting? Have you struck up an interesting collaboration, inspired others or solved a problem in your home town?