Discounts and subsidies

Free download of British Music and Drama Education Yearbook

As part of their continued commitment to music educators, Music Teacher magazine publishes the British Music & Drama Education Yearbook. The all-encompassing guide to music and drama education in the UK is packed with thousands of listings for colleges, courses and suppliers, as well as national and local services, including performance venues. An invaluable resource for teachers, parents, students, schools, organisations, performers and anyone with a professional or personal interest in arts education.

Trial Licence to photocopy music

​Printed Music Licence Limited (PMLL), part of the Music Publishers Association, is looking to develop a licence that would allow leisure-time choirs to photocopy sheet music; the Amateur Choir Licence.

A trial of the licence is running until 31 December 2021 - and PMLL are looking for groups to sign up now and the use the trial for Christmas performances. 

How does the licence work?

The licence allows leisure-time choirs to photocopy sheet music.

Discount on instruments from Normans

Normans Musical Instruments is very proud to be a Corporate Member of Making Music, and is pleased to announce a special offer for members.  

Staffed by musicians, Normans is one of the country’s leading education suppliers of musical instruments and accessories. Normans is delighted to be offering a special discount for Making Music members - use the code MM5 at checkout on to get 5% off any order you place.  

Discount on sheet music from Hal Leonard Europe

Hal Leonard Europe, a proud Premium Corporate Member of Making Music, are offering a range of initiatives to help people continue making music during these unprecedented times, via their online store

Extended offer for music educators

Discounted sheet music and learning tracks from ChoirCommunity

ChoirCommunity is offering Making Music members a 15% discount of sheet music and learning tracks.  

What is ChoirCommunity? 

ChoirCommunity is a website that helps choirs find accessible, enjoyable and affordable sheet music and learning tracks.  

Two of the biggest challenges leisure-time choirs face is the cost of sheet music and getting permission to arrange music to suit their choir. The ChoirCommunity website offers: 

Safeguarding training course

*Lockdown discount* The Child Protection Company is offering an exclusive 25% discount on all courses bought by Making Music members up until 31 December 2021. Find out more.

We have teamed up with the Child Protection Company to develop an online safeguarding course designed specifically for leisure-time music groups, available to Making Music members at a discounted rate.

ACS is offering Making Music member discounts on their custom and universal hearing protection products

ACS specialise in hearing protection for musicians and music lovers. They offer a range or attenuating earplugs that reduce damaging frequencies but still allow you to hear the music – ideal for a leisure time musician. 

You can find out more about ACS on their Making Music Corporate Membership blog and on their website

Adopt a Music Creator: Re-scored pieces for member groups to perform

Over the years, the Adopt a Music Creator project has inspired fantastic musical creations that are worth sharing, so we've created a library of these compositions. The composers have re-scored their pieces to make them more accessible to other kinds of groups. These new versions are free for Making Music member groups to download and perform.

Sing or play Danyal Dhondy's choral companion piece to Fauré’s Requiem

Danyal Dhondy's Still the Sirens was commissioned by Making Music specifically for leisure-time groups as a companion piece to Fauré’s Requiem

Still the Sirens is approximately 28-30 minutes long, and is written for SATB choir plus organ or orchestral forces as detailed below. Music groups can purchase the parts and score by contacting composer Danyal Dhondy directly. PRS performing fees will apply as usual.

Discounts on music technology products

Steinberg have linked up with GAK Music shop to offer Making Music members preferential discounted prices on their range of products.