Discounts and subsidies

Take it away scheme: interest-free finance when buying a musical instrument

Lanched in 2007, the 'Take it away' scheme works with music retailers to provide interest-free finance for the purchase of musical instruments and equipment, helping to ensure that more people can access instruments and learn to play. As of August 2017, the scheme has been expanded to cover all age groups and to include digital musical equipment and musical accessories like cases.

Subsidies for engaging professional artists: Overview

In the current climate, it can be financially tough for leisure-time music groups to engage high-quality professional artists for their concerts. Making Music offers special schemes to help member groups engage artists at specially reduced or subsidised rates.

Selected Artists Subsidy application

To help some of our smaller promoting groups with the cost of booking professional artists we are introducing a new booking fee subsidy with this year's Selected Artist Guide.

Discounts on concert clothing

Black dress code, a company specialising in concert clothing for orchestras, choirs and soloists, are offering Making Music members a 10% discount on all orders.

They aim to provide black concert clothing that is both high quality and stylish whilst not getting in the way of performance. They’ve got a range of clothing for men and women in a variety of styles.

To claim your 10% discount, use the following code when ordering:

Artist Expenses Subsidy (promoters) application

Apply for a subsidy of up to 50% of the travel and accommodation expenses for booking a professional artist for your promoting group.

15% off recordings on location with 360 Music

Audio production company 360 Music are now offering Making Music members a 15% discount on all services plus a special Christmas concert offer. The 360 Music team can help with every stage of your recording project. All genres and size of ensemble are catered for, from Jazz trio to full-scale opera.

Services include;

Pre-Production

Discounts on online ticketing booking fees

Making Music has teamed up with TicketSource and WeGotTickets to offer Making Music members special offers on their online ticketing services.