Templates

OTR Toolkit: setting up a production company

This toolkit is part of our 'OTR, Part 2' guidance and explains how to set up and run a production company.

If you have not read our guidance (on what OTR is and how to claim), we suggest you read it before using this toolkit:

OTR Toolkit: running a production company

This toolkit is part of our 'OTR, Part 2' guidance and explains how to set up and run a production company.

If you have not read our guidance (on what OTR is and how to claim) we suggest you read it before using this toolkit:

Press Release template

A good press release should be able to condense all the important information into one page of A4 in size 11 font. We've put together this template to help you get started alongside our top tips guidance.

Press Release template

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Free event poster templates

If you struggle to put together posters for your concerts, we've created these templates in Word to help you on the way.

Group accounts template

We have put together an accounts template to help you manage your finances.

Making Music member badges and logos

Download our logo or our membership badges for use on your promotional materials, to help you show that you’re part of Making Music’s network supporting and championing voluntary music. You can also download adverts and images for your programmes, social media channels and newsletters to help spread the word about amateur music making.

Membership badges

Show you're proud to be part of Making Music by using our membership badges on your programmes, leaflets and elsewhere.

Learn to Play Day checklist

Are you running a Learn to Play Day? Use our checklist to keep on track.

Composer commissioning contract - template

If you're thinking of commissioning a composer to produce a work for your group, you can use this model commissioning contract to make sure that everything is clear and agreed for both you and the composer.

Performing Rights (PRS) declaration slip

You must complete a PRS declaration slip for every concert where you pay royalty fees through Making Music.

Record of Gift Aid Declaration template

Charities simply need to make a 'declaration' of who the donor is, how much they are giving you, and that they want tax to be reclaimed. Declarations can be in writing, or given verbally or electronically, and charities may devise their own forms.