Tools

PRS Self-assessment tool

This tool is designed to help you decide if you can pay your PRS fees through Making Music.

We are currently collecting PRS fees for performances that took place between 1 November 2018 and 31 October 2019. We will collect for concerts after this date next year.

Musica International - the choral music database

Making Music has recently become a member of Musica, an international project to create the world’s largest database of choral music. Through this arrangement, all our members have access to the database too. 

Musica has a powerful search tool and holds an incredible amount of detail, including information on over 200,000 pieces of choral music and biographies of over 33,000 composers.

Whether you are looking for programming inspiration, teaching resources or just browsing for fun, Musica is invaluable for anyone with an interest in choral music.

Making Music Platform

An all-in-one online admin tool and website to help you run your group. Manage your members, plan your activities, take card payments, promote events and much more - everything you need in one place. 

    How to make the most of your Making Music account

    We've put together some guides on how to maximise the use of your Making Music account, including how to manage your group via Manage My Group, advertise events and vacancies, and change your personal mailing preferences and saved pages.

    How to update your group contacts
    This explains how you can manage your group through the My Dashboard area of our website; this includes inviting new members to join you on Making Music and setting website permissions

    GDPR interactive guidance tool

    This audit tool is part of our GDPR toolkit. It is intended to help you think about the questions you need to ask about the data your group holds, asks for and uses, to help you meet your data protection responsibilities.

    How to use the audit tool

    GDPR is a meaty topic with lots of information, not all of which will be relevant to you. This tool is designed to help you filter the information to what is relevant for your group.

    Find a Funding Opportunity

    Use our simple search to check our library of funding opportunities to find the right one for your group.

    Find a Musical Vacancy

    Looking to use your musical (or non-musical) talents to get involved in music making? Use our simple search filters to find opportunities with amateur music groups near you.

    Music Bank

    Search from tens of thousands of pieces for repertoire, programme notes and sheet music to borrow from other member groups.

    Find a Group

    Search from thousands of amateur music groups across the UK: from choral societies to samba groups, symphony orchestras to festivals.