Making Music discounts: Overview

We know that many of our member groups operate on a tight budget. Working with our corporate members, we’ve collected more than two dozen discounts, subsidies and offers to help our members save on everything from sheet music to booking artists and making recordings. 

Lots of the discounts are for individuals too – such as music technology software and instrument insurance – meaning you can pass the benefit on to any individual member of your group. You just need to invite them to register.  

Below you can see a list of all our currently available discounts, offers and subsidies with links to find out more about claiming them. If there is a discount your group would find useful that is not lisetd get in touch and let us know.

Discounts for...

Covid related products and services
  • Hugh Elder Mediation: offering Making Music member groups five hours of free mediation to help resolve COVID-19 related issues, such as venue hire and professional musician engagement.

Music and Drama Education Yearbook: Music Teacher magazine publishes the British Music & Drama Education Yearbook. The all-encompassing guide is packed with thousands of listings for suppliers, retailers, costume and staging suppliers, summer schools and short courses. Members get free access to the digital version of the Yearbook or can order a physical copy at a 12.5% discount.

Sheet music
Music technology and recording
Hearing protection
  • ACS hearing protection: 15-20% discount on ACS custom fit attenuating ear plugs, plus multi-buy discounts on universal fit ear plugs.
Safeguarding training
  • Safeguarding training course: 10% off and multiple booking discounts for the Making Music/Child Protection Company online course, designed specifically for leisure-time music groups.
Subsidies for booking professional artists

 Available to promoting groups with an income under £14.5K/year: 

  • Promoters Subsidy: up to £100 subsidy available to help with the costs of engaging and putting on a performance of professional artists. The subsidy can be put towards venue hire, artist engagement fee, artist travel expenses, instrument hire or promotional materials. 

Available to all Making Music groups:

Free VAT consultation
  • VAT guidance and advice: VAT can be a tricky area for leisure-time groups. Corporate Member, and VAT consultant, Les Howard has written some guidance for us, and offers a free initial consultation to members.
Buying, hiring and insuring musical instruments
Online ticketing
  • Online ticketing fees: reduced booking fees for Making Music members from Ticketsource and an option to donate to Making Music via WeGotTickets.
Music lessons

We hope you find this Making Music resource useful. If you have any comments or suggestions about the guidance please contact us. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the content of this guidance is accurate and up to date, Making Music do not warrant, nor accept any liability or responsibility for the completeness or accuracy of the content, or for any loss which may arise from reliance on the information contained in it.