events

Audience development case study: Bristol Choral Society 'Mini Messiah' concerts

Robert Convey of member group Bristol Choral Society explains how they have begun to create the audiences and music makers of the future with their Mini Messiah concerts.

Group collaboration agreement

Groups collaborating on joint projects and events can be a lot fun and hugely beneficial for everyone involved. There are things to be aware of that are different to planning normal events and we have produced some guidance that looks at planning a joint event to help with this. One area this covers is having a simple agreement document between the groups. 

How to get started with social media

This guide gives a simple, step-by-step guide to getting set up on the most important social media platforms for member groups: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.

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.

Case study: collaborating with other music groups

Collaborating with another music group is an excellent way of creating variety in your programming, as well as tackling repertoire you may not otherwise have a chance to play. This case study includes the motivations and learnings from one such collaboration: between Chantage and Nonesuch Orchestra.

Dealing with food hygiene

If your group is providing food and drink at an event it could be held legally liable for contaminated items.

Running a ‘Come and Sing/Play’ event

‘Come and Sing/Play’ events are a simple but brilliant idea: you open up your group for a day, for anyone to come along and sing or play an instrument. This tool kit will help you decide what sort of event you want to run and give you practical advice on how to plan and run an event.

Llangollen International Festival is on the way!

The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod returns for its 68th event this summer and promises to showcase six days of the best in world music and folk dance.

Highlights from Music Education Expo

Music Education Expo filled a real gap in the market when it first came along in 2013: not only had there not been anything specific to music education, there wasn’t a trade show for any of the music sector. Where could amateur musicians find out about organisations that might be useful to them? Nowhere that I could see, until Music Education Expo.