membership

What do we get for our membership?

There are three types: we influence on your behalf; we offer practical and artistic support; and we connect you to each other and to relevant contacts.

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 short video 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

Making the most of your membership - for MM Group Reps

What is a Making Music Group Representative (MM Group Rep)?

The Making Music Group Representative (MM Group Rep) is the main link between your group and Making Music. They are the voice of the group within Making Music, making sure we know what resources and services the group needs to thrive. They also receive our communications.

MM Group Reps:

The Making Music Council

Annual council meetings are one of the opportunities you have as a group, through your nominated representative, to meet Making Music staff and Board members face to face and discuss the future direction of your association.

Making Music Council meetings report (July to October 2019)

This year again we held 7 meetings – one each in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, and four in England, attended by an average of just below 13 members each, an increase of over 20% on last year when we first experimented with 7 (as opposed to just one UK-wide) meetings. 

Group membership

Setting up and running a leisure-time music group can be hard: how do you set up as a charity? What PRS fees do you owe? Where can you find public liability insurance? How can you market your events to the public? We're here to help you easily find answers to your questions, with advice, services and resources to help you sort out the tricky stuff so you can concentrate on enjoying making music.

How can we help you?

Membership & Insurance

We provide resources and support across a wide range of financial, artistic and administrative areas to individual music makers and leisure-time music groups to make it easier for you to make and promote music. Learn about who can join, how you or your group will benefit and what it costs.