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Guide to livestreaming

A livestream performance is one that is broadcast live over the internet, offering a digital route to audiences as an alternative to in-person performances. 


We know that leisure-time music groups across the UK are facing unprecedented challenges to their activities. So this month, we are offering free access to some of our resources to help groups stay connected musically and socially.

Zoom: how it works

What is Zoom?

Zoom is an online platform that allows you to have a meeting virtually, everyone is in their own homes and can hear and see each other.

Do I need the internet to use it?

Zoom is most commonly used on a device connected to the internet. But you can also dial in using a normal phone line, in this case the person can hear and be heard but cannot see or be seen.

Can I use it on any device connected to the internet?

Zoom: online rehearsals (instrumental)

This resource covers how to use the online meeting platform Zoom for online instrumental rehearsals. To find out more about Zoom and how to set it up, read our Zoom: how it works resource. 

Zoom: online rehearsals (vocal)

This resource covers how to use the online meeting platform Zoom for online choir rehearsals. To find out more about Zoom and how to set it up, read our Zoom: how it works resource.

An introduction to... music genres

There’s a wonderful variety of musical genres being played and sung in towns, cities and neighbourhoods across the UK, so we decided to create introductory guides to some of them. Pick a genre and dive in to find out more and how you can get involved. Or if you would like to submit an introduction to your favourite kind of music, please email us