Coronavirus impact survey

Making Music’s member survey took place just before the lockdown and reveals aggregate losses of £8.8m across our music groups.

UK Live Music Census report launched

The UK’s first ever national live music census took place in 2017.

Member consultation on music education

Music education for under-18s is a much-discussed issue.

Make some noise! Good news from the Taking Part survey

The government’s Taking Part survey may have its flaws, but it does give us some significant – and useful – statistics on leisure

Your views are important

There is a lot of debate about music education and arts funding at the moment.

Survey: The value of musical groups to their communities

When we (and other music advocacy organisations) are making the case for amateur music groups to those in power, being able to de

Results of our Paying Professional Musicians survey

Our latest research reveals the varied nature of roles and engagements by amateur music groups of professional musicians.

What fees do groups pay for professional musicians? Survey summary tables

This page summarises some of the results from our survey in January 2016, and then gives full findings on each type of musician, including average, lowest and highest fees, and ranges.

Help to shape the future of choral music

Do you love the idea of digital scores and rich-media choral apps, or does the thought of losing physical scores make your blood boil?

Treasurers' survey - 2013

Read the results of our 2013 Treasurers' Survey - a snapshot of the state of leisure-time music in the UK, with useful statistics and figures for music advocacy and campaigns.