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Get your group on Classic FM this Christmas

This Christmas, five member groups' recordings of carols will be featured on Classic FM. Find out how your group could be one.

Tips for designing a website for your group, part 2: Design and copy

Now that you've worked out what you and your users both need on your website (see part 1), you're ready to move on to what it might look like and how you might display your content to users. Whether you're creating it from scratch, choosing a ready-made template or paying a professional, these tips will help you evaluate your design options and make your site as effective as possible.

Tips for designing a website for your group, part 1: Planning

We know that designing, or redesigning, a website can be a scary task. But with time, some thought and a bit of creativity, almost anyone can produce a good website. If you can use Word or Facebook or Google, you can do this too!

In part one of our three-part guide on creating a website, we'll cover the important bit that often gets left out: planning!

Free event poster templates

If you struggle to put together posters for your concerts, we've created these templates in Word to help you on the way.

Top 5 tips for designing posters

A poster isn’t just for showing the details of an event (often it isn’t even mostly for showing the details of an event): it’s for enticing people into wanting to go.

Want your group to feature on Classic FM Drive this Christmas

This Christmas, five member groups will be featured on Classic FM Drive performing a carol in one of the weeks leading up to Christmas. Find out how your group could be one.

Marketing your events – a step-by-step guide

You’ve picked a date, booked a venue, agreed on a programme, and now it’s time to get cracking with ticket sales. Thisguidance will lead you through a set of steps to help you effectively market your events. Whilst the guide focuses on concerts, the ideas will apply to other activities, such as membership recruitment, a workshop or a fundraising event.

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.

Should your group be using online ticketing?

Alex Scott from Keele Concert Society talks about his experience with online ticketing and overcoming his hesitation with using it:

At first I was not convinced that Keele Concerts Society needed to sell tickets on a website, but as more and more people are buying things online, particularly the younger generation we are all so desperate to attract to our concerts, I thought we would try for one season and see how it went. I am so glad we did as it has proved a very valuable addition to our box office.