Campaigns and advocacy

Making friends and influencing people

There are few music groups today who have the privilege of being fully self-financing and who therefore have little need to make friends and influence people. The aim of this guidance is to encourage groups to think about how they can influence decision makers in their local area – the sort of activities which could make a difference to a group with a particular problem to solve (lack of cheap rehearsal space, no local business support etc.) and would also be a big help to Making Music in building a database of councillors and MPs who are committed enough to amateur music to take an interest in their local groups.

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.