Engaging professional artists

Q&A with Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport in Wales (online event)

Making Music, in association with Tŷ Cerdd, are delighted to host an online Q&A with Dawn Bowden, MS.

Location

ONLINE
United Kingdom

Selected Artists Guide

The Selected Artists Guide is created by the Making Music Selected Artists Panel, and lists a selection of outstanding musicians available to Making Music members to book.

Recommended Artists Guide

In 2022 we are delighted to be launching a new and exclusive Recommended Artists Guide, an online database of affordable professional artists to book specially by leisure-time music groups and promoters.

Case studies: Group activity during Covid

The pandemic has thrown all kinds of challenges in the way of group music making. However, our member groups have found ways to rehearse or safely put on performances whether entirely online, in person, or a combination of both - all while managing to mitigate the risks of Covid infection. Read about how they have done this in their own words.

Online member meetup (Wales)

For the past 18 months, leisure-time music groups have faced challenges at every turn such as dealing with strict Covid-19 measures and new rules resulting from Brexit, and keeping up with PRS licensing and consultations on new legislation such as Protect Duty. Regulatory changes have become a way of life, and often differ between the four nations of the UK.

John Rostron, our manager in Wales, will be leading this session for our members in Wales to find out the latest news and guidance, get in touch with each other, share learning and ideas and support one other.

Location

ONLINE
United Kingdom

Online Member Meetup (Scotland)

For the past 18 months, leisure-time music groups have faced challenges at every turn such as dealing with strict Covid-19 measures and new rules resulting from Brexit, and keeping up with PRS licensing and consultations on new legislation such as Protect Duty. Regulatory changes have become a way of life, and often differ between the four nations of the UK.

Alison Reeves, our manager in Scotland, will be leading this session for our members in Scotland to find out the latest news and guidance, get in touch with each other, share learning and ideas and support one other.

Location

ONLINE
United Kingdom

Working with your music director to deliver online activities

The brave new world of online rehearsal has taken off in a way we couldn’t have imagined just six months ago. While it can be great it isn’t always plain sailing and we know some groups have decided against online rehearsals, whilst others have had limited success.  

Groups that have been successful have told us their Musical Director or conductor (MD) has been central to this, and equally where groups have struggled it is often because their MD has not been able to offer support as much as they would like.

Livestreaming: tips from promoting groups

Two of our member promoting groups have tried out livestreaming for the very first time, with some of our Philip and Dorothy Green Young Artist Award winners. We have collected what they learned below to help any other groups thinking about livestreaming a concert.

Last Minute Musicians

Entertainment Directory Service offers direct access to some of the very best bands, musicians, entertainers in the UK.

Gig Heaven

A quick and easy way to find entertainment and suppliers for any event worldwide.