Engaging professional artists

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.

Bands for Hire

Music agency providing live bands for every occasion. 

Entertainment Nation

Passionate about helping you discover the perfect act for your event.

Incorporated Society of Musicians

The UK’s professional body for musicians and subject association for music

 

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.

The committee members toolkit

The prospect of joining a music group committee for the first time can be daunting, so we've put together some resources to help you feel more confident about your role. Or even if you're well settled on a committee, it's always helpful to have guidance to refer to along the way. 

You'll need to have your website login handy to view most of these resources so if you don't have one, please get in touch with us.

Template contract for working with a Music Director

This model contract has been developed to provide a starting point for negotiations when engaging a Music Director.

Recommended rates for engaging professional musicians

This agreement, reached between the Musicians' Union and Making Music in 2017, and updated in December 2018, provides guideline minimum rates for groups when engaging freelance professional musicians. We hope that this will provide a simple and effective aid to ensure that members are able to budget for, and professionals able to receive, a fair rate of payment.

We are very pleased to have reached this agreement with the Musicians' Union, which is revolutionary in two ways: