Engaging professional artists

Selected Artists Guide

Making Music members can book established professional musicians and ensembles at a subsidised fee. In turn, the artists gain exposure and more opportunities for bookings.

Recommended Artists Guide

We are delighted to be preparing to launch 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.

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.

Entertainment Nation

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

Independent Society of Musicians

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


Committee members: Overview

A committee is a group of enthusiastic people who care about their group or organisation, want to see it thrive and are willing to take responsibility for making that happen. A committee position requires good organisational skills, a willingness to give up some spare time and the ability to co-operate with others. 

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.