Finding music for performance

Musica International - the choral music database

Making Music has recently become a member of Musica, an international project to create the world’s largest database of choral music. Through this arrangement, all our members have access to the database too. 

Musica lists over 150,000 pieces of choral music, holds an incredible amount of detail and has a powerful search tool. 

Whether you are looking for programming inspiration, teaching resources or just browsing for fun, Musica is invaluable for anyone with an interest in choral music.

Getting to grips with PRS and copyright

 

*We are in the process of confirming a venue in the Cardiff area for this event. Please do reserve your place and once the venue is confirmed, we’ll contact you to let you know the details.*

 

The topic we receive the most queries about is PRS. What is PRS, how do you pay it and just why is it so complicated?

In this session, we’ll clear up some of the mysteries and help you to understand how, when and where you need to make your PRS payments.

Location

Venue TBC CF1 Cardiff
United Kingdom

Finding music: resources and tips for librarians (London)

With music libraries under increasing threat of funding cuts, music for hire is becoming harder to find. What sources can you call upon and how can you support your local music library?

Hear from other local groups where they get their music from, and find out from Making Music what we have been doing to help keep music libraries alive in the UK.

Who should attend this event?
Anyone is welcome to come to this event, but it will be particularly relevant to anyone who looks after your group’s repertoire selection, music hire or music library.

Location

London Bridge Hive
1 Melior Place
SE1 3SZ London
United Kingdom

How and where to source music

This guidance is aimed at providing all the information you need to act as your group's librarian - from sourcing music to dealing with copyright.

Hiring music from publishers

Whether you need choral scores or a set of orchestral parts, the procedures outlined below will help to ensure that you receive what you want, when you want it. These guidelines have been developed to help avoid misunderstandings, delays and errors on the part of users and publishers alike.

Trial Licence to photocopy music

​Printed Music Licence Limited (PMLL), part of the Music Publishers Association, is looking to develop a licence that would allow leisure-time choirs to photocopy sheet music; the Amateur Choir Licence.

An initial trial of the license is running until December 2020 and we're looking for groups to take part.

How does the licence work?

The licence allows leisure-time choirs to photocopy sheet music.

Making Music online store

Browse our store for second-hand sheet music, vinyl, CDs, books and more, from Copland and Mozart to Cat Stevens and Mike Oldfield. All proceeds support our work championing and supporting leisure-time music across the UK.

Resources for Music Directors

Being the music director (MD) of a group is a diverse role with lots to think about from conducting, arranging music and developing the group to leading, inspiring and encouraging cohesive working. We have put together a range of guidance, resources and opportunities that MDs might find useful.

Discount on digital sheet music

Premium Corporate Member nkoda are offering Making Music members a 20% discount on their digital sheet music app subscription service.

nkoda is the industry-transforming subscription service for sheet music. They provide the world’s largest digital library of scores, parts and educational material in a rich, AI-driven, collaborative environment. 

Discount on sheet music from Hal Leonard Europe

Hal Leonard Europe is very proud to be a Premium Corporate Member of Making Music and is pleased to announce a special offer for member groups buying from musicroom.com

Use the code MMBTS at checkout on musicroom.com to get 20% off all sheet music, methods/tuition books and exam material when spending over £100.