Finding music for performance

Information and Advice (Mold): Every penny counts – tips for improving your income

In an age where funding is increasingly hard to obtain, how can you maximise your income in other areas?

We’ll hear about members who have had success in raising money by other methods, and we’ll share advice and experiences with each other on what has – and hasn’t – worked for you. Making Music staff will also have some top tips for gaining those vital extra pennies.

We'll talk about:

Location

Parkfields Community Centre
1 Elm Drive
CH7 1SF Mold
United Kingdom

Adopt a Composer legacy: Re-scored pieces for member groups to perform

Composers who took part in the 2015/16 project have re-scored their pieces to make them more accessible to groups of other kinds. These new versions are now available for Making Music member groups to download for free and perform.

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.

Composer birth and death dates for copyright status

This list of composers’ dates is intended to assist groups in determining the copyright status of works they are performing or promoting. Note that this is by no means an exhaustive list but hopefully it provides a useful starting point. Composers still in copyright as of 2017 are printed in bold.

If you need further guidance on performing rights fees then please see our further guidance:

A Festival of Making Music

Scottish members and guests are warmly invited to join award-winning educator Professor Richard Michael BEM for a weekend of creative music-making in the beautiful Perthshire countryside. Supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland, The Festival of Making Music will take place on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th October at Kilgraston School in Bridge of Earn by Perth.

Location

Kilgraston School
Bridge of Earn
PH2 9BQ Perthshire
United Kingdom

Top tips for arranging pieces for leisure-time ensembles

Making Music volunteer Martin Jones – an experienced composer and arranger of music for leisure-time ensembles – gives us his top tips for success.

Music Day UK - London

Music Day UK is a national celebration of music in all forms across the UK. It happens on 21 June each year, the same date as many other countries around the world - making it part of a truly international celebration.

 

Join the Making Music Choir by the River Thames at More London, as we sing to celebrate Music Day! Our choir will be made up of staff, volunteers, members, friends and passers-by. Led by Janna Goodwille, we'll learn and perform a variety of songs suitable for all vocal ranges and abilities.

 

Location

The Scoop
More London
SE1 2DB London
United Kingdom

Up to 88% off sheet music hire by Paul Patterson

In 2017, to celebrate the 70th birthday of composer Paul Patterson, Josef Weinberger are offering a selection of orchestral hire works to amateur orchestras at specially-discounted rates.

Browse the Kirby Collection of sheet music sets

The Kirby Collection of printed music sets is available for use by groups in Surrey and the rest of the UK thanks to a generous legacy from Alan and Ethel Kirby.

15% discount on John Brunning - Amazing Day

Classic FM’s John Brunning might be best known for presenting the station’s popular Drivetime programme but he’s also a skilled musician and composer. Making Music members can get a 15% discount on his 'Amazing Day'.