Growing your group and audiences

Make Music Day Scotland network event

You are invited to join representatives from Make Music Day UK on Thursday 7 February in Glasgow to hear about Make Music Day 2019. We’re looking to gather together a range of musicians, music groups, arts organisations, venues, businesses – anyone interested in turning Make Music Day into something huge in Scotland!

Location

Scottish Music Centre
City Halls Candleriggs
G1 1NQ Glasgow
United Kingdom

Make Music Day - Bristol network event

You are invited to join Making Music and The New Room on Tuesday 5 February in Bristol to hear about Make Music Day 2019. We’re looking to gather together a range of musicians, music groups, arts organisations, community organisations, venues, businesses – anyone interested in turning Make Music Day into something huge in Bristol !

Location

The New Room / John Wesley's Chapel
36 The Horsefair
BS1 3JE Bristol
United Kingdom

Make Music Day Yorkshire network event

You are invited to join NYMAZ and representatives from Make Music Day UK on Monday 4 February in York to hear about Make Music Day 2019. We’re looking to gather together a range of musicians, music groups, arts organisations, venues, businesses – anyone interested in turning Make Music Day into something huge in Yorkshire!

Location

Venue TBC YO1 York
United Kingdom

Make Music Day - London network event

You are invited to join Team London Bridge and representatives from Make Music Day UK on Thursday 31 January in London to hear about Make Music Day 2019. We’re looking to gather together a range of musicians, music groups, arts organisations, venues, businesses – anyone interested in turning Make Music Day into something huge in the capital!

Location

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

Make Music Day - Merseyside network event

Make Music Day 2019 – Merseyside network event

 

Location

BBC Radio Merseyside
31 College Lane (off Hanover Street)
L1 3DS Liverpool
United Kingdom

Make Music Day - Norfolk network event

You are invited to join King’s Lynn Festival, Norfolk Music Education Huband representatives from Make Music Day UK on Monday 21 January in King’s Lynn to hear about Make Music Day 2019. We’re looking to gather together a range of musicians, music groups, arts organisations, venues, businesses – anyone interested in turning Make Music Day into something huge in Norfolk!

Location

King's Lynn Festival
Fermoy Gallery 7-9 St George's Courtyard (off King Street)
PE30 1EU King's Lynn
United Kingdom

Tips for designing a website for your group, part 1: Planning

We know that designing, or redesigning, a website can be a scary task. But with time, some thought and a bit of creativity, almost anyone can produce a good website. If you can use Word or Facebook or Google, you can do this too!

In part one of our three-part guide on creating a website, we'll cover the important bit that often gets left out: planning!

Top tips for social media

Being active on social media can be a great way for your group to grow your audiences, build relationships, recruit new members and learn from other groups, but it takes effort to make the most of it.

In our getting started guide we cover the basics of setting up accounts and creating your first posts. In this resource we'll move on to our top tips for building an engaged audience and spreading your messages as far as possible.

Marketing resources for your group: Overview

Marketing is a broad term, and covers a huge range of activities. From researching potential audiences to composing social media posts, choosing your group's 'brand colours' to deciding on ticket prices: these activities all feed into how your group is seen; how potential members, audiences and supporters feel about it; and whether they decide to engage with you.

The millennial gap: Tips for recruiting younger members

Struggling to recruit younger members? In this guidance, reprinted from the Autumn 2016 issue of Highnotes, Making Music’s Youth Engagement Manager Xenia Davis has some suggestions.

The biggest barrier to young people joining music groups isn’t repertoire, or classical music being perceived as ‘stuffy’, or the age profile of the group.