Growing your group and audiences

Online member meetup (Scotland)

Music groups up and down the UK are feeling the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on their activities. In these uncertain times, we think it’s more important than ever for us to help groups get in touch with each other to share learning and ideas, and to support one other. In addition to our UK-wide member meetups, this online meetup for members in Scotland will give an opportunity to connect groups that are geograpically closer and to explore any issues specific to Scotland.

Location

ONLINE
United Kingdom

Making the most of your online presence (online event)

 

*Update*

This event is currently full, however we are running this event on other dates which still have availability:

Saturday 13 June, 10am to 12pm


Due to the current outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, and following advice from the government on minimising social contact, Making Music has taken the decision to host this event online using Zoom.

Location

ONLINE
United Kingdom

Growing your membership - with a focus on under 35s (online event)

 

*Update*

This event is currently full, however we are running this event on other dates which still have availability:

Wednesday 3 June, 1.30pm to 3.30pm

 


Due to the current outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, and following advice from the government on minimising social contact, Making Music has taken the decision to host this event online using Zoom.

Location

ONLINE
United Kingdom

Making the most of your online presence (online event)

 

*Update*

This event is currently full, however we are running this event on other dates which still have availability:

Saturday 6 June, 10am to 12pm


An online presence is a vital part of your marketing strategy - but how can you make the most of the various platforms available to you? From websites to concert listings sites, Facebook to Twitter and Instagram, we'll discuss the ins and outs of creating and growing your online profile.

Location

ONLINE
United Kingdom

Making the most of your online presence (online event)

 

*Update*

This event is currently full, however we are running this event on other dates which still have availability:

Saturday 6 June, 10am to 12pm


An online presence is a vital part of your marketing strategy - but how can you make the most of the various platforms available to you? From websites to concert listings sites, Facebook to Twitter and Instagram, we'll discuss the ins and outs of creating and growing your online profile.

Location

ONLINE
United Kingdom

Growing your membership - with a focus on under 35s (online event)

 

*Update*

This event is currently full, however we are running this event on other dates which still have availability:

Wednesday 10 June, 1.30pm to 3.30pm

 


Many groups have told us that they want to be able to recruit more members, and in particular, to engage better with younger people. Thanks to a legacy left to us by Pauline Thompson, we’ve been able to develop a bank of ideas that can help!

Location

ONLINE
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 covered the basics of setting up accounts and creating your first posts. In this resource we cover 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.