Growing your group and audiences

Emails and Mailing lists in the Making Music Platform

This guidance specifically covers Emails and Mailing Lists in the Making Music Platform. Before reading this, please ensure that you have read our help guide on Getting Started with your Making Music Platform.

All of the Making Music Platform help guides and latest Platform News can be found on the MM Platform Service Hub page.

Finances in the Making Music Platform

This guidance specifically covers Finances in the Making Music Platform. Before reading this, please ensure that you have read our help guide on Getting Started with your Making Music Platform.

All of the Making Music Platform help guides and latest Platform News can be found on the MM Platform Service Hub page.

Events in the Making Music Platform

This guidance specifically covers Events in the Making Music Platform. Before reading this, please ensure that you have read our help guide on Getting Started with your Making Music Platform.

All of the Making Music Platform help guides and latest Platform News can be found on the MM Platform Service Hub page.

Webinar recording: Find out more about Gospel music

In this recording of our webinar (original event 24 June 2022), guest speakers talked about gospel music and how you can incorporate it into your music group.

We welcomed:

Webinar recording: Social prescribing – what is it and is it for your music group?

In this recording of our webinar (original event 20 May 2022), guest speakers discussed what social prescribing is and how it could be a huge opportunity for music groups. 

Social prescribing is a key feature of the NHS’ long-term plan, which aims to strengthen the link between the local community and social activities such as music, sport, and arts. In this webinar, we discussed who does the prescribing, what kind of people are referred and what it would mean for your group to become ‘social prescribing friendly’.

We welcomed:

Managing members, friends and sponsors in the Making Music Platform

This guidance specifically covers Managing members, friends and sponsors in your Making Music Platform. Before reading this, please ensure that you have read our help guide on Getting Started with your Making Music Platform.

All of the Making Music Platform help guides and latest Platform News can be found on the MM Platform Service hub page.

Customising your Making Music Platform

This guidance specifically covers customising your Making Music Platform. Before reading this, please ensure that you have read our help guide on Getting Started with your Making Music Platform.

Getting started with your Making Music Platform

This guidance should be read first and covers what you need to know about how the Making Music Platform works before you start to design or customise your own Platform.

All of the Making Music Platform help guides and latest Platform News can be found on the MM Platform Service hub page.

Tackling barriers to access and inclusion (online event)

Creating an event or activity that is accessible, welcoming and inclusive of everyone starts with one big question: what are the barriers that would exclude someone from taking part? People who experience barriers to making and enjoying music are more likely to be disabled, from an ethnic minority, have a mental or physical health condition or be in challenging socio-economic circumstances. How can you identify the barriers that exclude people from taking part in your group's events and activities, or stop people being included when they experience a change of circumstance?

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Webinar recording: The challenges of recruiting and retaining volunteers

In this recording of our webinar (original event 18 March 2022), a panel of guest speakers discussed the challenges of recruiting and retaining volunteers, particularly in the context of the pandemic.

Volunteers are difficult to come by – increasing regulation, rising retirement ages, less regular working hours and less stable working lives have probably contributed to fewer people volunteering.