Growing your group and audiences

Marketing your events – a step-by-step guide

You’ve picked a date, booked a venue, agreed on a programme, and now it’s time to get cracking with ticket sales. Thisguidance will lead you through a set of steps to help you effectively market your events. Whilst the guide focuses on concerts, the ideas will apply to other activities, such as membership recruitment, a workshop or a fundraising event.

Audience development case study: Bristol Choral Society 'Mini Messiah' concerts

Robert Convey of member group Bristol Choral Society explains how they have begun to create the audiences and music makers of the future with their Mini Messiah concerts.

Subsidies for booking Young Artists and St Martin's winners

Each year our Young Artists and the St Martin's Chamber Music competition bring together the best young professional musicians at rates that are affordable to amateur music groups.

Adopt a Composer scheme

Applications are now closed for the 2017/18 Adopt a Composer project.

Group collaboration agreement

Groups collaborating on joint projects and events can be a lot fun and hugely beneficial for everyone involved. There are things to be aware of that are different to planning normal events and we have produced some guidance that looks at planning a joint event to help with this. One area this covers is having a simple agreement document between the groups. 

20% off sheet music for Carmina Burana and Arion and the Dolphin

Arion and the Dolphin is Jonathan Dove’s new choral piece commissioned by Making Music specifically for amateur vocal groups as a companion-piece to the reduced version of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. Performances of this new work will be reserved exclusively to Making Music members until 31 August 2016.

Create CDs to sell with Making Music Mix

Making Music Mix is the CD creation service available exclusively to members, allowing you to create a record of your work without upfront costs.

Discounts for recording your music

Tŷ Cerdd offers Making Music members exclusive discounts on recordings in their Cardiff studio or those made by their mobile sound engineers anywhere in the UK.

How to get started with social media

This guide gives a simple, step-by-step guide to getting set up on the most important social media platforms for member groups: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.

Should your group be using online ticketing?

Alex Scott from Keele Concert Society talks about his experience with online ticketing and overcoming his hesitation with using it:

At first I was not convinced that Keele Concerts Society needed to sell tickets on a website, but as more and more people are buying things online, particularly the younger generation we are all so desperate to attract to our concerts, I thought we would try for one season and see how it went. I am so glad we did as it has proved a very valuable addition to our box office.