Growing your group and audiences

Case study: collaborating with other music groups

Collaborating with another music group is an excellent way of creating variety in your programming, as well as tackling repertoire you may not otherwise have a chance to play. This case study includes the motivations and learnings from one such collaboration: between Chantage and Nonesuch Orchestra.

Liaising with local government

This guidance is intended to provide you with some ideas on how you can work productively with your local authority and how you can attempt to lobby officers and elected members so that your group can benefit from the resources and expertise available within a local authority.

Top ten tips for approaching the media

The following ten tips will help you build your list of journalist contacts and get your group’s new commission, forthcoming concert or other project into the media.

Project planning template

This template is designed to help you plan a project and successfully bid for funding, leading you through the planning stage step by step, enabling you to bridge the gap between inspiration and delivery.

Music recording

This guide contains vital information for making a recording onto CD or DVD that keeps groups within the law and recognises fee and rights agreements.

Running a ‘Come and Sing/Play’ event

‘Come and Sing/Play’ events are a simple but brilliant idea: you open up your group for a day, for anyone to come along and sing or play an instrument. This tool kit will help you decide what sort of event you want to run and give you practical advice on how to plan and run an event.