Putting on events

Getting to grips with PRS and copyright

 

*We are in the process of confirming a venue in the Cardiff area for this event. Please do reserve your place and once the venue is confirmed, we’ll contact you to let you know the details.*

 

The topic we receive the most queries about is PRS. What is PRS, how do you pay it and just why is it so complicated?

In this session, we’ll clear up some of the mysteries and help you to understand how, when and where you need to make your PRS payments.

Location

Venue TBC CF1 Cardiff
United Kingdom

Making Music Christmas Stars

We are delighted to invite you to join us under the Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square on Tuesday 17 December, 5-6pm, to sing with us as part of our unique choir - the Making Music Christmas Stars.

Location

Trafalgar Square WC2N 5DX London
United Kingdom

Making the most of your online presence (Hastings)

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.

Who should attend this event?
Anyone is welcome to come to this event, but it will be particularly relevant to anyone who looks after your group’s marketing, recruitment, website or social media.

We'll talk about:

Location

Hastings Museum & Art Gallery
Bohemia Road
TN34 1ET Hastings
United Kingdom

Finding music: resources and tips for librarians (London)

With music libraries under increasing threat of funding cuts, music for hire is becoming harder to find. What sources can you call upon and how can you support your local music library?

Hear from other local groups where they get their music from, and find out from Making Music what we have been doing to help keep music libraries alive in the UK.

Who should attend this event?
Anyone is welcome to come to this event, but it will be particularly relevant to anyone who looks after your group’s repertoire selection, music hire or music library.

Location

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

How and where to source music

This guidance is aimed at providing all the information you need to act as your group's librarian - from sourcing music to dealing with copyright.

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.

Performing Rights (PRS) FAQs

If you are putting on a public performance of music you may have to pay royalty fees. It is important that you understand what you obligations are and that you are paying any fees where necessary.

Raising your profile: new performance opportunities (London)

From performing at gala days to connecting with the Make Music Day international festival, getting out of the concert hall and into public spaces can be a real boost to your group and members. In this session we'll talk about the opportunities available, how to get the most benefit for your group and common challenges to overcome. 

Who should attend this event?
Anyone is welcome to come to this event, but it will be particularly relevant to anyone who looks after your group’s event management, marketing or programming.

Location

Cecil Sharp House
2 Regent's Park Road
NW1 7AY London
United Kingdom

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Grand Rights

When you play or sing or programme a work that is in copyright, you need to consider who licenses the right to perform it. If you’re performing a piece of music as part of a standard concert/recital/gig, that’s usually simple – the vast majority of pieces can be licensed through PRS for Music (read all about PRS fees in our guidance).