Putting on events

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.

Brass Bands England: Artistic Development with Philip Harper

Come and listen to Philip Harper demystify the subject of Artistic Direction, particularly the role of 'the audience' in artistic thinking.

Location

Presentation Room
Ushaw College
DH7 9RH Durham
United Kingdom

Adopt a Composer scheme

Applications  for the 2018-19 projects are now closed. 

Taking part in local and national celebrations (Dundee)

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. 

Location

Ashton Hall
Caird Hall City Square
DD1 3BB Dundee
United Kingdom

Making Local Connections (St Albans)

How do you find, get in touch with and build a relationship with the people who are important to your group? We'll discuss the ins and outs of making that first step, and how you can build a fruitful and lasting relationship. There will be opportunities to chat, ask questions, make connections and share experiences and advice. Making Music staff will share tips for talking to your local authority, and give you pointers on how to establish your own local connections.

More reasons to come:

Location

The County Club
29 Ridgmont Road
AL1 3AH St Albans
United Kingdom

Making local connections (Hereford)

How do you find, get in touch with and build a relationship with the people who are important to your group? We'll discuss the ins and outs of making that first step, and how you can build a fruitful and lasting relationship. There will be opportunities to chat, ask questions, make connections and share experiences and advice. Making Music staff will share tips for talking to your local authority, and give you pointers on how to establish your own local connections.

More reasons to come:

Location

Shire Hall HR1 2HP Hereford
United Kingdom

Making the most of your online presence (London)

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.

We'll talk about:

Location

Theatres Trust
22 Charing Cross Road
WC2H 0QL London
United Kingdom

The committee members' toolkit

The prospect of joining a music group committee for the first time can be daunting, so we've put together some resources to help you feel more confident about your role. Or even if you're well settled on a committee, it's always helpful to have guidance to refer to along the way. 

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