Putting on events

Getting to grips with PRS and copyright (Warrington)

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.

Who should attend this event?

Anyone is welcome to attend this event, but it will be particularly relevant to anyone who looks after your group's finances, venue liaison, repertoire selection or concert management.

Location

Live Wire CIC
Jubilee Way
WA2 8HE Warrington
United Kingdom

Making Music Council (Swansea)

The Making Music Council gives you a chance to have your say on Making Music’s direction of travel. We want to hear your views and ideas about Making Music in general, and provide an opportunity for you to represent the needs of your music group, helping us to ensure we are delivering the right services and opportunities for you. 

Who should attend this event?

Location

Village Hotel
Langdon Road
SA1 8QY Swansea
United Kingdom

Growing your membership & Making Music Council (Belfast)

Many groups have told us that they want to be able to recruit more members, and in particular, to engage better with younger people. Thanks to a legacy left to us by Pauline Thompson, we’ve been able to develop a bank of ideas that can help!

Come along and find out more about the research we’ve done, and how you can use it to help your group reach more people of all ages.

Who should attend this event?

Location

The ARC (Arts Resource Centre)
Community Arts Partnership 7 Donegall Street Place, Donegall Street
BT1 2FN Belfast
United Kingdom

Making Music Council (Taunton)

The Making Music Council gives you a chance to have your say on Making Music’s direction of travel. We want to hear your views and ideas about Making Music in general, and provide an opportunity for you to represent the needs of your music group, helping us to ensure we are delivering the right services and opportunities for you. 

Who should attend this event?

Location

Museum of Somerset
Taunton Castle Castle Green
TA1 4AA Taunton
United Kingdom

Making Music Council (Leeds)

The Making Music Council gives you a chance to have your say on Making Music’s direction of travel. We want to hear your views and ideas about Making Music in general, and provide an opportunity for you to represent the needs of your music group, helping us to ensure we are delivering the right services and opportunities for you. 

Who should attend this event?

Location

St George's Centre
St George's Road
LS10 4UZ Leeds
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.

Making local connections (Bodmin)

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.

Who should attend this event?

Location

Bodmin Jail
Berrycoombe Road
PL31 2NR Bodmin
United Kingdom

Helping your group to thrive (Birmingham)

Making Music is hosting this free event for music groups to make connections, discuss aspects of running your group and find out the latest news from Making Music.

Who should attend this event?

Anyone is welcome to attend this event, but it will be particularly relevant to committee members of leisure-time music groups.

We'll talk about:

Location

Carrs Lane Conference Centre
Carrs Lane
B4 7SX Birmingham
United Kingdom