Putting on events

Busking

One of the best things about busking is that anyone (over the age of 14) can do it; from seasoned veterans to someone who has yet to sing a note in public, the street is your stage.

Why do it?

Busking is a great way to:

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 project - groups

Applications  for the 2018-19 projects are now closed. 

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. 

You'll need to have your website login handy to view most of these resources so if you don't have one, please get in touch with us.

Discounted hire rates on our Steinway model C piano

Making Music offers its Steinway model C piano for hire at extremely competitive rates for members and non-members.

£500 off touring for member groups

Corporate members Club Europe Concert Tours are offering Making Music member groups an exclusive £500 off tours.

The discount applies for any group booking their first tour with Club Europe. The tour can take place in 2019 or 2020. 

You can find out about tours and destinations on offer at the Club Europe website.

To claim the discount, quote code MM500 when booking.

Discounts on music technology products

Steinberg have linked up with GAK Music shop to offer Making Music members preferential discounted prices on their range of products.

10 ways selling tickets online can help your group - and how to pick the right platform

If you spend a lot of time managing event bookings via phone and email instead of organising other areas of your events, then using an online ticketing service might be just want you need.

Ticketing websites have never been more user-friendly and they can help your group save time, money, and sell more tickets. The initial setup can be slightly time-consuming but once you are up and running, the positives far outweigh the negatives…

Performing in Care Homes

Care homes are not often seen as places for performing music, and you’d be forgiven if you hadn’t considered doing so before.

However, according to a 2015 Treasurers survey, a number of Making Music member groups already have a relationship with their local care home.

Why perform in a care home?

It can be hugely beneficial for everyone involved: the care home, its residents and your group:

Alternatives to putting on a formal concert

'Formal' concerts are often the central driver of groups' seasons and activities, but in some cases they can be a financial burden as well. In this guidance we explore some alternatives that might allow you to retain the benefits while reducing the financial risks and pressure.