Putting on events

Instrumental ensemble leadership workshop with Martyn Brabbins

Join us for our first ever conducting workshop with Martyn Brabbins, Music Director of English National Opera!

*Please note, all participating conductor places are now booked. However, observer places are still available.*


Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square
WC1R 4RL 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:


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.


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.

Try Booking

Events made easy - powerful and easy to use software to sell tickets online with affordable pricing and local support.


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).

Resources for Music Directors

Being the music director (MD) of a group is a diverse role with lots to think about from conducting, arranging music and developing the group to leading, inspiring and encouraging cohesive working. We have put together a range of guidance, resources and opportunities that MDs might find useful.

Making Music Platform

An all-in-one online admin tool and website to help you run your group. Manage your members, plan your activities, take card payments, promote events and much more - everything you need in one place.