Putting on events

Top tips for email marketing, part 1: Getting started and building a list

In an era with more and more options available for communicating with your audiences, email remains one of the most effective - 91% of adults check their email at least once per day, and promotion via email is reckoned to be 40 times more effective than social media.

Highnotes - spring 2017

In this first issue of 2017 we fill you in our five-year plan, chat to member group North Devon Sinfonia, and Jen Farrant looks at ways to make sure your group is open to people with disabilities.

To download a PDF copy, click the Highnotes image below and select 'download PDF' in the bottom right-hand corner.

Free event poster templates

If you struggle to put together posters for your concerts, we've created these templates in Word to help you on the way.

Top 5 tips for designing posters

A poster isn’t just for showing the details of an event (often it isn’t even mostly for showing the details of an event): it’s for enticing people into wanting to go.

Discounts on concert clothing

Black dress code, a company specialising in concert clothing for orchestras, choirs and soloists, are offering Making Music members a 10% discount on all orders.

They aim to provide black concert clothing that is both high quality and stylish whilst not getting in the way of performance. They’ve got a range of clothing for men and women in a variety of styles.

To claim your 10% discount, use the following code when ordering:

15% off recordings on location with 360 Music

Audio production company 360 Music are now offering Making Music members a 15% discount on all services plus a special Christmas concert offer. The 360 Music team can help with every stage of your recording project. All genres and size of ensemble are catered for, from Jazz trio to full-scale opera.

Services include;

Pre-Production

Running a tour, part 1: getting started

To help you in the adventure that is planning, organising and running a tour we’ve written three resources covering some of the key areas.

Running a tour, part 2: making plans

To help you in the adventure that is planning, organising and running a tour we’ve written three resources covering some of the key areas.

Going on tour, part 3: while you’re away

This is Part 3 our tour guidance: whilst you’re away. You’ve done all the preparation and careful planning, and all the right people and passports are in the right place at the right time; now it’s time to actually go, and make the trip itself as enjoyable as possible for everyone.

A how-to guide for being an event-managing master

Putting on concerts is the highlight of being in a leisure-time music group. It’s the culmination of all your hard work in rehearsals and a chance to show the world what you can do, not to mention a source of income. A well organised and professionally run event can help make the experience for the group and the audience memorable – and ensure they come back.