Putting on events

How to approach health and safety

Health and Safety is one of those terms that can bring dread and derision in equal measure. With some of the stories you hear it’s easy to see why it has a bad reputation. In practical terms though, all it really means is spending a little bit of time thinking about what risks exist in a particular situation and what can be done to minimise them.

Press Release template

A good press release should be able to condense all the important information into one page of A4 in size 11 font. We've put together this template to help you get started alongside our top tips guidance.

Press Release template

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Where to go to list your events online

Online events listings can be a good way to way to reach new and bigger audiences, but you have to be willing to put in time, work, patience and a bit of creativity.

There are many options out there, and we'll outline the main types below. Also, before you venture deep into the web, did you know that you can list your events on the Making Music website?

Listings sites

Top tips for email marketing, part 2: Building a great email

In part 2 of this guidance on email marketing we'll cover what to include in your email, how to make a great subject line and how to measure success.

Part 1: Getting started and building a list | Part 2: Building a great email

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.

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.