Putting on events

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.

What fees do groups pay for professional musicians? Full survey results.

Making Music is frequently asked by members how much others pay the various kinds of professional musicians they engage. The results of this survey provide some useful indications.

Selected Artists - 2016

The 2016 edition of Selected artists. Created by the Making Music CPG committee, and containing a selection of outstanding musicians available at specially negotiated fees to all Making Music members.

Learn to Play Day checklist

Are you running a Learn to Play Day? Use our checklist to keep on track.

6 tips for protecting your hearing – an aid for musicians and groups

Whether you are hard of hearing, looking to protect your hearing for the future or trying to ensure none of your group members come to harm, we have gathered top tips on how to get the best from your auricles.