Putting on events

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.

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.

Highnotes - Spring 2016

In this edition of Highnotes, find out about the rules for digitising your music library, Streetwise Opera's latest project, getting men singing and much more.

Learn to Play Day checklist

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

6 tips for hearing loss – 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.

Selected Artists - 2015

The 2015 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.

How to pay performing rights (PRS) fees

This guidance will outline when you need to pay performing rights fees and how to pay them.

Tips for making music in prisons

Philip Emery, director of charity Changing Tunes and member of Beckenham Concert Band, gives a how-to guide for making music in prisons.

Case study: Beckenham Concert Band prison concerts

Philip Emery, Chair of member group Beckenham Concert Band, and Director of music charity Changing Tunes (London & South East), explains how they approached putting on prison concerts.

Events checklist – disability and access

This briefing, produced by Voluntary Arts, includes a simple checklist which we think covers the most important issues surrounding disability for voluntary arts events.