Putting on events

Adopt a Composer scheme

Applications are now closed for the 2017/18 Adopt a Composer project.

ISM model contract for working with professional musicians

With many thanks to ISM, the Incorporated Society of Musicians, for giving Making Music members access to and permission to use their model performance contract.

Group collaboration agreement

Groups collaborating on joint projects and events can be a lot fun and hugely beneficial for everyone involved. There are things to be aware of that are different to planning normal events and we have produced some guidance that looks at planning a joint event to help with this. One area this covers is having a simple agreement document between the groups. 

Free sheet music from British Composer Award winner Peter McGarr

We are delighted to offer members the opportunity to perform the music of British Composer Award winner Peter McGarr for free.

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.

A step-by-step guide to commissioning new music

This guidance provides a step-by-step guide on how to commission new music. The guidelines are designed to help you choose a suitable composer for your group’s needs, negotiate the commissioning process, raise funds, market your piece successfully, and ensure future performances of your commission.

Discounts on online ticketing booking fees

Making Music has teamed up with TicketSource and WeGotTickets to offer Making Music members special offers on their online ticketing services.

Should your group be using online ticketing?

Alex Scott from Keele Concert Society talks about his experience with online ticketing and overcoming his hesitation with using it:

At first I was not convinced that Keele Concerts Society needed to sell tickets on a website, but as more and more people are buying things online, particularly the younger generation we are all so desperate to attract to our concerts, I thought we would try for one season and see how it went. I am so glad we did as it has proved a very valuable addition to our box office.

Find a Musical Vacancy

Looking to use your musical (or non-musical) talents to get involved in music making? Use our simple search filters to find opportunities with amateur music groups near you.

Case study: collaborating with other music groups

Collaborating with another music group is an excellent way of creating variety in your programming, as well as tackling repertoire you may not otherwise have a chance to play. This case study includes the motivations and learnings from one such collaboration: between Chantage and Nonesuch Orchestra.