Technology

Case study: Livestreaming in-person rehearsals

Laura Mackay and Frank Althaus of Petros Singers tell us how they livestreamed their Covid-secure in-person rehearsals to members who were unable to attend in person.

Webinar recording: Online rehearsals and getting the most out of technology

In this recording of our guest speaker webinar (original event 19 March 2021), we explored how to make sure you're getting the most out of technology during online rehearsals.

We welcomed David Lake (member of a Making Music group, researcher at the University of Surrey, an Engineering Technologist in the CTO group at Dell Technologies and a contributor to the Internet Engineering Task Force, the standards body of the internet), Robin Simpson (member of the Northampton Symphony Orchestra) and Leon Gower (digital producer for Making Music).

The role of the chair (online event)

Being Chair of your group can be a rewarding experience, as well as a time-consuming and frustrating one! The challenges faced by groups as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic have made being an effective chair more essential than ever. In this event, we’ll provide an opportunity for chairs of leisure-time music groups to talk to one another in breakout rooms, share their issues and experiences, and pick up some top tips from other chairs for how to approach the role and shape it to suit themselves and their group.

There will be a short break during the event.

Location

ONLINE
United Kingdom

Online member meetup (promoter groups)

Running your concert club/society, festival or special interest group means keeping on top of regulatory changes, finding new ways of working and making the most of new opportunities to promote your group. We’re providing a regular opportunity for our promoter members to find out the latest news and guidance, to get in touch with each other, to share learning and ideas and to support one other.

In this meetup we’ll:

Location

ONLINE
United Kingdom

Succession planning for committees (online event)

Your committee is an important part of keeping your group up and running. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, committees are dealing with constant change and an uncertain future, so ensuring that your committee are able to work together and make good decisions as a team is more important than ever.

In this session, we’ll talk about the practicalities of succession planning and what you should consider in order to ensure your group is able to function smoothly in times of uncertainty, or during a period of transition.

We'll talk about:

Location

ONLINE
United Kingdom

Getting to grips with PRS and copyright (online event)

The topic we receive the most queries about is PRS. What is PRS, how do you pay it and just why is it so complicated?

In this session, we’ll clear up some of the mysteries and help you to understand how, when and where you need to make your PRS payments, and what you need to consider when sharing sheet music and broadcasting performances online.

We'll talk about:

Location

ONLINE
United Kingdom

Online member meetup (Scotland)

Running your leisure-time music group means keeping on top of regulatory changes, finding new ways of working and making the most of new opportunities to perform or to promote your group. Alison Reeves, our manager in Scotland, will be leading this session for our members in Scotland to find out the latest news and guidance, to get in touch with each other, to share learning and ideas and to support one other.

In this meetup we’ll:

Location

ONLINE
United Kingdom

Online member meetup (Northern Ireland)

Running your leisure-time music group means keeping on top of regulatory changes, finding new ways of working and making the most of new opportunities to perform or to promote your group. Stephen McNally, our manager in Northern Ireland, will be leading this session for our members in Northern Ireland to find out the latest news and guidance, to get in touch with each other, to share learning and ideas and to support one other.

In this meetup we’ll:

Location

ONLINE
United Kingdom

Online member meetup (Wales)

Running your leisure-time music group means keeping on top of regulatory changes, finding new ways of working and making the most of new opportunities to perform or to promote your group. John Rostron, our manager in Wales, will be leading this session for our members in Wales to find out the latest news and guidance, to get in touch with each other, to share learning and ideas and to support one other.

In this meetup we’ll:

Location

ONLINE
United Kingdom

Online member meetup

Running your leisure-time music group means keeping on top of regulatory changes, finding new ways of working and making the most of new opportunities to perform or to promote your group. We’re providing a regular opportunity for our members to find out the latest news and guidance, to get in touch with each other, to share learning and ideas and to support one other.

In this meetup we’ll:

Location

ONLINE
United Kingdom