Membership organisations

Choir Schools Association

+44 (0)13 5922 1333

The St, Market Weston, Diss, United Kingdom

Choir Schools are amazing places where young choristers enjoy learning and playing. Their work takes them into stunningly beautiful buildings on a daily basis.

There is no better educational and musical training start for boys and girls aged 7 years and up who love to sing.

The Choir Schools Association is here to help parents and youngsters to make the most of this incredible opportunity.

Sing Up

+44 (0)20 7908 5148

74-77 Great Russell Street, London, United Kingdom

Sing Up places singing at the heart of education by providing a complete singing package through a digital music platform, termly magazine and training.

With over ten years’ experience at the forefront of music education, Sing Up has created Membership packages that are flexible and well-loved by teachers and vocal leaders across the world. Whether you are a teacher, a freelance music educator, a music service or a music education hub, Sing Up will enable you to cultivate strong communities and healthy, happy and confident students.

Membership includes access to over 850 fantastic songs, from pop to classical, arranged to promote good vocal health in young voices. The resources are designed to help you use singing for cross-curricular learning in the classroom or to act as a complete foundation for musical learning across the school, with Early Years to age 18 and beyond.

Sound Connections

+44 (0)20 7729 7220

Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA, United Kingdom

London

Sound Connections develops, enables and empowers individuals and organisations to deliver high-quality music-making with children and young people across London.

We achieve this through three interconnected strands of activity:

  • Music programmes and projects: We are uniquely placed to manage meaningful partnerships and programmes providing music-making activities for 0-24-year-olds across London. In partnership, we provide music-making, mentoring and work experience opportunities to develop young people and improve their opportunities in life. We also bring young people into decision-making, enabling them to engage and contribute more fully to the debate around their provision.
  • Information and training: We provide a wide range of courses, bespoke advice and support to those delivering and managing activity to ensure higher quality music provision for young people. We also offer extensive information on job roles and work within the sector and signpost to a broad range of training and networking provision.
  • Research and development: By using the knowledge and evidence gathered from our activities, training programmes and relationships with over 2,500 members and regional and national decision-makers, we continue to inform and improve the music education sector.
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Technology Institute for Music Educators (TI:ME)

+1 (0)615 870 9333

7503 Kingwood Court, Fairview, TN 37062, United States

The Technology Institute for Music Educators (TI:ME) provides training, professional development and resources for music educators.
TI:ME was first conceived at Villanova University in a lunch meeting with John Dunphy (former TI:ME Executive Director), George Pinchock and Tom Rudolph (Executive Committee Chair and former President).
NAMM agreed to fund the organisation with a grant of $200,000 and the first official meeting of TI:ME took place in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, in 1997. The first TI:ME certification courses were offered in 1998 and the first TI:ME conference took place in Pennsylvania in April 1999.
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All-Party Parliamentary Group on Music

+44 20 3713 8454

49 Whitehall, London, United Kingdom

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Music exists to provide a discussion forum between the music industry and parliamentarians.

All-Party Parliamentary Groups bring together Lords and MPs from across the party political divide and act as a point for dialogue amongst decision-makers on issues of concern.

Through a series of events and discussions during the political year, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Music seeks to inform parliamentarians about developments within the music industry as well as engage MPs and Lords on measures that impact on the sector.

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European Concert Halls Organisation (ECHO)

Rue Ravenstein 23, Brussels, Belgium

The European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO) is an active network bringing together many of the major concert halls in Europe in order to promote professional exchange, shared reflection and the initiation of joint initiatives.

The European Concert Hall organisation constitutes a platform for open exchange and for joint thinking on the opportunities, developments and shared challenges central to the lives of concert halls in the 21st century. The ECHO member halls come together to learn from, and be inspired by each other and to initiate ambitious international shared initiatives.

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PRS for Music

+44 20 7580 5544

2 Pancras Square, London, United Kingdom

We pay royalties to our members when their work is performed, broadcast, streamed, downloaded, reproduced, played in public or used in film and TV. 

We support them by influencing policy, supporting and hosting awards and events, and investing in new technology to ensure we’re fit for the digital music age.

Whether we’re funding new music, championing established artists, or helping our members, we’re here to support the future of music and its makers.

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National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM)

+1 760 438 8001

5790 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008, USA

NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), established in 1901, is the not-for-profit association that strengthens the $17-billion global music, sound and event technology products industry.

Our association and our trade shows serve as the crossroads for professionals wanting to seek out the newest innovations in music, recording technology, sound, stage and lighting products. Membership also includes access to the latest industry news and education, opportunities for music advocacy and cost-saving programs that will help your business thrive. All of these activities and programs are designed to promote music-making for people of all ages and to help create a more musical world.

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Women in Music

322 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019, United States

What We Offer

  • Educational seminars, panels, and workshops with top-notch professionals
  • Up close and personal evenings with acclaimed performers, producers, and other industry professionals
  • Roundtable discussions held to discuss current topics relevant to the industry
  • Master Classes, Seminars, and Workshops
  • Special Mixers and Speed Networking Events
  • Access to our exclusive WIM Google Group where you can communicate directly to the WIM Members to 
    • Find useful resources and information from mentors and peers
    • Post about upcoming shows
    • Get information and reviews about services important to your work/businesses
    • Find job and housing opportunities
    • Ask fellow members questions about anything industry-related
  • Discounts on a variety of products and services we think will benefit the lifestyles, creativity, businesses, and careers of WIM Members.

Founded in 1985, Women in Music is now in its third decade of service to the entertainment industry.

Our members are inspired by the resources and opportunities WIM offers. We, in turn, are inspired by their wonderful achievements and contributions across all areas of the music industry.

WIM Mission Statement:
Women In Music is an organization with a mission to advance the awareness, equality, diversity, heritage, opportunities, and cultural aspects of women in the musical arts through education, support, empowerment, and recognition. Our seminars, panels, showcases, achievement awards, and youth initiatives celebrate the female contribution to the music world, and strengthens community ties.

Who We Are

  • WIM is comprised of both women and men at all stages in their careers — from students to seasoned industry veterans — and in all areas of expertise.
  • We are record label executives, artist managers, songwriters, musicians, attorneys, recording engineers, agents, publicists, studio owners, music publishers, online and traditional marketers and more.
  • We represent all genres of music and all areas of the industry.

 

European String Teachers Association UK (ESTA UK)

35 Calthorpe Road, Birmingham B15 1TS, United Kingdom

West Midlands

ESTA UK is dedicated to the needs of string teachers across the UK and to improving the quality of string teaching at every level, from toddler to conservatoire.
They provide support and professional development through their website; their magazine, Arco; and by organising events across the country throughout the year.
They offer generous financial benefits to members, including free insurance and legal cover, funding to put on local events and discounts to ESTA-organised seminars.
ESTA UK believes that music can change lives; that every child has the right to learn music; and that music teachers are responsible for the future generations of musicians and music lovers.
  • Free insurance and legal cover including Public Liability, Employers Liability Insurance with a 24-hour legal helpline and 24-hour tax helpline
  • Free customisable listing in our online public directory
  • Discounts on events organised by ESTA
  • Quarterly magazine Arco and biannual youth magazine JESTA, with unlimited copies of JESTA for your students
  • Reference videos and books on loan
  • Repertoire database for finding and suggesting repertoire suitable for students at all levels and searchable by musical and instrumental technique
  • Nannie Jamieson Nutshell Fund for assistance with short courses relating to teaching string instruments
  • Joan Dickson Chamber Music Fund for help in introducing young players to chamber music.
ESTA UK is a member of ESTA. ESTA UK is ESTA String Teachers Association Ltd, a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity
TMF

Traditional Music Forum

Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR, UK

Scotland

Traditional Music Forum is a network of over 100 music organisations and individuals supporting Scotland’s vibrant traditional music community.

We include clubs, festivals, community music projects, academic institutions, promoters, agents, publishers, tutors, performers and labels among our members; representing a broad sweep of diverse activity and thousands of musicians, enthusiasts, activists, participants and listeners across Scotland.

Supported by Creative Scotland, the Forum advocates the place for traditional music at the heart of Scottish life and works to promote the widest possible access to it. It is a key resource for information and advice on traditional music for Creative Scotland and other public bodies.

English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS)

+44 (0)20 7485 2206

Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent's Park Road, London, United Kingdom

EFDSS is the national folk arts development organisation for England. They are here to champion the English traditional arts – music, song, dance, storytelling, customs and traditions – as part of the rich and diverse cultural landscape of the UK.

They preserve these arts as well in their award-winning library, the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library (VWML), named after former EFDSS President, composer, Ralph Vaughan Williams.

From big bands to solo singers, morris dancers to contemporary choreographers, schools to mass participation, intimate folk clubs to major concert halls – their work reaches far and wide.

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Making Music

+44 (0)20 7939 6030

8 Holyrood Street, London, United Kingdom

Making Music, the UK’s number one organisation for voluntary music – here to help!

They believe passionately that the more people make music together, the happier and healthier they are. So please, invite your friends and join!

They see communities and individuals flourishing through music. Since 1935, the spirit of their organisation has been to share a passion for voluntary music.

They’re here to help everyone flourish in their music making. They thrive on encouraging all kinds of music groups and individuals to take part of the UK’s vibrant community music scene.

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Help Musicians UK (HMUK)

+44 (0)20 7239 9100

7-11 Britannia Street, London, United Kingdom

A career in music involves highs and lows. For all the rewards, there can also be challenges.

An accident, injury or illness can have a devastating effect. And then with many musicians unable to save for their retirement with little or no pension provision, later life can be difficult too.

That’s why Help Musicians UK are here and they’ve been here since 1921. They’ve helped thousands of musicians. As well as providing advice and guidance, they give financial and emotional support. For many, they are a lifeline. They play a vital role supporting working musicians who are dealing with an illness, injury or accident. They give financial grants to pay for medical treatment, specialist therapies and living costs.

They aim to get musicians back to work as soon as possible but sometimes a long-term illness or disability can make this impossible. Such life-changing circumstances can be hard to accept and deal with. They’re here to provide one-on-one help and support.

They also improve the quality of life for retired musicians by providing financial and non-financial support and social visits. Their aim is for them to enjoy independence in later life.

They offer grants and provide opportunities to emerging musicians directly and through partnerships. And they help with short-term treatment costs for music students experiencing health problems.

As a charity, they exist not only for musicians across the UK but for everyone who enjoys music. If you need help or know someone who does, they’re here for you. And if you love music, and want to help the people who make it, please support HMUK.

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The Cultural Learning Alliance (CLA) is a collective voice working to ensure that all children and young people have meaningful access to culture.

It is supported by a membership of over 12,000 organisations and individuals.

Arts and culture are a life-enhancing and essential part of our existence. They bring pleasure, participation, self-expression and essential skills into children’s lives. By speaking with one voice and working together, we can realise our ambition for all children and young people to have an entitlement to quality cultural learning.

The Alliance brings together the diverse parts of the cultural sector to work together including museums, film, libraries, heritage, dance, literature, new media arts, theatre, visual arts and music with the education and youth sector, with parents and with young people.

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Creative Industries Federation

+44 (0)20 3771 0350

22 Endell Street, London, United Kingdom

The Creative Industries Federation is the national membership organisation bringing together all of the UK’s arts, creative industries and cultural education to provide an authoritative and united voice in a way never done before.

They extraordinary sector is the fastest growing part of the UK economy, feeds and fascinates hearts, and minds and is the UK’s calling card to the world. But it has never quite punched its weight in government – until now.

The Federation was the brainchild of Sir John Sorrell, the designer and UK business ambassador, and a heavyweight team of creative leaders including Sir Nicholas Serota of Tate, Sir Peter Bazalgette from Arts Council England and Caroline Rush of the British Fashion Council. They have a board of top figures and an equally dynamic UK advisory council of members ranging from multinationals to young entrepreneurs. They have now gone global with an international advisory council too.

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British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM)

+44 (0)20 7404 8444

South Camden Centre for Health (NHS), Drummond Street, London, United Kingdom

The British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) is a healthcare charity helping performing arts professionals and students beat (and preferably avoid) work-related health problems, and dedicated to sharing knowledge about healthy practice.

They also deliver specialist training for doctors and other health care professionals, educators and professional bodies, and advocate for best practice throughout the performing arts.

BAPAM’s expert clinicians understand the demands of a performing arts career and give free medical advice about problems including playing-related injuries and pain, tension, hypermobility, voice problems, performance anxiety, and stress.

Clinical assessments are available in Birmingham, Cambridge, Cardiff, Dublin, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle and Portsmouth.

BAPAM clinicians are from a range of backgrounds including general practice, physiotherapy, osteopathy, psychology, rheumatology, and orthopaedics.

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Association of Teachers of Singing

+44 (0)12 2356 2871

23 Spring Valley, Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom

The Association of Teachers of Singing (AOTOS) was founded in 1975 to promote a wider understanding of all aspects of the teaching of singing.

We create opportunities which bring together teachers from all over the world.

All AOTOS activities and services are open to members specialising in teaching any expression of song: from classical, through music theatre and folk, to jazz, rock and gospel, either privately or in school, college or conservatoire.

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Association of British Orchestras

+44 (0)20 7557 6770

32 Rose Street, London, United Kingdom

The ABO’s mission is to enable and support a vibrant, innovative, collaborative and sustainable orchestral sector.

ABO exists to support and champion professional orchestras in the UK in their ambition to perform music to the highest artistic standards for the widest possible audience.

The key objectives of the Association cover three areas of activity: connecting, championing, developing.

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Scottish Association for Music Education (SAME)

+44 (0)15 9278 4256

PO Box 26858 Kirkcaldy KY2 9BP, United Kingdom

Scotland

The Scottish Association for Music Education (SAME) is the professional association which represents all those involved in music education.

This includes nursery and primary class teachers and specialists, secondary class teachers, instrumental tutors, AS teachers and those within education authorities with responsibility for music. The experience and expertise of their members has contributed to music education in a wide variety of fields.

There are strong links with the provision of music education at further and higher levels and also links with community education and education in prisons.

SAME helps its members to deliver high-quality music education by:

  • Enabling contact with colleagues through conferences and mailshots
  • Contributing to the creation of a strong unified voice for music education nationally
  • Promoting the professional development of its members
  • Sharing good practice in music education
  • Regular distribution of a magazine
  • Sending regular email messages and news of current developments
  • Providing an on-line discussion forum and resource exchange
  • Consulting on issues of importance to education, to teachers and to music
  • Collaborating with other appropriate organisations

SAME membership is freely available to all involved in music education in Scotland. An elected committee, drawn from across the country and representing a variety of sectors and stakeholders, is responsible for the running of the Association.