Music Organisations in the Best of the Web UK Directory

Music Organisations

All-Party Parliamentary Group On Music

Exists to provide a discussion forum between the music industry and parliamentarians.

Awards for Young Musicians

Established to support talented young musicians who, because of financial need, may be prevented from fulfilling their potential. Includes details of their programme, guidelines for applications, and contacts.

British Forum for Ethnomusicology (BFE)

Formed to advance the study, documentation, and preservation of the traditional music and dance, of all countries. Includes details of membership, conferences, publications, and study opportunities in the UK.

Charles Parker Archive Trust

Based in the Central Library in Birmingham, and consists of tapes, books, papers, correspondence and scripts for most of the programmes Charles Parker produced and the organisations in which he was active.

Chester and North East Wales Organists' & Choirmasters' Association

Group affiliated with the Incorporated Association of Organists offers recitals, lectures, and scheduled meetings.

Chineke! Foundation

Non-profit organisation which has been established to provide career opportunities to young BME classical musicians in the UK and Europe.

Concertina Charitable Trust

Makes grants to charitable bodies which provide musical entertainment and related activities for the elderly. Provides a guide to their fundraising and how to apply for a grant.

Future Talent.

Aims to find, fund and nurture musically gifted individuals aged between 5 and 18 who do not have the financial means or the opportunity to advance their musicianship.

Incorporated Society of Musicians

Professional body for musicians; includes news, member registers and details of conferences and events.

Jewish Music Institute (JMI)

Based at SOAS and dedicated to the celebration, preservation and development of Jewish music. Includes a description of Jewish music, details of the library, newsletter and news.

Langham Research Centre

A group devoted to authentic performances of classic electronic music, and the creation of new music from their instrumentarium of vintage analogue devices.

Live Music Now

Provider of live music to the UK's welfare, educational, justice and health sectors, using specially trained musicians. Includes information about how to support the charity.

Making Music - The National Federation of Music Societies

Represents and supports amateur and semi-professional music groups of all genres throughout the United Kingdom; includes information about their activities, listings of affiliated groups, events, and national and regional contacts. https://www.facebook.com/makingmusicuk

Music Venue Trust

Registered charity which acts to protect, secure and improve UK grassroots music venues for the benefit of venues, communities and upcoming artists.

The Musicians' Union

Represents over thirty thousand musicians working in all sectors of the music business. Includes information about membership, services, and an advice section.

Musicians Without Borders UK

Charity which uses music to reduce the effects of war trauma and to connect people across cultural, political and religious borders for peace and positive change.

Natural Voice Practitioners' Network

Aims to promote group singing without audition, as a way of bringing communities together. Contains information for teachers, as well as workshop listings and resources.

New Music Scotland

Bringing together performers, composers, promoters of new music in Scotland.

PRS for Music Foundation

Leading funder of new music across all genres in the UK and also hoping to encourage creative debate about the British music industry. Contains information on current projects and grants.

Royal Musical Association (RMA)

A society dedicated to musicology, the study of music; includes details of membership, awards and events, publications, and contacts.

SAM (Sound and Music)

Promotes contemporary music and sound art through a range of projects; includes details of live events, projects, artist profiles and development services, and contacts.

Scottish Music Centre

Established to support music and musical development in all genres; includes an industry directory, events diary by region, information about their projects, and contacts.

Sound Sense

Supports organisations and individuals involved in community music. Provides details of membership, benefits, and professional development events, with their code of practice and other resources.

SOUNDKitchen UK

Dedicated to the promotion of composers and artists working in the field of sound.

Ty Cerdd – Music Centre Wales

Offers funding, artistic advice, information and development support for amateur and professional music-making groups throughout Wales; includes a directory, performance diary, details of their library of sheet music, resources on Welsh composers, newsletter and contacts.

Vaughan Williams Memorial Library

Information about the library and its collections of traditional music.

Welsh Music Information Centre

Supports, promotes and provides an information resource on the music of Wales; provides databases of composers, works, and recordings, events diary, and contacts.

Women in Music

National membership organisation that celebrates women's music making across all genres of music; also works to raise awareness of gender issues in music and support women musicians in their professional development.

Workers Music Association

Promotes music to further the aims of peace, internationalism and social justice; includes details of summer schools and scholarships.

The Worshipful Company of Musicians

The only City of London Livery Company devoted to the performing arts; works primarily to help young musicians at the start of their careers, by providing prizes and scholarships, performance opportunities, and medals. Includes news, events, and contacts.

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