Giving us a voice – ConnectsMusic is a free, grass-roots, digital-focussed platform and directory for connection and collaboration in the world of music and its associated businesses; enabling all to search, connect and collaborate with artists, venues, promoters and media representatives. Brainchild of vocalist, songwriter and activist Emily Saunders and run by artists for artists, ConnectsMusic already has over 3,500 artists, venues and related businesses on board – locally, nationally, and worldwide.
ConnectsMusic seeks to support, show and share the talent that is out there, especially in this current time when our music world is being so greatly affected – community has never been more important. – created by artists for artists – what’s happening, venues, tours & services
search – connect – collaborate
The Musicians’ Union represents over thirty thousand musicians working in all sectors of the music business. As well as negotiating on behalf of its members with all the major employers in the industry, the MU offers a range of services for self-employed professional and student musicians of all ages. The benefits of membership include £10m public liability cover, £2,000 worth of equipment insurance, contract advice, partnership agreements, careers advice and legal assistance. Visit the MU website and find out how the Union can help you with your career whether you work in the live arena, the recording studio, in education or as a writer/composer.
Serious are one of the UK’s leading producers and curators of live jazz, international and new music. Serious produces events that range from major concerts, festivals and national and international tours through to learning and participation programmes, conferences and specially commissioned bespoke events. Alongside its core role as a live music events producer, and programme consultants, Serious runs the registered charity, Serious Trust, which has been established to support the next generation of artists and audiences through our artist development, learning and participation and commissioning programmes.
Help Musicians UK, in partnership with Musicians Hearing Services and the Musicians’ Union, has created the Musicians Hearing Health Scheme for all musicians in the UK. For £40 (£30 for MU members) you get access to the very best musician-specialist audiologists and bespoke hearing protection. #HearForMusicians