Resource Links for Event Promotion

The following links and advice will help you promote an event you are organising. Publicity for a ‘one off’ gig uses different strategies to the long-term promotion of your music as an artist.

Advice about a long-term publicity campaign to promote your music and yourself as an artist can be found on B Sharp’s Links for Music Promotion, Marketing & Getting Heard

EVENT PROMOTION ADVICE

B Sharp has written a publicity guide for promoting gigs, as part of its free online short course on event/project planning. It covers strategies to co-ordinate a multi-media campaign using press, social media, posters and how to create content that will connect with your audience etc. The guide will help you use the links below to tell your story.

Promote a Gig advice by , About.com Guide.

Watch the 2nd video (under 5 minutes) at the bottom of the page in this link, of Harvey Goldsmith, one of the UK’s iconic event promoters, giving great advice on the most important parts of event promotion. Excellent music business advice! It’s not all about publicity, it’s about problem solving and communication between a team to create the best possible experience for the audience and performers.

JamMob has useful blogs about music marketing. It has various categories such as concert promotion, social media, radio, mobile marketing, publishing and more.

The Youth Media Agency is the National home for UK Youth Media: raising the profile of, and supporting over 300 exciting media platforms. They deliver campaign and media training, working with 16-25 year olds.

PRESS RELEASES

Sending in a story of around 300 words to your local press will often get you free editorial coverage. Many more people read their local newspaper than national ones, so it is a good way to reach a potential audience who are near your gig venue. The first paragraph should use the 5 Ws rule – who, what, when, why, where. More advice about when and what to put in a press release can be found in B Sharp’s publicity guide. In addition, good advice about writing press releases has been written by Ideas Tap  and can be seen here: How to write a press release. They have also blogged Five common press release mistakes.

A really good contemporary piece of advice about press releases has been written by . It makes full use of links to social media, images and story telling. She says, “The content and structure of press releases have a far greater influence on the visibility of the message, and as competition for attention increases, the formula for a successful press release is changing. Here are some ways to freshen the news releases your organization publishes, and get more results for your campaigns.”

WEBSITE

Having a website as a promoter, or an organisation running events is an important way to keep people aware what you are doing. Your website is the place where you can tell your story in its fullest form, using text, video, audio, photos and has the ability to be designed and navigated to attract and lead viewers to what you want to say. It is important to keep it up to date. All other campaign tools can direct people to your website so you can tell your story in full. You can create QR codes for print material so that smart phones can be directed to your website on the spot, from wherever they see your poster, newspaper advert etc.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Great advice on how to use social media to promote events/organisations/projects by SoundDelivery. It explains the pros and cons of various social media sites, etiquette, and how to tell your story and interact with your audience. Some sites help you track how effective your posts are so that you can evaluate what works and prioritise your tools and time.

Facebook. Social media site to share information with friends/fans. It is an important tool to let potential customers know about what you are doing. You can create an event page and invite friends who can then invite their friends. It can be interactive and updated as news develops about your event. Facebook tools:

Twitter. Social media site for short blogs of up to 140 characters. Useful to link your more detailed story on another site.  For concise advice, see this infographic on how to create the perfect Tweet.

YouTube. Video sharing. The second biggest search engine (after Google), so a very important tool to tell your story. If you are promoting a small event, you may not have the resources or time to make a promotional video. However, one or more of your artists may have uploaded a video of their work and you can link your publicity to this. Videos are easier and more accessible for viewers than text. To make a video, see

Vimeo Same principle as YouTube. Video sharing – Upload, share, connect on your TV and phone, sell your work, promote your event.

Soundcloud. Link your event campaign to any uploads by your performers on Soundcloud. It is an online audio distribution platform which allows collaboration, promotion and distribution of audio recordings. SoundCloud enables anyone to upload, record, promote and share their originally created sounds across the internet, in a simple, accessible and feature-rich way. As an artist, it’s a good way to get feedback on music you are producing/remixing. Twitter: @SoundCloud

Mixcloud‘s mission is to deliver great radio, for everyone. They describe themselves as “Re-thinking radio, joining the dots between traditional shows, Podcasts and DJ mixes. Still curious? Check our FAQTeam page. Upload your own music, interview your band etc to make a small radio show.” You could make a short audio piece about you event and direct people to it e.g. through Facebook and Twitter.

Audioboo allows people to record and upload audio that can then be shared via other social networks. Audio can be recorded and uploaded straight from your phone or computer, allowing you to become a “social reporter” at events – where a group of people interactively and jointly contribute to some form of reporting, in text, photos, images or video. You could make a short audio piece about you event and direct people to it through Facebook and Twitter. An example of Audioboo at work is Zoe Ivory from the Big Lottery talking about the importance of blogging. Twitter: @theboobot

Blogging – opinion pieces, behind the scenes, what’s happening. They give more information than Facebook or Twitter. You could blog about the artists in your event, why you are putting the gig on, funny things that have happened when organising it etc. Lots of tips about blogging can be found on these links: basic blogging and blogging resources.  How to become an online ‘influencer’ Blog with 10 tips on how to become an influencer, as a ‘taste maker’ and opinion former.

Linkedin is a network for professionals to interact, get advice and support and make connections and endorsements. Useful for promoters, musicians and the music industry. Check out the range of groups with mutual interests e.g. Event Peeps: For Live Event Industry Professionals. The groups have lots of discussions and you can ask questions and receive advice from experienced peers.

MailChimp helps you design email newsletters, share them on social networks, integrate with services you already use, and track your results. There is MailChimp for Music.

Storify users curate what people post on social media and turn them into stories. Create your own stories about what you do, your music etc.
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Addthis. Merge tag tools for sharing – allows readers to share your music/story/campaign with their friends by connecting your posts to other sites. Add ‘follow’ and ‘share’ buttons to your social media sites.
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Hootsuite is a tool that allows you to manage all of your social media accounts in one place. Control all of your accounts on the move with the mobile version. You can set up times for posts to be released, so that a social media campaign can be coordinated to ‘amplify’ your story at times most likely to be read. Twitter: @hootsuite or @HootSuite_Help

GigaTools manages your gig promotion publicity across several social media sites. Designed for artists, DJs, bands, labels and agents to manage, promote and share their upcoming gigs online. A little like Hootsuite.

ReverbNation – Similar to Hootsuite but designed just for music. It can update all of your online profiles with new information from one central location and track stats from all of your social media sites. Reverb Nation also gives you multiple ways to sell your music, from linking to your offsite shop on your Reverb Nation profile with a free membership to having your music on iTunes and Amazon in exchange for a nominal membership fee.

Digital toolkit – websites for modern musicians seeking to promote and distribute their music, or for music entrepreneurs looking to develop their businesses.

GIG LISTINGS

Lemon Rock. A site that automatically finds your location (it asks for your permission) and then gives a local gig guide. Register your gig.

South West Music Services This is your portal to concerts, gigs and other music related events in the South West of England. If you would like a reciprocal link please get in touch. Bands, Jazz, classical and more. Register your gig.

Gig Guide provide information on Gigs, Live Music Venues, Wedding and Function Bands, Music Festivals and a host of other music related businesses in the UK. Register your gig.

Music Glue has event listings and offers services to support gigging artists. Register your gig.

Vocalist Gig Guide Add Your Gigs FREE to our online Gig Guide.  Amateur to Professional Solo & Duo Singers, Vocalists, Musicians, Songwriters, Venues, Pubs, Clubs, Covers & Original Acts.

PUTTING YOUR SHOW ON THE ROAD

You may want technical expertise or other resources for your event, whether it’s at home or you are taking a show on tour. To find what you need, you could use Showcase, the International music directory. Find contact details for a vast range of specialist suppliers to the music industry – concert services, venues, equipment, recording studios, music business services, media, musical equipment and musical equipment hire.
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Links to Music Festivals

Here are some links to some UK music festivals. If you can recommend any music festivals, please reply below, giving a link.

A complete B Sharp music resource menu can be found in  Links to Progress your Music Interests and Journey.

Music Festival Resources:

Tickets too expensive? “Work at Music Festivals UK” provides you with a constant stream of festival work opportunities, paid and volunteer. Posting work opportunities as they are released so that you don’t miss out!

This site has a good map of music festivals in the UK with links to each festival.

Comprehensive list of UK music festivals, listed under different music genres.

The Festival Calendar. Dates for UK festivals.

UK Festival Guides for all your festival and music needs. Festival Calendar, music videos, reviews, guides and galleries.

E Festivals. Quick links for Festivals around the world  Festivals and events are being added & updated all the time.  E-mail festivals@efestivals.co.uk to get your festival added.

Ents24 – “dedicated to bringing you the easiest way to find events and buy tickets no matter where you live or what you’re into. Live music, stand-up comedy, festivals, clubbing, theatre, family days out, or cinema”.

List of Arts Festivals in the UK. Not all are music focused. Compiled by the British Arts Festivals Association. Some of the dates have not been updated. For current festival dates and information, click on the festival of interest and then click on their website address.

The British and International Federation of Festivals for Music, Dance and Speech work for amateur festivals everywhere. Most of their festivals are competitive and the performers receive verbal and written educational feedback from a professional adjudicator in each classification of music, dance or speech. They have almost 300 amateur festivals affiliated to the Federation and a similar number of professional adjudicators (in all classes) and accompanists, listed in their Yearbook and website. Each year their festivals attract around 1 million performers, especially involving children and young people, reaching an audience of around 5 million worldwide.

The Association of Festival Organisers (AFO) is a membership group of like-minded festival and event managers who believe in learning and teaching, sharing and networking to continuously improve the festival scene.

The Association of Independent Festivals is a non-profit trade association created to represent UK independent music festivals. They have a good Directory of Suppliers for those thinking of putting on large scale events.

UK Festival Awards. The annual Oscars of the contemporary music festival business. Twitter: @festival_awards

European Festival Awards. Sister of the UK Festival Awards, for Europe. Many categories voted on by the public. Twitter: @festival_awards

A Greener Festival is a not-for-profit company committed to helping music and arts events and festivals around the world adopt environmentally efficient practices.

Julie’s Bicycle is a site that is concerned with the performing arts and their impact on the environment. It has a section on music and environmental responsibility. “Our global infrastructure – including music – is reliant on fossil fuels and other finite natural resources. It is critical that we revalue, reconfigure and rebalance what we do. The music industry can make a positive difference by transforming the way it does business”. Here’s how – guides for artists, producers, festivals, record labels, orchestras etc.

5 Common Festival Performer Mistakes from Ideas Tap.

Festival elves, pixies and the odd gnome ( trolls need not apply) This friendly Facebook page with over 2,000 members is primarily about joining up people for work at festivals – carpenters, transporters, stewards, bar work, promotion writers – anything that makes an event happen. Positions can be paid or voluntary. If you are putting on an event, it’s a good site to ask questions and find resources. The site has a Files Page that has UK contacts with CVs for everything you may need to make an event/festival happen.

A SAMPLE OF FESTIVALS:

LymeArtsFest. Mostly visual arts but includes the B Sharp Busking Festival, open to all performing artists and musicians. September.

Lyme Regis Jazz Festival A weekend (end of May) of Jazz , Blues and real ale.

Guitars on the Beach Lyme Regis. A one off event 7 Septemebr 2013. A record attempt to have Britain’s biggest band playing one song at the same time. At least 2,000 Guitarists expected on the beach at 5 p.m. to play Buddy Holly’s ‘Rave On’. Be part of it – register to take part online, or turn up and register on the day. Free to take part. Free to see.

Glastonbury Festival. The largest performing arts festival in Europe. Very popular – you must register with them before you can get tickets. Twitter: @GlastoFest

WOMAD World of Music Arts and Dance. Music from all continents. Several festivals per year in different countries, including Charlton Park, Wiltshire UK at the end of July.

Shindig Weekender A weekend of dancing, with great DJs and live performance based on GhettoFunk. A welcoming crowd. Last weekend of May.

Beautiful DaysGood local grass-roots festival. Mid August. Escot, Devon. Beautiful Days 2012 was shortlisted in the final 10 for Best Medium-Sized Festival, Best Family Festival, Grass Roots Festival Award and Best Toilets at the 2012 UK Festival Awards. Run by The Levellers. Twitter: bdsfestival

Latitude Festival is in July, set in the beautiful countryside of Henham Park Estate on Suffolk’s Sunrise Coast. Twitter: @LatitudeFest

Edinburgh International Festival – three weeks of the best music, theatre, dance and opera the world has to offer. August. Twitter: @edintfest #edintfest

Sonisphere – Europe’s first touring rock festival. Twitter: @Sonisphere

Secret Garden PartyA four-day party like no other… late July. Twitter: @SecretGardenHQ

CreamfieldsBest dance festival 2012, UK Festival Awards. Twitter: @Creamfields

Boomtown. ‘A raucous fun-filled weekend of ska, reggae, roots and rave in ‘The Maddest City”. Early/Mid August. Twitter: @BoomTownFair

London Micro Festivals – 5 small festivals close to London recommended by the London Evening Standard.

The Great Escape. Europe’s leading festival for new music. Brighton. Mid May.

Download Festival. Rock in Donnington Park. Twitter: @DownloadFest

Big Chill Festival. More than a music festival. Eastnor Castle Deer Park. Twitter: @BigChillFest

Bestival. September at Robin Hill, Isle of Wight. Twitter: @Bestival Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bestivalfestival

Camp Bestival July at Lulworth Castle in Dorset. ‘Best Family Festival’ 2010 & 2009 (UK Festival Awards). Twitter: @CampBestival Facebook: http://facebook.com/campbestival

V Festival is an annual music festival held at two parks simultaneously which share the same line up during the penultimate weekend in August. Twitter: @vfestival

WildernessWinner of Best New Festival 2011, UK Festival Awards. Mid August. Twitter: @WildernessHQ

Y Not Festival. Winner of the Grass Roots Festival 2012, UK Festival Awards. Beginning of August. Twitter: @Y_Not_Festival

All Tomorrow’s Parties is an organisation based in London that has been promoting festivals, concerts and records throughout the world for over ten years. The festival line-ups are chosen by significant bands or artists, resulting in unpredictable and exciting events which combine performances by legendary and influential acts with appearances by the latest crop of experimental artists from any (and every) musical genre. Twitter: @atpfestival

Tramlines. Sheffield’s free for all music festival. Winner of Best Metropolitan Festival, UK Festival Awards 2012. Late July. Twitter: @tramlines

Manchester Jazz Fest. ‪Jazzing up Manchester’s summer since 1996. End of July. Twitter: @ManJazzFest

Wireless Festival is a phenomenal open-air live music experience in the heart of bustling London. Hyde Park, London. Twitter: @WirelessFest

Lyme Regis Jazz Festival. Traditional New Orleans style, with umbrella parade. End of May. Twitter: @lymejazzfest

Chase Park Music Festival. A Rock and Roll festival experience for people of all ages and abilities. Clients from Chase Park Neuro Centre help plan, promote and participate in the festival as part of their therapy and social programmes. Clients and staff worked along with professional bodies such UKs leading Music Development Agency Generator, the Art’s Council England and other 3rd sector partners to produce a high calibre event with a stellar line up of disabled artists and emerging north east talent. Twitter: @ChaseParkFest

Green Man Festival. August. Winner of the Best Medium Sized Festival 2010 and Winner of the Grass Roots Festival Award 2012 – UK Festival Awards. Black Mountains, Wales. Twitter: @GreenManFest

End of the Road Fest An intimate music festival at the Larmer Tree Gardens, North Dorset. Twitter: @EOTR

Isle of Wight Fest. June. Twitter: @IsleOfWightFest

RockNess Festival With a backdrop of Loch Ness, voted the UK’s best small festival. Inverness. Twitter: @RockNessFest

ATP Festival All Tomorrow’s Parties: Festivals/Gigs/ATP Recordings. London. Twitter: @atpfestival

Links to Classical Music

Here are some links to help you find Classical Music, see it live or play it. If you know other websites we can link to, please reply below.

A complete B Sharp music resource menu can be found in  Links to Progress your Music Interests and Journey.

Classical Music Resources:

Youth Ensembles Survey Report 2014 undertaken by the Association of British Orchestras describes a total of 1240 ensembles, including 114 youth orchestras, 85 string ensembles, 57 choirs, 44 brass bands, 21 recorder groups and 18 percussion ensembles. Most of the survey focused on youth orchestras and data was gathered about the 9176 musicians who play in them, as well as information about repertoire, funding, touring, the management of youth orchestras and the challenges they face over the next 3 to 5 years. The survey report includes issues for further consideration ranging from funding and financial challenges, the involvement of young musicians in decision making, and promotion, to touring, repertoire, and the challenges of recruiting musicians of minority instruments: viola, double bass, oboe, bassoon and French horn.

Youth Ensembles in the UK with links to them.

Youth Orchestras in the UK with links to them.

Youth Orchestras around the world with links to them

European Union Youth Orchestra exists to unite Europe’s most talented young musicians under internationally renowned conductors, in an ensemble that transcends cultural, social, economic, religious and political boundaries – all in the common pursuit of musical excellence.

The National Childrens Orchestra of Great Britain is the premier symphony orchestra for children. They offer children a life-changing experience with training from top professional musicians. Twitter: @ncogb

Young Classical Artists Trust nurtures the careers of outstanding young UK based musicians. Twitter: @YCATrust

Orchestras Live is a national music charity that brings orchestral music to thousands of people in under-served areas across England. Twitter: @OrchestrasLive

Musical Chairs. Great resource for classical music around the world – jobs, competitions, courses, instrument sales, directory of orchestras and opera houses/youth orchestras/conservatoires/musicians and stolen instruments.

List of Professional Orchestras in the UK – nearly 70, with links to them.

List of Early Music Ensembles from around the world, with links to them.

List of British choirs with links to them. There are loads!

An online diary of classical choral concerts.

B Sharp’s Links for Singing has lots of links related to classical music.

List of Flute Choirs in the UK

Concerts in the West showcase classical music in the South West region – some concerts are in Lyme Regis. They have exclusive and generous discounts for B Sharp participants.

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. The BSO is one of the UK’s leading orchestras, proudly serving communities throughout the South and South West as well as performing nationally and internationally. It is one of the most dynamic and innovative symphony orchestras in the world, a tradition that dates from its foundation in 1893. They have a number of community and educational outreach programmes, including work with B Sharp – a fruitful partnership. Twitter: @BSOrchestra

BBC Proms Summer. Mostly in the Albert Hall and the Royal College of Music, with some events at the Cadogan Hall. Twitter: @bbcproms@bbcpromsguide

PhilharmoniaOne of the world’s greatest Orchestras, resident at the Royal Festival Hall in London as well as Bedford and Leicester, or on tour around the UK or the world! Twitter: @philharmonia

The London Symphony Orchestra is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading orchestras. Its many activities include an energetic and ground-breaking education and community programme LSO Discovery, a record company LSO Live, a music education centre LSO St Luke’s and pioneering work in the field of digital music. Twitter: @londonsymphony

The London Symphony Chorus is one of the UK’s leading choirs, performing regularly at the Barbican and other venues. Twitter: @LSChorus

The English National Opera is based at the London Coliseum. The ENO has a world class reputation for distinctive and highly theatrical productions of opera, sung in English. Twitter: @E_N_O

City of London Sinfonia are one of the UK’s leading professional orchestras committed to delivering outstanding performances and unforgettable music experiences in London and beyond. Twitter: @CityLdnSinfonia

BBC Philharmonic Broadcasting Orchestra, we record for @bbcradio3, perform at The Bridgewater Hall, BBC Proms & venues worldwide. Twitter: @BBCPhilharmonic

The Opera GroupAn award-winning, nationally and internationally renowned opera company, specialising in commissioning & producing new operas. Twitter: @TheOperaGroup

Royal Philharmonic Society: creating a future for classical music since 1813. Twitter: @RoyalPhilSoc

Association of British Orchestras  enables and supports a vibrant, innovative, collaborative and sustainable orchestral sector. It 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.

Acadamy of Ancient Music energise baroque and classical music. And to do it, they get back to the style and spirit in which this music was first performed.

NMC Recordings is a contemporary classical record label (registered charity 328052) almost exclusively devoted to releasing & promoting works by living British composers. Twitter: @nmcrecordings

Naxos Records is a leading classical music label is known for recording exciting new repertoire with exceptional talent. Twitter: @naxosrecords

Chandos Records – Classical record label specialising in bringing neglected works to the public domain. Twitter: @ChandosRecords

Intermusica is one of the leading international agencies in the field of classical music, representing some of the foremost conductors, instrumentalists, singers and stage directors as well as composers and orchestras from around the globe. Twitter: @IntermusicaLtd

The International Artist Managers’ Association (IAMA) – is the only worldwide association for classical music artist managements. It is dedicated to serving all its members’ needs including Affiliate and Group members and it strives to raise professional standards in the business of music.

UK Ensembles – an agency that hires Musicians, String Quartets, Ensembles and Orchestras for weddings and corporate events. 

Here are some links that may particularly interest you if you’re a choral singer or a classical music enthusiast, especially if you live in the U.K.

Classical Music UKLeading UK Classical Music news and jobs website. Twitter: @classicalmusuk

Brightcecelia is a classical music forum and social network for everyone interested in good music. Twitter: @brightcecilia

Muso Fresh and unstuffy coverage of classical and contemporary music. Jobs section. Twitter: @Musomag

How to earn a living as a composer – a blog with advice on various ways to make money from your compositions.

Classical Source publishes reviews of #classical concerts, #opera#ballet#musicals and #recordings, along with #interviews. Twitter: @ClassicalSource

Classical Music Tweets. Interesting facts, up and coming concerts, classical music news, recommendations, polls and reviews.

Guitar Societies in the UK  – mostly classical.

National Youth Guitar Ensemble offers the highest standard of ensemble training in the U.K for young aspiring guitarists. Membership by audition.

Piano Society a free online resource to listen to over 5,000 pieces of piano music by 268 composers. Site exists by donations.

Digitised archives of thousands of scores, parts, programmes of the New York Philharmonic. Search by composers, instruments, parts or scores.

List of Classical Music online radios stations in Europe, with links to them.

Classic FM. Popular radio station in the UK. Twitter: @classicfm

BBC Radio 3 broadcasts classical music, jazz, world music, new music, arts programmes and drama… Twitter: @bbcradio3

Modern Classical Music. A collection of TV programmes from the BBC Four archives featuring trailblazing 20th Century classical music composers who changed the course of music forever.

Gramophone. The world’s authority on classical music since 1923. Twitter: @GramophoneMag

BBC Music Magazine for classical music. Twitter: The official random musings of the BBC Music Magazine editorial team @MusicMagazine

Biographies of Classical Composers. Hundreds of composers are listed, with a short history about each one. In alphabetical order.

Links to What’s On? Music Listings

These links will help you find live music to see and hear, or find venues that may book you to perform as an artist. Some venues may have age restrictions. Venues usually have e-newsletters about what’s coming soon. Join mailing lists of local venues and those that you like further away. Also see Festivals.

Buying Concert Tickets:

Don’t get caught out by ticket cons and fraud. Advice about buying concert tickets can be found here on the Concert Promoters Association website.

What’s On? Music Listings:

Ents24 – “dedicated to bringing you the easiest way to find events and buy tickets no matter where you live or what you’re into. Live music, stand-up comedy, festivals, clubbing, theatre, family days out, or cinema”.

Songlines gig guide where you can search and purchase tickets for concerts, tours and festivals in the UK and Ireland. Roots, World and folk music specialists.

Skiddle guide to events around the UK. “Our huge What’s On Guide covers clubbing, live music and gigs, comedy, dating, theatre. Plus, we sell the cheapest available tickets for many events!”

Britevents is a diverse cultural event guide.

Dorset Gig Guide The Dorset Music Guide aims to be the definitive destination for Music related News, Reviews and Events Information for the wonderful county from which it takes it’s name. Twitter: @DorMusicGuide

Lemon Rock. A site that automatically finds your location (it asks for your permission) and then gives a local gig guide.

Dolphin Music – Gig listings for Bournemouth, Poole and beyond.

South West Music Services This is your portal to concerts, gigs and other music related events in the South West of England. If you would like a reciprocal link please get in touch. Bands, Jazz, classical and more.

Bridgewater Music Scene is an open Facebook Group for people that are involved in the Bridgwater’s live music scene.

Yeovil Music/Gigs An open Facebook Group – All the info you need on the hottest gigs in Yeovil. You can be a promoter, A Band member or a punter

Yeovil Music Scene An open Facebook Group – Builing a scene for everyone.

Student Traffic Home of the UKs biggest student parties! Twitter: @StudentTraffic

Gig Guide provide information on Gigs, Live Music Venues, Wedding and Function Bands, Music Festivals and a host of other music related businesses in the UK.

GigaTools – search tool choise for/by artists, venues, cities and countries.

Vocalist Gig Guide For Amateur to Professional Solo & Duo Singers, Vocalists, Musicians, Songwriters, Venues, Pubs, Clubs, Covers & Original Acts.

Music Glue has event listings and offers services to support gigging artists.

Bandsintown Facebook ap that tells you when bands you like on Facebook have up and coming gigs. Good to register as an artist.

NME Music magazine. News, tickets (thousands of artists), videos, blogs, new music, reviews.

Concerts in the West showcase classical music in the South West region – some concerts are in Lyme Regis. They have exclusive and generous discounts for B Sharp participants.

Where to find live folk music, by region in the UK.

Folk music in the South West.

Nags Head pub in Lyme Regis. Local pub with regular live music. Free entry.

The local Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis has a diverse live music programme.

Time Out London. Comprehensive listings of what’s on in London. Twitter: @TimeOutLondon

Worldwide guide to what’s happening  “in the most exciting cities on the planet”.

Gigs and ToursTour Announcements, Music News, Priority Booking! Subscribe for free to receive weekly email announcements. Twitter: @gigsandtours

Crowdsurge. Ticket company. Event listings.

Ticketmaster. Ticket company. Event listings.

Local newspapers usually have an entertainment section with coverage of what’s on. e.g. around Lyme Regis there are:

View from Lyme Regis A free weekly newspaper with sister editions covering towns in Dorset, Devon and Somerset.

Bridport and Lyme Regis News A weekly newspaper covering the Lyme Regis and Bridport area.

Yellow pages for nightclubs in the UK, listed by town/city, with links to the clubs websites to see what’s on.

Venues in the UK listed by region, compiled by Showcase – the international music industry directory.

If you know of other links to help find music events, please reply below.

A complete B Sharp music resource menu can be found in  Links to Progress your Music Interests and Journey.