Music Industry Contacts

The MIA is part of a huge industry that employs over 130,000 full time equivalent people and takes over £4 billion pounds per annum.

It covers areas such as;

  1. Composition of Musical Works and Music Publishing.
  2. Production, Retail and Distribution of Musical Instruments/Audio Equipment.
  3. Promotion, Management and Agency Related Activities.
  4. Live performance.
  5. Recording.
  6. Retail and Distribution of Recordings.
  7. Education and Training (including recruitment).

The links below will guide you to the main organisations from across the breadth of the sector


Allianz Musical Insurance
0208 580 8230
www.allianzmusic.co.uk

Arts Council England
www.artscouncil.org.uk

Associated Board of the Royal School of Music
0207 636 5400
www.abrsm.org

Association of British Orchestras
0207 287 0333
www.abo.org.uk

Association of Festival Organisers
www.festivalorganisers.org

Association of Independent Music
0208 994 5599
www.musicindie.com

Association of Professional Recording Services
01803 868600
www.aprs.co.uk

Australian Music Association
(+61 3) 9527 6658
www.australianmusic.asn.au

Awards for Young Musicians
0117 904 9906
www.a-y-m.org.uk

BBC Music
www.bbc.co.uk/music

British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors
020 7636 2929
www.basca.org.uk

British Arts Festivals Association
0207 247 4667
www.artsfestivals.co.uk

British Phonographic Industry
www.bpi.co.uk

Centre for Young Musicians
020 7928 3844
www.cym.org.uk

Chanel4music
www.4music.com

Chetham’s School of Music
0161 834 9644
www.chethams.com

Concert Promoters Association
www.concertpromotersassociation.co.uk/

Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA)
www.cla.co.uk

Copyright Licensing in Schools
www.licensing-copyright.org

Creative & Cultural Skills
www.ccskills.org.uk/

DanceWeb (Tempo Technology Ltd)
www.danceweb.co.uk

Department for Culture, Media and Sport
0207 211 6200
www.culture.gov.uk

Department for Education
0370 000 2288
www.education.gov.uk

Design and Artists Copyright Society (DACS)
www.dacs.org.uk

Educational Recording Agency Ltd (ERA)
www.era.org.uk

Entertainment Retailers Association
020 7440 1595
www.eraltd.org

European Guitars Teachers Association
www.egta.co.uk

European Music Copyright Alliance (EMCA)
www.emcaweb.net

European String Teachers Association
0845 241 2198
www.estastrings.org.uk

Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT)
www.fact-uk.org.uk/

Help Musicians UK
0207 239 9100
www.helpmusicians.org.uk

IFPI (International Federation of the Recording Industry)
www.ifpi.org

In Harmony
020 7492 0977
www.inharmonyengland.com

Incorporated Society of Musicians
0207 221 3499
www.ism.org

Intellectual Property Institute (IPI)
www.ip-institute.org.uk

International Association Music Libraries
0131 242 8050
www.iaml-uk-irl.org

Julie’s Bicycle
0207 379 6886
www.juliesbicycle.com

Make Your Mark in Music
www.makeyourmark.org.uk/

Making Music, The National Federation of Music Societies
www.makingmusic.org.uk

Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society and Performing Right Society Alliance (MCPS-PRS Alliance)
www.prsformusic.com

Messe Frankfurt
www.uk.messefrankfurt.com/

Music Education Council
www.mec.org.uk

Music for Youth
020 7759 1830
www.mfy.org.uk

Music Gateway
0845 257 5699
www.musicgateway.net

Music Managers Forum (MMF)
www.musicmanagersforum.co.uk/

Music Mark
0207 864 9985
www.musicmark.org.uk

Music Producers Guild
0207 371 8888
www.mpg.org.uk

Music Publishers Association
020 3741 3800
www.mpaonline.org.uk

Musical Futures
020 7227 3514
www.musicalfutures.org.uk

Musicguard
www.musicguard.co.uk

Musicians in Focus
020 7354 2050

Musicians’ Union
020 7582 5566
www.musiciansunion.org.uk

NAMM, International Music Products Association
www.namm.org

Plasa
01323 524120
www.plasa.org

PPL
020 7534 1000
www.ppluk.com

PRS for Music
020 7580 5544
www.prsformusic.com

Rhythmix
08701 417484
www.rhythmix.org.uk

Sage Gateshead
0191 443 4666
www.thesagegateshead.org

Society for Promotion of New Music
0207 407 1640
www.spnm.org.uk

Sound Sense
www.soundsense.org

Specialist Schools and Academies Trust
020 7802 2300
www.ssatrust.org.uk

The Tutor Pages
www.thetutorpages.com

UK Music
0207 306 4446
www.ukmusic.org

Youth Music
020 7902 1060
www.youthmusic.org.uk