Here at Make Music Day UK we believe live music is for everyone, that’s why we’ve teamed up with Attitude Is Everything to promote accessibility within music scenes across the UK.
DIY Access Guide
Are you a band or artist wanting to grow your fan-base?
An ambitious promoter working with grassroots venues to put on shows?
If you are serious about growing and reaching out to your audience, there are simple, zero cost and effective things you can do to ensure that as many people as possible can access your gigs and events comfortably.
This guide is a collection of ‘top tip’ lists and easy to follow ‘gig hacks’ to help any band, artist or promoter link up with a venue to make a gig as accessible as possible, even if a stage is up or down a flight of stairs.
The Beyond the Music Professionals Network
The network is open to anyone who identifies themselves to be Deaf, disabled or neurodivergent and works in the music or live events industry, or who aspires to do so. Joining the network will lead to opportunities to take part in events, talks and training sessions, networking events and take advantage of Attitude is Everything’s Skills Development programme.
To find out more and join the network, click here.
Within the network, Attitude Is Everything are running a series of Access Hours. These sessions will cover a wide range of topics, from royalties and licensing, to funding, to putting on and promoting your own events, and are aimed at helping people better understand roles in the industry and how to access them. They are also a way for Deaf and disabled artists to network without barriers and pressure. From performers to promoters, these Access Hours are aimed at anyone who works, or wishes to work, in the music and live events industries.
The Beyond the Music Survey
This survey is an opportunity to talk about your experiences accessing employment and volunteering opportunities. Attitude is Everything are especially interested in people who work in the music industry or aspire to do so but also want to hear about your wider experiences of accessibility in the work place.
To complete the survey, please click here.
To find out more about Attitude Is Everything, visit their website: attitudeiseverything.org.uk