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Singer Organisations, associations, unions, trade bodies, charitable groups and non profit groups for singers and musicians are provided here for your convenience. The international links will be expanded as and when we find the relevent information. If you work for a singing or music related association or organisation that you think would be suitable for free inclusion in this section, please contact us with the relevent details.

Many of the listings below are also provided in the relevant section or article within the sites. Check out the UK Grant Aided Music - list of companies, non-profit groups, charities etc., currently receiving funding to promote, educate or present music. Please Note: Although we make every endeavour to supply addresses/links that are accurate at the time of addition, we are not responsible for changes that these external sites may make. Links updated: 16 Jan 2012. If you find incorrect information or broken/changed links, please inform us.

Agents' Association Great Britain
54 Keyes House
Dolphin Square
Tel: 020 7834 0515
Fax: 020 7821 0261
Email: association@agents-uk.com
The Official Association for Entertainment Agents and Bookers.  Search for registered agents in the UK providing every style and genre of music plus an Artist Search facility at the Directory of British Entertainment.

Association of Teachers of Singing (AOTOS)
Founded in 1975 to promote a wider understanding of all aspects of the teaching of singing. The organisation aims to create opportunities which bring together teachers from all over the world. All AOTOS activities and services are open to members specialising in teaching any expression of song: from classical, through music theatre and folk, to jazz, rock and gospel, either privately or in school, college or conservatoire.

Arts Council of England
Regional Arts Online is a new organisation for the arts formed by the Arts Council of England and the 10 Regional Arts Boards joined together to form a single development organisation for the arts. The site contains information on funding, directory of regional offices, news and other related information. England has ten Regional Arts Boards existing to promote and develop arts activities and organisations in their regions.
The regional boards are : East Midlands (based in Loughborough), Eastern (Cambridge), London, North West (Manchester), Northern (Newcastle upon Tyne), South East (Tunbridge Wells), South West (Exeter), Southern (Winchester), West Midlands (Birmingham), Yorkshire and Humberside (Dewsbury).

Arts Council
14 Great Peter Street
Tel: 0845 300 6200
Fax: 0161 934 4426
The Arts Council receives a government grant to develop arts activities. The Music Department has officers appointed to specific tasks in connection with opera and music theatre, music education, amateur and youth music, jazz and non-western music.  Contact them for information about the regional organisations set up to sponsor, coordinate and encourage music activities.

Arts Council of Northern Ireland,
MacNeice House,
77 Malone Road,
BT9 6AQ.
Tel: 028 9038 5200

Arts Council of Wales
9 Museum Place,
CF10 3NX.
Tel: 029 2037 6500

Creative Scotland (Scottish Arts Council)
Waverley Gate
2-4 Waterloo Place
EH1 7EG.
Tel: 0330 333 2000
Invests in the arts, screen and creative industries for the benefit of the people of Scotland.

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
8 Cork Street
Tel: 020 7439 0909
Fax: 020 7434 0073
The UK office of this US based but Worldwide organisation created and controlled by composers, songwriters and music publishers to protect the rights of its members by licensing and distributing royalties for the non-dramatic public performances of their copyrighted works. ASCAP's licensees encompass all who want to perform copyrighted music publicly by giving and obtaining permission to perform musical works by ASCAP composer, lyricist and music publisher members and members of foreign performing rights organisations. Also has a free Collaborating Service where you can post or search for collaborative projects and reply to the poster. Members can use their online works registration.

Association of Professional Recording Services
PO Box 22
Tel: 01803 868600
Fax: 01803 868444
Working to Promote the interests of those involved in professional sound recording.

Email: information@bandname.com
Worldwide search and registration of band names.

British Academy of Composers and Songwriters (BASCA)
British Music House
26 Berners Street
Tel: 020 7636 2929
Fax: 020 7629 0993
Email: info@britishacademy.com
The recognises association for UK music writers. Offers specialist workshops and seminars, legal and business help lines including advice on copyright, royalties and commissioning fees plus free entry and webpage in the Academy's register of members. Also provides information on their annual songwriting competition Song for Europe the winning song is automatically entered into the Eurovision Song Contest

British Association of Barbershop Singers
Site provides information on their services plus links to their clubs which are located nationwide, links to choruses and quartets own sites, sheet music, colleges, chorus directors etc., plus their own radio station playing barbershop music 24/7 which you can submit material for broadcast.

British Council
UK Headquarters
Bridgewater House
58 Whitworth Street
M1 6BB
Tel: +44 (0) 161 957 7755 (9 a.m. - 5.30 p.m.)
The UK's international cultural relations body website provides contact details of their worldwide offices plus jobs and educational opportunities.

British Interactive MulitMedia Association
The Lightwell
12-16 Laystall Street
Tel: +44(0)207 843 6797
BIMA showcases and rewards great digital work, celebrating excellence and raising standards, and in doing so inspires and supports current and future talent.

British Library Sound Archive
British Library
Sound Archive
96 Euston Road
Tel: 020 7412 7831
Fax: 020 7412 7691
Holds sound and video recordings in a variety of formats from all over the world and cover the entire range of recorded sound from music, drama and literature, to oral history and wildlife sounds.

British Music Hall Society
An international organisation that strives to preserve the history of Music Hall and Variety, and to recall the artistes who were part of that scene. It also continues to actively support and encourage the entertainers of the present with study group meetings and live theatre shows providing members with opportunities to take part.

British Phonographic Industry
Riverside Building County Hall
Westminster Bridge Road
Tel: +44 (0)20 7803 1300
Fax: +44 (0)20 7803 1310
Trade association for British record companies funded by members - which include the UK's four major record labels and hundreds of independent music companies.

British Society for Music Therapy
24 - 27 White Lion Street
N1 9PD
Email: info@bamt.org
Tel: 020 7837 6100
Provides information on music therapy including health benefits experienced by people, young and old, latest research, books, videos, events and help for students interested in a career.

BVA - British Voice Association (The)
330 Gray's Inn Road
London WC1X 8EE
Tel: +44 (0)20 7713 0064
Created to promote and encourage research into the early detection and treatment of malignant and non-malignant diseases of the vocal tract presenting as voice disorder, dissemination of information and development of technology internationally.

Broadcast Music Incorporated
BMI London
84 Harley House
Marylebone Road
Tel: 020 7486 2036
Fax: 020 7224 1046
American performing rights association.

Clubs For Young People UK
A Network of over 3000 voluntary youth clubs, youth groups and projects across the UK,

Contemporary Music Making for Amateurs
35-47 Bethnal Green Road
London E1 6LA
Tel: 020 7739 4680
E-mail: admin@coma.org
Promotes performance of contemporary music by amateur musicians.

Community Media Association
15 Paternoster Row
South Yorkshire
S1 2BX
Tel: 0114 279 5219
Email: cma@commedia.org.uk
Championing access to community radio and local television for all people and their communities to achieve lasting positive social change.

Concert Promoters' Associations
6 St Mark's Road
Tel: 01491 575 060
Fax: 01491 414 082
Email: carolesmith.cpa@virgin.net
Promotes interests of it's members, represents them at a national level both to the public, and to other organisations, such as the Live Music Forum, the Office of Fair Trading, the Home Office, and the Departure of Culture, Media & Sport.

ERA (Entertainment Retailers Association)
1st Floor
Colonnade House
1st Floor
2 Westover Road
Tel: 01202 292063
Fax: 01202 292067
Email: admin@eraltd.org
UK trade organisation formed specifically to act as a forum for the retail and wholesale sectors of the music, video, DVD and Multimedia products industry. It exists to communicate and negotiate with government departments and local authorities the organisation was previously known as the British Association of Record Dealers

Guild House
Upper St Martins Lane
London WC2H 9EG
Tel: 020 7379 6000
Fax: 020 7379 7001
Email: info@equity.org.uk
UK professional union/organisation to protect the interests of Actors, Actresses, Dancers and Performers.  Membership requires proof of professional status via working contracts which must be provided prior to acceptance.

Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT)
Europa House
Church Street
Old Isleworth
Tel: 020 8568 6646
Fax: 020 8560 6364
FACTís primary purpose is to protect the United Kingdomís film and broadcasting industry against counterfeiting, copyright and trademark infringements.

Guild of International Songwriters and Composers
Sovereign House
12 Trewartha Road
Praa Sands
TR20 9ST
Tel: 01736 762 826
Fax: 01736 763 328
GISC publishes the Songwriting and Composing magazine plus offers advice, guidance, assistance, protection, information and services to guild members like copyright protection, song assessments and song promotion to publishers and record compnies.

Hospital Broadcasting Association (HBA)
PO Box 341
DN15 5EG
Formally known as the National Association of Hospital Broadcasting Organisations (NAHBO) is the national charity that supports and promotes Hospital Broadcasting in the UK.

Incorporated Society of Musicians
10 Stratford Place
Tel: 020 7629 4413
Fax: 020 7408 1538
Email: membership@ism.org
Can provide lists of private teachers and information on careers in music.

Independent Publishers Guild
PO Box 12
SA34 0WU
Tel: 01437 563335
Fax: 01437 562071
The IPG helps publishers to do better business and become part of a real community, somewhere they can find advice, Benefits and information

International Artists Managers' Association
23 Garrick Street
Covent Garden
Tel: 020 7379 7336
Email: info@iamaworld.com
Association for classical music artist managers and concert agents.

International Federation of the Phonographic Industry
IFPI Secretariat
10 Piccadilly
Tel: 020 7878 7900
Fax: 020 7878 7950
Email: info@ifpi.org
Represents copyright interests of sound recordings

IMMF (International Music Managers Forum)
Ground Floor
61 Moriatry Close
N7 0EF
Tel: 44 (0) 207 609 7501
Email: info@immf.com

Intellectual Property Office
Concept House
Cardiff Road
South Wales
NP10 8QQ
Tel: 0300 300 2000
Email: information@ipo.gov.uk
UK Government Office who can enable you to check all registered companies and protect your product.

International Songwriters Association
PO Box 46
Limerick City
Tel: 00 353 61 228 837
Fax: 00 353 61 229 464
A great resource for all songwriters with members receiving a magazine with articles on songwriting which includes record labels currently seeking acts, composers/lyricists wanted/available and their requirements plus a copyright recording facility. Also arranges Showcases for new talent

JFMG Limited
issues licences for Radio Mics, Talkback, Sound Links, Vision Links etc. It manages the radio spectrum used in the UK for programme making and related activities and is an Agent of the UK's Secretary of State for Trade and Industry.

Making Music
Tel:0870 872 3300
Email: info@makingmusic.org.uk
Formerly the National Federation of Music Societies.

Mechanical Copyright Protection Society
Copyright House
29-33 Bernes Street
Registers, collects and pays copyright on records and other stored data is now allied with PRS to become PRS for Music.

Music Education Council (MEC)
10 Stratford Place
London W1C 1AA
Tel: 07570 969970
Organisation for UK music education and industry organisations.

Music Information for the UK (META)
Provides online music information for the UK including conferences for policymakers, business advice for artists and venues, plus articles on Funding, Health & Safety.

Music Managers Forum (MMF)
British Music House
26 Berners Street
London, W1T 3LR
Tel: 020 7306 4888
Email: info@themmf.net
Represents the interests of music managers.

Music For Youth
3rd Floor
South Wing
Somerset House
London WC2R 1LA
Tel: 020 7759 1830
Educational charity providing a national platform for young musicians.

Music Publishers Association (MPA)
6th Floor
British Music House
26 Berners Street
Tel: 020 7580 0126
Looks after the interests of music publishers and their writers, promoting the importance and value of copyright.

More Music in Morecambe
The Hothouse
13-17 Devonshire Road
Morecombe LA3 1QT
Tel: 01524 831997
Organisation which provides a range of opportunities for both young and old to get involved in music in an encouraging, fun and friendly environment. Play, learn, write and listen to new music at various local centres in Lancashire throughout the year. Includes music workshops for parents and toddlers plus a range of classes and new deal for musicians program.

Music for Change
Chaucer Technology School
Spring Lane
Kent, CT1 1SU
Tel: (01227) 459243
Email: info@musicforchange.org
An arts based charity that aims to promote cultural respect and understanding through music workshops and performances.

Music Producers' Guild
PO Box 38134
W10 6XL
Tel: 020 3239 7606
Email: Organisation which promotes and represents all individuals in the music production and recording professions.

Music Industries Association
4 Peel House
Barttelot Road
West Sussex
RH12 1DE
T: 01403 800500
Email: enquiries@mia.org.uk
UK trade association, the only one servicing and representing the interests of all UK businesses selling musical instruments and associated products.

Music Information Centres
Resource centres for contemporary classical British music, these bodies have been set up primarily to 'increase public awareness of music and to disseminate information'.

British Music Information Centre
10 Stratford Place
London, W1C 1AA
Tel: 0207 499 8567
Webmasters Note: the BMIC website is no longer available. The organisation is part of Bebo Be Inspired and the link now leads to the information on their site.

Scottish Music Centre
City Halls
Tel: +44 (0)141 552 5222
Email: info@scottishmusiccentre.com
Aims to help develop Scottish talent, locally and internationally with a range of services including an archive of Scottish music.

MOBO (Music of Black Origin)
22 Stephenson Way
Tel: 020 7419 1800
Fax: 020 7419 1600
Email: info@mobo.net
First Awards show in Europe to celebrate urban music

Music Charity UK : Musicians' Benevolent Fund
7-11 Britannia Street
London WC1X 9JS
Tel: 020 7239 9100
Email: info@mbf.org.uk
Creativity, crisis or continuing care. Helping and enabling aspiring, professional and older musicians who need it, when they need it most.

Musicians' Union
60-63 Clapham Road
Tel: 020 7582 5566
Fax: 020 7582 9805
Email: info@theMU.org
is the recognised trade body for musicians. Includes information on all aspects of the music industry. Members qualify for advice on contracts, legal matters involved in musical work and taxation problems, assistance in money recovery, free sickness payments and free public liability insurance cover.

National Association of Music Educators (NAME)
Gordon Lodge
Snitterton Road
Derbyshire DE4 2JG
Tel: 01629 760791
Email: admin@name.org.uk
Supports members of NAME in the development of music education which is 'accessible to all'.

National Foundation for Youth Music
One America Street
Tel:- 020 7902 1060
Email: info@youthmusic.org.uk
The NFYM was set up in 1999 with the help of the Arts Council of Great Britain to promote and develop music opportunities for young people up to & including 18 year olds.  The website provides information and news on the latest courses, funding and schools participating in the scheme which encompasses all styles of music from garage to gamelan, jazz to jungle, brass to bhangra & folk to funk!  Latest projects include the Instrument Swap Scheme which aims to repair out of use instruments and reuse them.

National Operatic & Dramatic Association (NODA)
15 The Metro Centre
Tel: 01733 374 790  Fax 01733 237 286
Email: info@noda.org.uk
Aims to give a shared voice to the amateur sector, to help amateur societies and individials achieve the highest standards of best practice and performance and provide advice to enable the amateur sector to tackle the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.

National Union of Students (NUS)
Head Office
4th Floor
184-192 Drummond Street
Tel: 0845 5210 262
Email: nusuk@nus.org.uk
Voluntary organisation representing the interests and rights of students in the UK.

Nordoff-Robbins Centre
2 Lissenden Gardens
Tel: 020 7267 4496
Email: musicservices@nordoff-robbins.org.uk
Provider of music therapy advice and courses in the UK

Office of Communications (Ofcom)
Riverside House
2a Southwark Bridge Road
Tel: 020 7981 3000 or 0300 123 3333
Fax: 020 7981 3333 Inherited the duties of the five existing regulators it replaces: the Broadcasting Standards Commission (BSC), the Independent Television Commission (ITC), Oftel, the Radio Authority and the Radiocommunications Agency.

Official Charts Company
2nd Floor
Riverside Building
County Hall
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7JA
Tel: 020 7620 7450
Email: lauren@theofficialcharts.com
Formed to manage the future development of the charts in the fast-moving entertainment industry, as well as to control rights to the charts going back to 1960.

Oriental Arts Ltd
34 Peckover Street
Bradford BD1 5BD
Tel: 01274 370190
Organisation offering a wide range of South Asian music and dance opportunities for people of all ages.

The Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television (PACT)
3rd Floor
Fitzrovia House
153-157 Cleveland Street
London, W1T 6QW
Tel: 020 7380 8230
Email: enquiries@pact.co.uk
UK Trade association representing independent television, film, animation and new media production companies.

Society for Producers and Composers (PCAM)
Birchwood Hall
Worcestershire WR13 5EZ
Tel: 0906 633 0070 (calls cost £1.53 a minute!)
Email: info@pcam.co.uk
UK trade association for producers and composers who work primarily in commissioned music for advertising, television programs and feature films.

PRS - MCPS Alliance
Performing and Mechanical Rights Society
29-33 Berners Street
Tel: 020 7580 5544
Fax: 020 7306 4050
Collects and pays royalties to composers, songwriters and publishers for public performance and broadcast of copyright works. They also organise regular informative workshops with expert speakers on all business aspects of the music scene. Also home of:-
The Performing Right Society Foundation
Tel: 020 7306 4044
PRS set up this charitable organisation to encourage, promote and sustain music creation and its performance, of all genres, at all levels of activity.

Production Services Association (PSA)
PO Box 2709
Bath BA1 3YS
Tel: 01225 332668
Email: gm@psa.org.uk
Represents the professional interests of both freelance technical production personnel and service companies. Their website contains information about the organisation, benefits of joining, links to member insurance companies, training courses, an explanation of the differences between being self-employed or freelancing with tax liability distinctions and a sample contract for self-employed production workers in .pdf and .doc format.

Phonographic Performance Limited
1 Upper James Street
Tel: 020 7534 1000
Email: info@ppluk.com
Collects royalties on behalf of record companies and performers, licensing broadcast and public performance of sound recordings.

6th Floor
55 New Oxford Street
London, WC1A 1BS
Tel: 020 7010 0600
Email: info@radiocentre.org
RadioCentre is the industry body for UK commercial radio, helping to build its success, strength and diversity.

Radio Joint Audience Research (RAAR)
6th Floor
55 New Oxford Street
Tel: 020 7395 0630
Fax: 020 7395 0631
Email: info@rajar.co.uk
Official body responsible for measuring radio audiences in the UK.

South East Music Alliance (SEMA)
PO Box 91
Tel: 01737 210848
Email: sema@dial.pipex.com
non-profit organisation aimed at helping new talent which charges a fee for membership. Various levels are available including a free option for those willing to provide their time and services to the organisation.

Sing Live UK
62 Thirsk Road
North Yorkshire
Tel: 01609 780315
Fax: 01609 771882
With locations throughout the UK, Sing Live provides everyone with the opportunity to sing with a choir and participate in events in world class venues.

Sing Up
One America Street
London, SE1 0NE
Tel: 020 7902 2939
Government funded music manifesto national singing program includes resources for teachers to help use singing as a cross curricular tool plus information on their workshops and awards

Sound and Music
Somerset House
The Strand
London WC2R 1LA
Tel: 020 7759 1800
National association of music professionals and teachers interested in creative uses of technology in music.  Initiating educational projects that bring together composers, pupils and teachers, with particular emphasis on ways of integrating new technology with other classroom resources across all styles of music.

Sound Sense
Riverside House
Bury St Edmunds
IP30 0F
Email: info@soundsense.org
National development agency for community music.

Unit 9
The Carnegie Theatre & Arts Centre
Finkle Street
Cumbria CA14 2BD
Tel: 01900 61116
A not-for-profit music organisation with the mission statement 'Transformation through music' working in communities and schools in West Cumbria and Carlisle.

Society of European Songwriters and Composers (SESAC)
SESAC International
67 Upper Berkeley Street
Tel: 0207 616 9284

Student Radio Association Ltd
c/o The Radio Academy
3rd Floor
55 New Oxford Street
Supporting student radio stations linked to a place of education.

The Voices Foundation
34 Grosvenor Gardens
London SW1W ODH
Tel: 020 7730 6677
vf @ voices.org.uk
UK based music education charity dedicated to supporting teachers and children in primary schools and the wider community by using a unique singing-based approach they offer a range of programmes, courses and workshops for schools, local education authorities, teachers, pupils and parents.

Tonsil : The ONgoing SInging Liaison Group
The Association of UK Choral Music organisations, comprising:-
ABCD - The Association of British Choral Directors
BABS - The British Association of Barbershop Singers
BCN - British Choirs on the Net
CSA - Choir Schools Association
IFCM - International Federation for Choral Music
LABBS - The Ladies Association of British Barbershop Singers
MM - Making Music, the National Federation of Music Societies
NAC - The National Association of Choirs
RCO - The Royal College of Organists
RSCM - The Royal School of Church Music
SfP - Sing for Pleasure
SMA - The Schools Music Association
VF - Voices Foundation
YC - youngchoirs (was The British Federation of Young Choirs)

UK Music
British Music House
26 Berners Street
Tel: 020 7306 4446
Fax: 020 7306 4449
Umbrella organisation which represents the collective interests of the UKís commercial music industry - from artists, musicians, songwriters and composers, to record labels, music managers, music publishers, studio producers and music licensing organisations.

Urban Voice (UK) Ltd
Organisation aimed at providing projects and events for young black and ethinic minorities in music and the arts. Courses, training and seminars are provided along with an 13 track album project and artist development. Members receive various benefits including free music consultation with an industry professional, reduced rates on studio hire and coaching services, access to seminars and courses plus submission of your track/s for consideration of inclusion on their album or for the Princes Trust Festival.

WOMAD (World of Music, Arts and Dance)
Box Mill
Mill Lane
Wiltshire, SN13 8PL
WOMAD presents annual festivals, produces records and educational resources to further the enjoyment and understanding of different cultures by bringing both traditional and modern music and dance of many cultures before the widest possible audience.

Women In Music
Email: info@womeninmusic.org.uk
Non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the advancement and recognition of women in the music industry by identifying and promoting opportunities for women in the music industry, help individuals start and grow successful careers and businesses through vital information and creative management strategies, provide services and resources to take music careers to the next level. Membership is Free and open to performers, composers, administrators, teachers, promoters, students, academics and many others.

Worshipful Company of Musicians (WCOM)
1st Floor
6th Floor
2 London Wall Buildings
London Wall
Tel: 020 7496 8980
Fax: 020 7588 3633
Email: clerk@wcom.org.uk
Encourages and promotes musical performance and education to the highest professional standards and particularly supports young musicians.

National Council for Voluntary Youth Services (NCVYS)
3rd Floor
Lancaster House
33 Islington High Street
London N1 9LH
Tel: 020 7278 1041
Email: mail@ncwys.org.uk
NCVYS represents voluntary and community youth organisations in England


Artists Exemption Scheme
Income earned by artists, writers, composers and sculptors from the sale of their works is exempt from tax in Ireland in certain circumstances. Information provided by the Irish Revenue Commissioners for creators of original and creative work or works of art.

Association of Irish Composers

Copyright Association of Ireland

Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland
Documents and promotes Irish contemporary music, news, articles & composer information.

Irish Music Rights Organisation national organisation that administers the performing right in copyright music in Ireland on behalf of its members - songwriters, composers and music publishers - and on behalf of the members of the international overseas societies that are affiliated to it. IMRO's function is to collect and distribute royalties arising from the public performance of copyright works. The site has tons of information on copyright, licensing and related issues including performing abroad.

International Association of Music Information Centres. Worldwide network of 36 organisations promoting new music. Provides information about the IAMIC, and links to member music information centres.

The Irish Recorded Music Association non profit association set up by record companies.

Recorded Artists and Performers Limited