Get involved: Make Music Day UK

15 Jun 2021


Whether you’re a musician, a promoter, a venue, or just want to see what the UK music scene has to offer, you can get involved in Make Music Day on 21 June 2021.

Make Music Day is both an international annual day of music making and an ongoing campaign. The day of music making is a free celebration of music that takes place in 125 countries on the 21 June every year. The ongoing campaign creates cultural communities by:

  • Fostering connections in music-making
  • Supporting the development of skills
  • Promoting music to new audiences via free music events and participatory projects

Make Music Day first came to the UK in 2012 and the number of gigs taking place has been growing year on year. 2017 was the first UK-wide coordinated event with support and funding from national organisations resulting in 147 performances. In 2020, there were 1,739 performances live and online.

Individuals can get involved by performing, organising a gig, convincing a venue to take their music outside or lending your time, equipment and support – there are countless ways to get involved in the world’s largest grassroots music movement.

Make Music Day UK is currently supported by an alliance of over fifty organisations, headed by Making Music and Music for All with support from Arts Council England, Creative Scotland, Hal Leonard Europe, the NAMM Foundation, Musicians’ Union and ABRSM. Make Music Day UK is part of the international Make Music Alliance.

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Scottish Music Industry Association

16 Argyle Court, 1103 Argyle Street,


G3 8ND 

+44 (0) 141 478 0228



The Scottish Music Industry Association receives Regular Funding from Creative Scotland, the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here.

Creative Scotland distribute funding from the Scottish Government and The National Lottery.