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Live music for an event

How to engage musicians for your event

On this page you will find information about:

  • Issues to consider when organising a private event
  • Where to find musicians
  • When you would need a licence
  • Questions for your musicians
  • Contracts and cancellations

If your event is a charity event please read the MU's policy at

For a private event here are the things to consider:

What sort of music do you want?

Where to find musicians

Do I need a licence?

What to check with the musicians 

Signing the contract