With Christmas coming up, many people will be thinking of buying(or upgrading) a new musical instrument, either for a loved one or for themselves. Buying a new instrument for the first time can be a daunting experience and it can…
Take it away
With interest-free loans for musical instruments, equipment and software, we give music-makers the backing they need
Guide to Buying Adaptive Musical Instruments
Our guide to over 80 musical instruments and products, many specifically designed to make learning and playing instruments of all kinds as accessible as possible for disabled players, is now available.
Music enriches lives, bringing people and communities together.
Together with the Music Industries Association and other partners working across the sector, we’re making sure music maintains and grows its place in the community
Take it away is a membership scheme for music retailers
Over 90,000 Take it away customers have purchased more than £64 million worth of instruments from our retailers
What we do
With interest-free loans for musical instruments, equipment and software, we help to support musicians at every level. As well as helping people become better musicians, we work with our retail partners to become stronger businesses.
Find your local music shop
Take it away is available in over 130 shops in England and Northern Ireland, most of which also sell online. Find your nearest one store.
Become a member retailer
We work with our retail partners to become stronger businesses. By investing our Arts Council grants in subsidised service charges, funding point-of-sale materials and supporting marketing campaigns, we help our retailers secure and build their place on the High Street.
Accomplished musician, music producer, audio engineer, accessibility consultant… there are many strings to Jason Dasent’s bow. He uses innovative production techniques, many of which he helped to develop, to create great music – working with music manufacturers and software developers…
We update this page monthly with the latest opportunities and deadlines for creative grants that will help you on your musical journey. Here's what caught our eye in November.
For any music creator, knowing where and how to look for financial support for your projects is invaluable.
We’ll be updating this page on a monthly basis with the latest opportunities (and deadlines) for creative grants that will help you on…
Nathan Holder is a name that’s become synonymous with promoting diversity in music education. He works as a consultant and speaker within the sector to address bias and underrepresentation in music education resources, departments, hubs and boards. He was named…
Did you know that £267 million is lost every month by inaccessible high street shops? Music shops that get this right can attract new customers and maintain customer loyalty.
Disability Awareness Training, developed by the MIA, Creative United, and Attitude is…
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