• Take it away

    With interest-fee loans for musical instruments, equipment, software and tuition, 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, software and tuition, 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.

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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.

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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.

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