Music Forums

What is a Music Forum?
A Music Forum is a group of music businesses & practioners joining forces to share information, promote best practice and collaborate to build a stronger music industry.

Why do Music Forums exist?
We want more people to go to more live shows.

Who can set-up a music forum
Anyone who has a vested interest and is passionate about the local music industry. You don't need to work with us, or use the platform, but there are many benefits in doing so.

What does a Music Forum do?
It represents the needs of it's members, including local promoters, managers, venues, artists. Music Forums also host events to provide information and networking opportunities to people interested in pursuing careers in music.

Dorset Music Forum is our flagship, we work in partnership with the Directors of DMF (Rich & Trev) to pilot new projects to benefit the whole network. Visit DMF's website to find out more.

Over the last two years DMF has provided new rehearsal rooms, delivered seminars to people of all ages, hosted the BBC and national and local government organisations. DMF has introduced artists with managers, managers with promoters and promoters with venues, and everything in between.

DMF has provided 'live' opportunities, slots on festival stages and national tours. The members of DMF have provided advice to up and coming promoters and managers... they also loaned the use of DMF's office bass rig to Hot Chip at the o2 Academy. What would the industry do without their local music forum?

The aim is simple. Share information. Help businesses. Get more people to to go more shows.

How is a Music Forum financed?
Music Forums are financed through sponsorship, donations and subscriptions. However, you don't need money to start a forum. It begins with one person, you, and it doesn't need to be a registered company or have offices.

Musicosity & Music Forums
Musicosity sponsors the online communications platform for Music Forums. We realised that local groups, managers, venues and artists were spending too much time and money on websites, when they could be focusing resources on their core business.