Creating the opportunity to see brilliant live music across the UK.

Music Beyond Mainstream (MBM) is made up of its member venues who have a direct relationship with their local audiences.  It is the member venues who, with their understanding of local needs, decide what music and artists they will tour as MBM.  We meet quarterly to look at ideas and decide what could be developed into future tours.  From deciding to develop a proposal, applying for funding etc. it usually takes a minimum of 9 months to get it a project the road. It most often takes substantially longer. 

Projects may be proposed by member venues themselves or by artists and their representatives or other producers/promoters.  If you are a musician, represent an artist or are a producer or promoter and have a proposal for a tour of distinctive music appropriate for large (1,100 -2,200 seats) regional concert halls then please let us know what your idea is. 

We are also interested in working with musicians who might be seeking to develop new work or perhaps collaborate with other artists and MBM would be happy to consider ideas for comissions related to proposals for a tour. 

MBM venues can also collaborate on "mainstream" projects that would benefit from a network of venues that have direct relationship with their audiences and from a joind up approach to production and promotion.

MBM venues meet four times a year to consider ideas and proposals. The next meeting will be in mid-December 2016. We need to receive information on potential projects by the beggining of December 2016.

See our contact page for how to get in touch.

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