MUSIC:LINK, the music information service for Lincolnshire and the East Midlands, has this month launched a brand new website – www.music-link.org – as part of a range of enhancements made since soundLINCS saved the three decade old charity from closure a year ago.
Started in Lincoln in 1986, MUSIC:LINK had faced the threat of winding up late last year as new volunteer committee posts could not be recruited. Community music charity soundLINCS stepped in as existing members had overwhelmingly said that they wanted the service to continue. MUSIC:LINK provides venues, promoters, schools, orchestras, bands, teachers, performers and individual music lovers with a range of services, including a monthly printed diary of live music events throughout the region.
In the past year, a Facebook group has been launched to share information between members and the wider music community, and there has been a focus on increasing communications to help place members at the centre of the service and guarantee maximum promotion for events. MUSIC:LINK hopes that the new website will help to continue to grow the membership and facilitate it reaching a wider audience going forwards.
Nikki-Kate Heyes MBE, CEO of soundLINCS, said: “This is a very exciting time for MUSIC:LINK as we embark on our ambitious plans to grow and improve the service to help give Lincolnshire and the East Midlands an excellent music information service.”
“We have listened to the service’s passionate and experienced membership and have strived to put their concerns and priorities at the heart of this new site. It is inspiring to see how much people value MUSIC:LINK and attracting new choirs, bands, teachers, venues, schools and performers will only make it more comprehensive in its promotion of live music opportunities in the region.”
Membership signups for 2018 are open now for individuals and organisations, giving access to the directory and monthly diaries of events, opportunities to advertise services and events to a dedicated audience and the chance to connect with people passionate about live music across the region. For more information visit www.music-link.org or email email@example.com.