In Words

Conveying the power of music through the power of words

With over 25 years’ experience in music, arts and education management I can offer a range of services to support your own music activities and development. Services available include general management, project management, copywriting, production of publicity materials, CD and tour promotion, press and new media activity, fundraising and financial management. As a musician myself I understand the pressures of being a freelance musician and talk the same language so am able to contribute to your artistic planning and help to turn your music ideas and plans into reality. Please click to visit the Management page.

Journalist and broadcaster Miranda Sawyer once observed that “although music is the most accessible and emotional of all the art forms, it’s the hardest to write about”, and went on to say that if you can write about music, you can write about anything. My wide ranging music interest and knowledge coupled with my clear writing style equip me with the ability to describe music effectively, and I have often been told that you can get a real idea of what the music sounds like from reading my description. Please click to visit the Journalism page.

Whether you need programme notes for your next recital, liner copy for an upcoming CD release or an updated biog, my music writing may be just what you’re looking for. Maybe you need to update the information on your website but don’t have the time to spare, or want some help with publicising your concerts or albums and don’t know where to start. If you have the music I have the words, so whatever your writing requirements please get in touch and I will do my best to help. Please click to visit the Copywriting page.

Whatever your music projects, I can help to bring them to a wider audience through a range of press and promotion activities. My experience covers news items and press releases, direct email campaigns and new media promotion for CD launches, tours and performances. Please click to visit the Promotion page.

“From in depth interviews with composers and reviews of concerts published in established magazines to press releases targeting a wide range of local publications, Alison has raised the public profile of our ensemble.” Molly Anderson, Yorkshire Saxophone Choir