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Summary of member benefits

Sound Sense member benefits are designed with you in mind! There are a range of categories of membership for both individuals and organisations, all aimed at making sure you receive the support you need with your community music practice.

Please note that member benefits vary between different membership categories, so refer to the table below to make sure you have the membership that best suits your needs.

Member Categories
Annual Price (price per quarter)
Public
Liability
Insurance
Find a
Musician
Listing
DBS
Checks
Free
Ads
Exclusive
Information
Sounding
Board
Bulletin
Board
Voting
Rights
Individual, earning
£66.00 (£16.50 per quarter)
Public
Liability
Insurance
Find a
Musician
Listing
DBS
Checks
Free
Ads
Exclusive
Information
Sounding
Board
Bulletin
Board
Voting
Rights
Public Liability Insurance: Yes
Find a Musician Listing: Yes
DBS Checks: Yes
for self
Free Ads: Yes
Exclusive Information: Yes
Sounding Board: 1 Copy
Bulletin Board: Yes
Voting Rights: Yes
Student & Individual, non-earning
£22.80 (£5.70 per quarter)
Public
Liability
Insurance
Find a
Musician
Listing
DBS
Checks
Free
Ads
Exclusive
Information
Sounding
Board
Bulletin
Board
Voting
Rights
Public Liability Insurance: No
Find a Musician Listing: No
DBS Checks: Yes
for self
Free Ads: Yes
Exclusive Information: Yes
Sounding Board: 1 Copy
Bulletin Board: Yes
Voting Rights: Yes
Organisation, turnover under £150,000 a year
£49.00 (£12.25 per quarter)
Public
Liability
Insurance
Find a
Musician
Listing
DBS
Checks
Free
Ads
Exclusive
Information
Sounding
Board
Bulletin
Board
Voting
Rights
Public Liability Insurance: No
Find a Musician Listing: Yes
DBS Checks: Yes
for workers
Free Ads: Yes
Exclusive Information: Yes
Sounding Board: 1 Copy
Bulletin Board: Yes
Voting Rights: Yes
Organisation, turnover over £150,000 a year
£90.00 (£22.50 per quarter)
Public
Liability
Insurance
Find a
Musician
Listing
DBS
Checks
Free
Ads
Exclusive
Information
Sounding
Board
Bulletin
Board
Voting
Rights
Public Liability Insurance: No
Find a Musician Listing: Yes
DBS Checks: Yes
for workers
Free Ads: Yes
Exclusive Information: Yes
Sounding Board: 3 Copies
Bulletin Board: Yes
Voting Rights: Yes
Associate membership
£50.00 (£12.50 per quarter)
Public
Liability
Insurance
Find a
Musician
Listing
DBS
Checks
Free
Ads
Exclusive
Information
Sounding
Board
Bulletin
Board
Voting
Rights
Public Liability Insurance: No
Find a Musician Listing: No
DBS Checks: No
Free Ads: No
Exclusive Information: Yes
Sounding Board: 3 Copies
Bulletin Board: Yes
Voting Rights: No
Things to note

Members not based in the UK will get the same benefits as UK members except for:

  • DBS checks: not available in any category
  • Insurance: available only in the Individual, earning category for work carried out in the UK
  • Sounding Board: one copy in any category

Prices apply in the UK by Direct Debit or PayPal only. If you cannot pay by these methods, or for overseas rates, contact us for alternative arrangements.

We take fees quarterly for your convenience, but membership is for a minimum period of a year, and we expect your membership to run yearly. If you do decide to cancel at any point we cannot refund any outstanding portion of your latest quarterly instalment of your fee.

Fees apply for DBS checks, please click here.

Public Liability Insurance
More and more, it’s vital that your working practices are safe. Sound Sense’s public liability insurance scheme covers you specifically for planning and carrying out community music activities.
Sound Sense Code of Practice
If you are a community music practitioner, adopting the Code of Practice is your first step to professionalism. Sound Sense members are actively encouraged to sign up to the code of practice, ensuring professionalism across the sector. You can download the code below.
Sounding Board, the journal of community music

Sounding Board is the widely-respected UK journal of community music. Recharging your work regularly, you’ll find cutting edge debate, latest research described, opinionated columns and music practice unpicked and more.

Bulletin Board monthly newsletter

A dozen issues a year of Bulletin Board link you with information on training, conferences, jobs, networking contacts plus all the latest funding opportunities direct to your inbox.

For individuals working in community music
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Individual
Membership
For organisations working in community music
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Organisation
Membership
Get in touch with the Sound Sense team - we'd love to hear from you!
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Membership
Enquiries
Find a Musician
You can look for specific people or organisations, those working in particular areas of the country, or by key words.
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Find a
Musician
Come and join us
Membership of Sound Sense offers some brilliant benefits, which are all about supporting you in your work.