The UK’s Leading Diary Service for Orchestral and Session Musicians
Est. 1976, 39 years of service to the music industry.

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Client Directory

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About Us

The Musician’s Answering Service was founded in 1976 by Richard Smith and was the first diary service to cater to both the orchestral and session world.  As a busy freelance oboist he recognised the difficulties musicians had trying to balance their playing commitments whilst ensuring they were available when fixers called.  Thirty nine years later and now supporting over 1000 clients, MAS has established a reputation within the classical music business for professionalism and reliability.

A diary service is like a PA handling all your professional enquiries; ensuring that you do not lose out on work because you are not immediately contactable and taking care of all the necessary communication between yourself and the orchestras who book you, giving you the time to concentrate on playing. In today’s competitive freelance world a diary service is an indispensable tool for the successful musician. Read on..

Latest News

Sounds Like Now - A new magazine dedicated to contemporary classical music culture in the UK and Ireland

Monday 27th June 2016

Sounds Like Now is a new magazine dedicated to contemporary classical music culture in the UK and Ireland launching in November 2016. It's aim is to see new music understood and enjoyed more widely alongside its sister arts. To help finance it's launch and prove its market, Sounds Like Now has launched a crowdfunding campaign based on magazine subscriptions and invites anyone with an interest in the UK and Irelands contemporary classical music scene to help them get the magazine off the ground. More information about this and the magazine can be found at

Vacancy: Visiting Music Teacher of Cello, City of London School for Girls

Wednesday 15th June 2016

Closing Date: 24th June 2016

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