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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Our booking service is free.  If you’ve never used us before, please read our fixers' page.

Client Directory

Have a look at our CV pages to help you find the most suitable player for your concert or recording.

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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

New Double Bass Website

Sunday 26th July 2015

Ken Knussen would like to announce the launch of his new website.

Documentary Participation Request

Monday 20th July 2015

US filmmaker John Beder is seeking London based musicians to talk about the issues of performance anxiety amongst classical musicians. The final product will hopefully act as a resource for anyone suffering with performance anxiety as John discusses both the fears and successes of musicians around the world. All instruments and levels welcome. Please contact John at for more information about participating. The production will be shooting in London from August 10 - 16th at various locations. For more information please visit

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