The UK’s Leading Diary Service for Orchestral and Session Musicians
Est. 1976, 37 years of service to the music industry.
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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 five 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..
Friday 7th March 2014
Our most recent newsletter, from February 2014
Saturday 1st March 2014
Claire Roberts, a music student in Oxford, is organising a concert of 21st century Welsh music, composed by Rhian Samuel, Gareth Moorcraft, John Metcalf and others on Friday the 7th of March. She needs someone to play a bass solo by Joseph Davies and the composer himself is coming from Cardiff to hear his piece. Fee is negotiable. If interested, please call the MAS office for contact details.