The UK’s Leading Diary Service for Orchestral and Session Musicians
Est. 1976, 42 years of service to the music industry.

Information for Fixers

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.

Information for clients

If you are interested in becoming a member or would like to know more about what we do.

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

The Marcinowicz-Goldstein Royal Academy of Music Award

Thursday 23rd January 2020

To honour the memory of Hannah Marcinowicz, Jonathan Goldstein and their daughter Saskia, Hannah's family have set up a special Marcinowicz-Goldstein Royal Academy of Music Award.

Stolen viola bows and case

Sunday 22nd December 2019

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