The UK’s Leading Diary Service for Orchestral and Session Musicians
Est. 1976, 47 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.  Forty 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..

Latest News

Our Website Enquiry Forms are currently not working

Sunday 16th June 2024

We are currently experiencing issues with the enquiry forms on this website. Instead of using these please contact us directly at or on 01306 500000. We apologise for this and are working to get the issue resolved asap

Warning for Musicians traveling with Lumo Trains

Sunday 16th June 2024

A client recently trying to board a Lumo train with a tuba was refused entry as it was considered too 'bulky'. This issue was not raised until the point he was about to board. Staff were rude and unhelpful to both him and also parents trying to board with prams. Refusing to help even when the British Transport Police intervened and requested they allow entry.

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