If you have a question, check the answers below to our frequently asked questions. If you can't find the answer you're looking for get in touch.

Are you the BMIC/Contemporary Music Network/Sonic Arts Network/spnm?

Sound and Music was formed from a merger between the BMIC, Contemporary Music Network, Sonic Arts Network and spnm. Visit our Projects section for information on our current activity. 

Do you still run the Contemporary Voices and New Voices Scheme?

New Voices and Contemporary Voices were composer support schemes created by the British Music Information Centre which provided print and distribution services for composers at the beginning and middle of their careers, to fill the gap for composers looking to publish independently.

New Voices focused on young British composers with the aim of raising the profile for emerging talent that exists outside of the support of commercial publishers or record companies, while Contemporary Voices aimed to represent a more established generation of composers.

We have recently relaunched the New Voices on the redeveloped Collection website, which can be found here. For more information, please contact Natalia Franklin Pierce.

Can I visit The Collection?

The collection is available for consultation within the Music Library at the University of Huddersfield and can be accessed by making a weekday appointment. The collection is made available for reference only and cannot be loaned or removed from the library. Access is open to the general public, as well as university staff and students.

If you would like to arrange a visit, please contact Huddersfield Music Library by emailing: info@britishmusiccollection.org.uk. Please indicate the nature of your request so that we can best help you.

We do not offer a score reproduction service. If you would like to obtain scores or parts of recordings, you will need to contact the publisher directly. Publisher details can be found by consulting the catalogue. Where works are unpublished, you will need to contact the composer.


We are currently finalising our new acquisitions policy and look forward to accepting new deposits later this year.

Are you still running the annual Call for Works for The Shortlist?

The Shortlist is no longer running, but Sound and Music has created a new artist development programme – Embedded – partnering artists and composers with pioneering arts organisations and ensembles in the UK. If you're looking for opportunities, you can also visit our opportunities section.

We’ve also created an Artists' Toolkit, where you can find a wide range of information and advice on how to develop your career and support yourself as an artist. It covers everything from funding and setting out budgets for your projects, to creating a portfolio and ways you can promote your own work.

How do I set up a profile?

To set up your profile with us, you need to register first at this page. Once you have done that and are logged in you can add your profile from within the 'My Account' section (accessible from a link at the very top right of the page when you're logged in).

I've signed up but not received a confirmation email...What should I do?

If you haven't received a confirmation email, it's a good idea to check your junk or spam mail folder first. If you find it in there, the best thing to do to ensure that mail from us doesn't land there again is to add info@soundandmusic.org to your address book. If it isn't there, do contact us and we can help you get registered. Oh, and please allow up to 12 hours for the confirmation to arrive!

How do I change my password?

When you are logged in you can change your password through the 'My account' link at the top right of your screen.

Where are your listings? Can I list an event on the site?

We now have a brand new website dedicated to listings - called The Sampler. You can add events to it through the 'My Account' section at the top right of the screen.

Can I work for you?

Any positions that become available at Sound and Music will appear on our vacancies page, so do keep checking back. Details on internships and placements will be displayed there as well. It's best to apply to our advertised roles, rather than simply sending us your CV: we receive a lot of them and they can't always be considered when we're looking for someone to join the team, sorry!  

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