How the scheme works

The amount of money we need to raise for each new piece of music is divided into Sound Units of £150. You can buy one or more Sound Units in the composers of your choice. If you do not have a preference for a particular composer, choose Floating Sound Units and we will choose a commission for you.

BCMG’s Sound Investment is the best way yet invented to bring new music into existence. The Sound Investors are a valuable sounding board for both composer and performers when a new musical idea takes its first steps in the outside world.

Judith Weir, composer

As a Sound Investor you will:

  • be invited to rehearsals and a special reception at the premiere
  • have the chance to meet the composer and performers
  • have the opportunity to receive a full score of the piece signed for you by the composer
  • be kept up to date with the progress of your chosen work before and after its premiere
  • be thanked for your support in the score of the piece and in the concert programme

If you would like to find out more about Sound Investment please contact us using the links on the right and we shall send you an information pack. You can also make your Sound Investment donation online now by credit card. We also accept payment by cheque or Direct Debit instalments, starting from monthly payments of £15. Please see the links to the right for more information.

Please note: Sound Units are not investments for the purposes of the Financial Services Act 1986 and accordingly nothing on this website or the Sound Investment catalogue constitutes investment advice. Sound Units may not be resold or redeemed and are not a form of savings investment. No copyright in works commissioned under the Sound Investment scheme will be acquired by the acquisition of Sound Units. The number of Sound Units available in each work represents a proportion of the overall commission cost, once grants and existing Sound Investment support are taken into account.