A new way of Supporting composers

Secure the future of music

With Music Patron, you can give composers the freedom to create new music, connect with them, and truly support their art.

Join a game-changing community

Creating new music requires innovation and risk-taking

Not all composers have this freedom. With Music Patron, you can change that.

Join a community of music lovers and directly support composers.

Enjoy the feeling of making music happen.

Hear it from our honorary patrons

“I believe in supporting the music of tomorrow. Music Patron is a new and important way to do this. It gives ordinary people the chance to directly support a composer, provide that composer with game-changing income and help bring new music to life.”

Sir Simon Rattle OM CBE

How Music Patron works

Everyone can become a music patron in just 3 steps.

Pick a composer, set up a monthly donation, and enjoy a music-filled future.


your composer

We showcase some of the most exciting composers in the UK today. Explore them and choose who to support.

Black and white portrait of composer Ayanna Witter Johnson in a yellow circle. Ayanna's right arm is bent backwards, holding a double bass behind her back.
Mark Bowen portrait on a green background

every month

Set your monthly payment from as low as £10. 100% of your donation will go directly to the composer.


Connect with
new music

Get a unique window into a composer’s world. Interact with them and receive patron-exclusive content.

“Spending time with my composer is interesting and calming. It’s exposure to something new, a different take on the world, a few snippets of enjoyable music.”

Richard Smith, Patron

Imagine a world with no music

The pandemic, the unstable economy, and cuts in public funding have led to less music being produced and fewer opportunities for composers to take risks and innovate.

You can have a game-changing impact on the creation of new music.

Make a meaningful connection with composers, get an insider’s view of their creative process and receive exclusive content.

Hear it from our honorary patrons

“Music Patron is a timely and generous initiative to provide for British composers the lifeline of sustainable income. 
It is also an intriguing and unusual way for individuals to involve themselves in something with lasting creative value.”

Howard Goodall CBE
Composer, broadcaster

Our solution to a global problem

0 %

of composers have considered abandoning their career during the pandemic. 


monthly Spotify streams are required for an artist to make minimum wage.

0 %

of composers earn less than £10,000 per year from composition work.

Featured composer

Stuart MacRae

Stuart’s work explores themes of humanity in/as nature, the use of language through the singing voice, and mythology.

Patrons supporting Stuart will get a first-hand perspective on the many elements within his creative process and understand an authentic journey of a composer.

Stuart’s music brings emotion to the fore, and spans a wide variety of genres, including opera, instrumental, vocal and electroacoustic music.

Patrons will be able to discover the motivations, inspirations and background influences (musically and beyond) behind Stuart’s work through distinctive digital content such as behind-the-scenes material and works-in-progress, teaser tracks, playlists and personal blogs.

Change the status quo

Become a Music Patron

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