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 one or more composers.

Enjoy the feeling of making music happen.

What is music patron

Music Patron brings together the traditional concept of patronage with the impact of grassroots collective giving

So much of the great music of the past was sponsored by patronage, with wealthy patrons supporting composers by ensuring them an income and allowing them to devote themselves to composition.

Music Patron reimagines this idea for the 21st century and makes it accessible to any music lover, with options for one-off or regular monthly donations starting from £3.

Which composer should I support?

If you love music and are curious about the people who create it, take our quiz and discover which Music Patron composer is the best match for you.

Music Patron is a new way of supporting UK composers. It allows you to connect with composers, give them the freedom and security to create new music, and truly support their art. 

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.

Choose how to support, set up a donation, and enjoy a music-filled future.


Choose how
to support

You can support an individual composer directly, or support Music Patron's overall vision.



You can give monthly to a composer or donate one-off or monthly to Music Patron, with options starting from £3.



Join a community of music lovers. Get a unique window into a composer’s world. Experience the feeling of making new music happen.

“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

Yshani Perinpanayagam

Yshani is a composer, pianist and music director from London, specialising in not specialising.

As a relatively new composer, her sound is currently an ever-evolving mash-up of her varied musical tastes and personal worlds; this currently includes elements of contemporary classical music, dirty grooves, Sri Lankan parents, game and play, melancholy, and activism.

Yshani is in touch fairly regularly with her patrons, sharing early drafts of new work, personal revelations about her process and improvised experimentations on rough-and-ready material, peppered with thoughtful and funny reflections on her journey as she continues to find her feet as a composer.

She also shares insights into her performance career as a improv pianist on stage, conducting in an orchestra pit, in a recording studio and beyond!

Change the status quo

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