Writing for music clients
An ear for language and music
Good writing starts with listening, and that’s never more important than when I’m writing for clients in the world of music.
I’ve played the harp since I was nine, studied with teachers in London and Paris, and regularly play with amateur orchestras, including the London City Orchestra. My lifelong passion for music means I understand musicians and have a decent knowledge of the classical repertoire. My experience as a copywriter means I understand the power of marketing to connect musicians with existing audiences, reach new people and make an impact where it counts.
Work for music clients
My work in this area includes writing:
o Copy for a new web site for Music for Dementia, a charity that promotes the use of music to improve the quality of life for people living with dementia.
o Articles, blogs and annual reports for Help Musicians UK, a charity that supports musicians at every stage of their career.
o A brochure for the world-renowned Paris Opera House.
o Copy for Decca Luxe to celebrate Pavarotti’s life in art.
o A review of Immersion, a multi-sensory event by composer Amy Luyendijk.
o Web content, including this blog, for Sveta & Slava, a cello and piano duo.
o A report for Sound and Music, the national charity for new music.
If you’d like my help with a music-related project, I’d love to hear about it.
“Fiona isn’t your average copywriter; she really gets under the skin of a brief, a subject matter and an organisation. I can’t recommend her highly enough.”
Christine Brown, Communications Manager, Help Musicians UK
In this project, I edited and wrote text for a beautiful book to promote Decca’s limited-edition ‘Life in Art Masterpiece’ dedicated to Pavarotti.
Help Musicians UK is a brilliant charity that supports working musicians. I’ve written blogs, articles and annual reports for them, as well as interviewing musicians.
It was also thanks to Help Musicians UK that I travelled to Bannockburn on the night of the independence election to hear the last performance by Sheila Stewart, a singer in the Scottish Traveller tradition.
I was asked to write a brochure to promote the skills and experience of the Paris Opera House to cultural organisations overseas. Read about the project here.
Who’s louder – Sergio Rachmaninoff or Harpo Marx?
Rice on a glockenspiel: an odyssey into new percussion with Angela Wai-Nok Hui.
Picture: Dmitri Djuric
Playing a piece of music is like telling a story. Read what happened when the writers’ collective, 26, asked me to run a ‘harp and writing’ workshop.