We are experts at beautiful and functional design. From brochures and banners to re-brands and website design, we take a creative approach to meet your needs and with over 10 years specialising in this sector, you’ll be in safe hands.

We really like to get to know our clients and what makes them tick. We love to collaborate and share ideas meaning that we complete all graphic design projects with your voice and the context of the design in mind. From ads and posters to season imagery to stationery we’ll create something on brand and in style.

MUSO HQ is based in Manchester, England, where we have been part of a thriving artistic and independent publishing scene for over 10 years. But we don’t just limit ourselves to what’s going on round the corner and we have global links with major performing arts organisations, associations and ministries of art and culture. We know the industry inside and out and can offer that extra helping hand to increase your reach and profile.



We have been working with Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival to design, produce and print both their marketing brochure and festival programme booklet for over 10 years. The design changes annually to reflect the theme of the current festival and HCMF’s established and recognisable brand. We are constantly in discussions with HCMF to ensure every aspect of the agreed marketing message is incorporated within the materials we create.


This year we were appointed to develop the festival’s new website and online presence.

Aberdeen Festivals

Aberdeen Festivals is made up of some of the biggest and best festivals Scotland has to offer. With world class performances and international premiers, the diversity of festivals showcase the best talent from arts and science to music and dance.


We were selected to create all identity, branding and marketing for their first national campaign to get people to the city and into the festivals. We had to be very aware of the situation; that this was one company trying to bring together all the disparate elements of the festivals under one unifying symbol. The logo had to have an identity that would achieve this goal without overriding the other festivals unique qualities. We devised a logo that had a graphic device to help it sit alongside other logos, to incorporate slogans, dates, times, sponsors, but to do it  in an understated way.

European String Teachers Association

ESTA UK is dedicated to the needs of string teachers across the UK and to improving the quality of string teaching at every level, from toddler to conservatoire.


Muso Communications have been proud to work with ESTA developing their brand across all their print titles and their 2013 international strings conference


We were also delighted to be appointed to create an identity, brand and marketing plan, including their commemorative souvenir conference programme, as well as signs and banners for ESTA's International Music conference.

Chetham’s International Summer School & Festival for Pianists

Working in partnership with Chetham’s for the past 4 years, we are constantly developing the design and image of the event in conjunction with new and bespoke photography of the Chetham’s venue.


The design challenge to reflect the character of the individual photographer and the brand of the theatre is exciting and stimulating. It is an idea that will enable strong year-on-year designs and fits excellently with the ethos and remit of the theatre.


arts.db is a unique and bespoke digital directory for the performing arts. It demonstrates our ability to understand and create a simple but effective design template, as well as developing a more comprehensive and detailed CMS to host and index over 25,000 detailed listings.

Now in its 27th year, the Performing Arts Yearbook is the largest and most well respected performing arts reference guide in the world.


Throughout the year the database is constantly being updated, as we amend, delete and add to its individual content cumulating in the final export and editing of two essential yearbooks for the Performing Arts Industry.


Performing Arts Yearbook

AXIS Property Consultants

We not only cover the arts!


AXIS Property Consultants needed a new branding package for all their communication needs. This covered; a new logo, business cards and other stationary, web banner ads and a complete redesign of their current site. We were delighted to be appointed as their design agency, assisting them with all their design and print needs.


Clients and Publications

Royal Academy of Music | Bridgewater Hall | Wigmore Hall | Yamaha | Windsor Festival | Chetham’s School of Music | Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival | European Piano Teachers Association | Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music | European String Teachers Association | United Kingdom Harp Association | Brass Band World | National Brass Band Championships | Kapitol Promotions | Calderdale Council | Disability Rights UK | Axis Property Consultancy | Performing Arts Yearbook  | International Arts Manager | artsdb | Link


To find out how we can help you contact us for an informal chat. We would be delighted to share and hear your ideas and demonstrate our own ability to transfer these ideas into a cohesive and effective campaign or product.


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