We are experts at beautiful and functional design.

Who we are

From brochures and banners to re-brands and website design, we take a creative approach to meet your needs and with over 15 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 15 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.

Lighting the way

Our clients & previous work

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.

ESTA Education

The ESTA PG Cert was launched in 2017 as an international online course at Masters Level and represents a partnership and collaboration with the University of Chichester.

Working closely with ESTAs CEO and Chairman, we were invited to create and develop its own independent brand and promotional material for this successful extension of ESTAs professional development resources.


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.

Arts DB

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.

ArtsDB logo

Performing Arts Yearbook

Now in its 30th 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.

Chetham’s International Summer School

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.

Z Arts

Z-arts is an arts centre dedicated to offering best practice in children and young people’s creative provision.

Since 2016 we have worked closed with Z-Arts designing print, marketing and branding materials reflecting their creative style to learning and education within brochures, advertisements, posters and event programmes.

We not only cover the arts!

AXIS Property Consultants

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.

Direct Conversion

Direct Conversion innovate, design, develop and manufacture photon counting, direct conversion, digital X-ray detectors used in medical, dental and industrial systems around the world.

Working to enhance their branding across numerous international events we have created point of sale banners, promotional literature and fact sheets as well as designing advertisements and PR sheets.

Muso Communications has been our provider of choice for our marketing design activities and the associated printing activities. He has also been a significant contributor to our group rebranding exercise in supporting our advertising content and materials. We at Direct Conversion are a fast moving organisation and the speed of response provided by Muso Communications has supported our sales and marketing approach to market

Nathanael Allison, Director, Direct Conversion (2019)

Clients and Publications

Aberdeen Festivals | 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



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.

0161 638 5615