City livery companies date back to the 12th century when they had the power to determine who could trade, set prices and wages and ensure the quality of the relevant trade or activity. Today they play an important educational and charitable function and continue to work for their members and respective professions.
The Musicians’ Company is a leading UK music charity and the only City of London Livery Company to represent the performing arts. Our awards cover the majority of musical genres: classical, brass and military bands, jazz and pop music. We also share the joy and artistry of great music through outreach, concerts and other events. This makes our Livery Company unique.