Make Music


Make Music Allen returns on June 21, 2021


This year’s celebration will include both onsite music and a virtual approach to encourage all people, of all musical abilities, to celebrate the joy of making music. A number of special events will be hosted by the Make Music Alliance in the United States and around the world.


MixMash Studios brings together music makers and sound samplers from across the globe to create new and imaginative compositions.

MixMash Studios invites people around the world to contribute samples between June 6 – June 20, 2021. Everyone is invited to send in short recordings of bass lines, barking dogs, vocals, machine noises, or anything else they find intriguing. (Return to this page for the submission form.)

Then, on Make Music Day, producers will have 24 hours to create an original piece of music using only the samples provided and nothing more. Some producers will take on the additional challenge – and glory – of live-streaming their production process and creating a finished track in just one hour!

All participants are encouraged to share short videos on social media, creating samples or work in progress on their tracks using the hashtags #mixmashstudios and #makemusicday.


Make Music Day is the perfect opportunity to shake the dust off your instrument, start playing again or pick up an instrument for the first time.

This June 21, national brands and partners will curate day-long marathons of live, free, online group lessons taught by dozens of master musicians on a wide array of instruments. So jump around to sample different instruments or binge on your favorite! There will be offerings for all ages and all skill levels – from beginning to advanced.

Check back here in June for more details on the offerings and links to register and join! Also, visit for more about our fantastic presenting partners – more to come!


This Make Music Day, artists around the world are invited to the second annual global song swap! Learn a song by another artist, and hear yours covered in return. Songwriters and composers of all styles and walks of life are welcomed to participate.

In early June, participating artists will be paired together, carefully selected based on the registration form. They’ll have two weeks to learn their partner’s song, and make it their own, before sharing their videos on June 21! Check back here on Make Music Day to see all the collaborative creations.

Over 200 artists participated in the inaugural #MySongIsYourSong for Make Music Day 2020. Check out all of the amazing songs they recorded by allowing  #MySongIsYourSong on YouTube, Facebook, and InstagramRegistration is open now until May 31CLICK HERE to register!


To participate in a LIVE celebration at Watters Creek please click HERE.