The Horsham District Live Music Alliance (HDLMA) was set up in 1999 with the intention of promoting the enormous amount of un-heard talent within the local area and expanding the live music scene in general. With the help of a Lottery grant we were able to set up QM Studios, purchase a 2kW PA system for use by members and continue to fund the annual Battle of the Bands competition, offering better prizes, attracting more bands and larger audiences.