Full membership (graduate rate)

Full membership (graduate rate) starts at £75 for your first year or divide the cost over ten months and pay just £7.50 a month

If you have graduated with your first music degree within the last ten years you can take advantage of our graduate discount. You can join the ISM for just £75 (almost £100 off) for your first year and we'll also give you substantial discounts in your second and third years if you continue your membership.

What are the benefits?

As a graduate rate full member you can receive the same benefits as members paying the full rate but at a fraction of the price.

These benefits include public liability cover up to £10m and legal expenses cover up to £100K, up to 20% off instrument and equipment insurance with five respected insurers, expert legal advice and representation from our in-house legal team, 24-hour helplines and one-to-one advice, music related discounts, our bi-monthly Music Journaldiscounted tickets for our specialist seminars and events, and more.

View all of the membership benefits

'The ISM stands up for musicians, takes some of the strain and allows us to work creatively and freely. Useful advice, legal influence and a listening ear are just some of the benefits the ISM provides.'

Nicola Corbishley, soprano. ISM member since 2008.

How to join


Simply complete our online application form and enter the name of your first degree-level (or above) qualification in music, the institution you studied at and the year you graduated.


Call us on 020 7221 3499 and we'll take your details over the phone.


Download our application form and send it to the address at the bottom of the page.

If you were previously an ISM member - Welcome back! All you need to do is contact our Membership Officer on 020 7313 9311 or membership@ism.org and we can restart your membership.

If you have any questions, try our frequently asked questions page or call us on 020 7221 3499.