Campaigning on behalf of the music sector

In 1882 the ISM was set up to promote the art of music and protect the honour and interests of the music profession. The ISM has a long history of standing up for the rights of performers, composers, educators and the whole music profession and this work is as vital today as it was then.

We actively lobby Government on behalf of our members to create a united voice for music. We listen to our members, to the music industry, and to the arts and education sectors in order to develop fully informed and effective campaigns.

Campaigns update

Read about what our campaigns team have been up to each week. If you have any questions, please email our Public Affairs and Campaigns Manager Robin McGhee at [email protected]

Monday 10 December 2018

Last week we launched our report on the future of music education, drawing on evidence provided by members in our surveys over the summer. The report makes a series of recommendations for both music education in the classroom and any revised National Plan for Music Education. You can read the full report here.

The ISM’s concerns around the impact of the Brexit deal on musicians were raised in the House of Lords during the marathon parliamentary debates on the deal. You can read our Save Music campaign’s position statement here.

Monday 3 December 2018

Last week our Chief Executive Deborah Annetts spoke at a Westminster Forum event on the curriculum in English schools. Deborah talked about the need for the Government to review the English Baccalaureate as part of our Bacc for the Future campaign. You can find out more about Bacc for the Future here.

As Parliament debates the Brexit deal this week, you can read our Save Music campaign’s position statement on the deal here.

Our current campaigns include:

BACC for the Future
FreeMoveCreate
Save Music
Dignity at work