Join us in fighting for freedom of movement

The UK is likely to leave the EU before 31 October 2019. This means that freedom of movement – which gives British musicians the right to work across Europe without the need for a visa – may end.

If British musicians cannot work easily in the EU, this will damage the UK’s cultural influence and threaten our world-class music industry
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The UK’s globally-dominant music industry contributes £4.4 billion a year to the UK economy. It forms a central part of our creative industries which, valued at £92 billion a year to the UK economy, are worth more than the automotive, aerospace, life sciences, oil and gas industries combined.

Read about the affect Brexit is already having on musicians by downloading our report below.

Join the ISM from £15

Become part of the ISM, the organisation at the forefront of campaigning for musicians rights. You'll be joining a professional community of musicians who are backed by our support, unparalleled services, expertise and ground-breaking campaigns work.

Full membership

£171 (annual Direct Debit)/£181 per year or pay monthly: £18.10 a month over ten months.

Membership benefits

  • £10m public liability insurance cover
  • £100k legal expenses insurance cover
  • bespoke legal support and representation including a 24-hour legal helpline and specialist advice
  • tax advice including a daytime tax helpline
  • unpaid fees recovery service
  • being part of a professional community of nearly 10,000 musicians
  • award-winning professional development and networking events at a discounted members' rate
  • online advice and resources on everything from Brexit to health and wellbeing
  • enhanced professional status as part of being a member of the UK's professional body for musicians
  • unlimited discounted insurance on any number of musical instruments and equipment of any value
  • discounted tickets for our award-winning professional development events and networking opportunities...

...and much more.


We are a subject association for music

Putting musicians in control of their careers

More about the ISM

We are the UK's professional body for musicians and a nationally recognised subject association for music, supporting almost 9,500 members with a unique combination of professional services, unparalleled in-house expertise and campaigns.

We believe in empowering musicians, helping them take control of their careers and enhancing their working lives. Our members come from all over the music profession, from stage and screen to classroom and studio.

My ISM is 'independence' because it's great for independent musicians like myself who really benefit from having a group of people not directly involved with our work watching our backs.

James Mainwaring. Multi-Instrumentalist and Composer.