Expert advice

Online advice pages and packs

We provide a wide range of professional advice for musicians written by our resident experts. ISM members can access this advice for free.

Subjects covered include careers, child protection and safeguarding, contracts, copyright and performers' rights, employment and self-employment, health and safety, wellbeing, insurances, promoting yourself, personal finances, record keeping and tax.

We also have a series of advice packs which you can download from our website.

24-hour telephone counselling

As an ISM member, you will have access to our 24-hour counselling helpline. You will be able to speak to a professionally qualified counsellor at any time of the day or night, 365 days a year.

Fees surveys and recommendations

The results of our regular independent fees surveys will give you an idea of what the going market rates are for performing, composing, teaching and more.

One-to-one advice

Our staff team is available to offer free one-to-one advice on subjects relating to your work as a musician, including those listed above. We can also help explain the details of our insurance policies and advise on gaining the most from your membership of the ISM.

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'I have been a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians for many years and the assistance that I have constantly received to help me in my professional work has always impressed me.'

James Griffet, ISM member.