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Professional community

ISM membership provides a sense of family. Knowing a support network is always there is a great comfort.

Craig Ogden, Freelance Guitarist

As an ISM member, you will be part of a unique professional community of musicians working in all areas of the music sector - from performers, composers and educators to DJs, music administrators and studio technicians.

Facebook group

Join fellow professional musicians in our members' group on Facebook and swap advice on everything from using tech to technique.


Networking is an important part of developing a music career. Our seminars and events give you the opportunity to meet a range of musicians from all walks of life. Find out more about our professional development events.

Member Connect

Make musical connections with Member Connect, an online, private directory of current ISM members providing you with a safe and secure way to make valuable connections to enhance your music career. Create a free profile and easily search and connect with other ISM members based off their area, profession or instrument.

Have your say

Our policy, advice and campaigns are led by our members through round table meetings, surveys and member feedback. As an ISM member, you will be able to contribute to our work and influence music and music education policy.

Local groups

Our network of local groups, run by your fellow members across the country, provide the perfect opportunity for you to meet other musicians, network and build valuable professional relationships as well as making friends in your local area.

Stay connected

Our Music Journal, regular e-newsletters, website and social media will keep you in touch with our community and the wider music world. You can also access our press releases, features and interviews, blogs and podcasts on our website.