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'This event was the most inspirational and educational event that I have been to.'

Attendee, The Empowered Musician

You can continue learning and developing your skills throughout your career in music, no matter which area of the sector you are working in, when you become an ISM member.


Access our free webinars from work, home or on the move. We cover key topics in areas such as music education, copyright, royalties and fees, personal finance, self-promotion and musicians' health. Tune in live or catch up with our webinar archive.


Our award-winning seminars and special events provide essential training to help empower you as a musician, enable you to develop skills and knowledge to aid your career, and give you opportunities to meet and network with other professional musicians. As a member you can book our events at a reduced rate.

The Empowered Musician


Our Empowered Musician events feature expert panels offering insight and advice on working in the music profession. From working with technology to staying resilient, they offer innovative ways for musicians to adapt and thrive as the music industry evolves.

How to... guides

As an ISM member, you will have full access to our 'How to' guides. These online guides build on the practical industry advice on offer at The Empowered Musician events, highlighting the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in your music career.

Titles include:

  • How to...Connect with a digital audience
  • How to...Write a DIY marketing plan
  • How to...Work with an Artist Manager
  • How to...Play at a festival


Educators' resources

Discover expert resources, tools and reports focusing on key issues in music education today, including:

  • Performance anxiety: A practical guide for music teachers
  • Primary Music Toolkit (winner of the Music Teacher Excellence In Primary/Early Years award)
  • The National Curriculum for Music: An assessment and progression framework
  • Indian Takeaway: Rāg and Tāl basics
  • ISM and Ofqual's GCSE music (9-1) fact sheet