Full membership (graduate rate)

Full membership (graduate rate) starts at £50 for your first year or divide the cost over ten months and pay just £5 a month

If you have graduated with your first music degree within the last ten years you can take advantage of our graduate discount.

We’ve listened to your concerns - in response to increasing graduate debt and feedback from our members, we have reduced our graduate membership rate to £50, increasing to £110 in the fourth year of membership. This represents a saving of £452 over four years.

If you were previously a student member, we will give you an extra year of membership at £50.

What are the benefits?

As a graduate rate full member you can receive the same benefits as members paying the full rate but at a fraction of the price.

  • one-to-one legal advice and representation from our specialist in-house team. This is a bespoke service unique to the ISM.
  • public liability insurance cover up to £10,000,000
  • legal expenses insurance cover up to £100,000
  • a listing in the Music Directory, the UK's only online directory of verified music professionals, to help you find work
  • an unpaid fees service to recover overdue payments owed to you in relation to your work
  • DBS Disclosure application service
  • unlimited discounted insurance on any number of musical instruments and equipment of any value
  • award-winning professional development events at a discounted members rate
  • valuable networking opportunities at our seminars and events
  • hundreds of discounts to save you money on a huge range of personal and music related products and services
  • enhanced professional status – as a member of a Government approved professional body, you will be entitled to use our letters after your name to demonstrate your professional status and enhance your profile

...and much more

'If I was to sum up the ISM in one word it would be essential.'

Pippa Reid-Foster. Harpist, Composer and Teacher. ISM member.

How to join


Simply complete our online application form and enter the name of your first degree-level (or above) qualification in music, the institution you studied at and the year you graduated.


Call us on 020 7221 3499 and we'll take your details over the phone.

If you were previously an ISM member
- Welcome back! All you need to do is contact our Membership Officer on 020 7313 9311 or [email protected] and we can restart your membership.

If you have any questions, try our frequently asked questions page or call us on 020 7221 3499.