Join us

Join a national network of over 8,300 professional musicians who are supported, protected and represented by the ISM - the UK's professional body for musicians.

Full membership

£176 per year or pay monthly: £17.60 a month over ten months.

Friends membership

£62 per year to support our vital work protecting musicians, the music profession and music education.

ISM full, graduate and student membership includes:

  • £10,000,000 public liability, employers' liability and product liability insurance cover
  • £100,000 legal expenses insurance cover
  • unlimited discounted insurance on any number of musical instruments and equipment of any value
  • direct access to one-to-one legal assistance from our expert in-house team of quick-response lawyers 
  • 24-hour counselling and legal helplines, open 365 days a year
  • unpaid fees recovery service
  • award-winning professional development at a discounted members' rate
  • DBS Disclosure service and advice

  • one-to-one advice
  • listings to help you promote yourself and find work
  • promotion of your concerts or gigs through social media
  • tax support services
  • enhanced professional status and letters after your name
  • access to an active community of over 8,300 professional musicians
  • hundreds of discounts on a huge range of products and services

....and much more.