Join us

Join a national network of 9,000 professional musicians who are supported, protected and represented by the ISM - the UK's professional body for musicians.

Full membership

£178 per year or pay monthly: £17.80 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
  • premier legal support and representation including a 24-hour legal helpline and specialist advice on anything affecting you as a freelance or employed musician. This includes contracts and copyright advice
  • unpaid fees recovery service
  • unlimited discounted insurance on any number of musical instruments and equipment of any value
  • 24-hour counselling helpline, open 365 days a year
  • discounted tickets for our award-winning professional development events and networking opportunities
  • DBS Disclosure service and advice
  • one-to-one advice
  • listing in our Music Directory, the UK's only online directory of verified music professionals
  • promotion of your concerts and gigs through social media - reach an audience of over 20,000
  • tax support services
  • letters after your name to demonstrate your status as a member of the UK's professional body for musicians
  • belonging to a unique professional community of over 9,000 musicians
  • hundreds of discounts on a huge range of products and services

....and much more.