Join us

Become part of a diverse, growing membership of musicians who are backed by the support, advice, services and expertise of the ISM - the UK's professional body for musicians

We support, advise and represent over 8,000 musicians across the UK and welcome musicians from all musical backgrounds, genres and areas of the music profession.

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 find work
  • promotion of your concerts or gigs through social media
  • business development advisory and tax support services
  • enhanced professional status and letters after your name
  • access to an active community of over 8,000 professional musicians
  • hundreds of discounts on a huge range of products and services

....and much more. 

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