Join our growing membership of professional musicians

Make us your ISM

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 including thousands of composers and performers.

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.

What are the benefits of joining the ISM?

  • direct access to one-to-one legal advice and representation
  • public liability insurance cover up to £10,000,000
  • legal expenses insurance cover up to £100,000
  • professional listings to help you promote your services and get work
  • an unpaid fees service that can recover overdue payments owed to you in relation to your work
  • unlimited discounted insurance on any number of musical instruments and equipment of any value



    • influencing the agenda – opportunities to join the ISM’s expert Composers’ or Performers' Special Interest Groups and have a direct impact on policy at PRS for Music, PPL, the BBC and others
    • being a member of a nationally recognised professional body enhances your status. As a member you can use letters after your name
    • hundreds of discounts on a huge range of music products and services from equipment, insurances and music software to holidays and cinema tickets...

    ...and much more

    "Being in the ISM is being plugged in. It helps me build contacts I wouldn't have otherwise met. It gives me the advantages of being in a big organisation, with the resources to deal efficiently with legal issues, contracts, tax, insurance, CPD and advice."

    Ed Scolding, Composer. ISM member since 2011.