The Incorporated Society of Musicians presents their Guide for Young Musicians

The first in a series of resources released as part of the Make Music Work series

The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) has launched their guide for music students and musicians just starting out in their careers in the first of theMake Music Work series. This series will comprise new resources that will provide musicians from all areas of the profession the tools to establish a successful and sustainable career.

The guide covers important topics such as further training and different areas of work for musicians, portfolio career paths, finding work and selling and marketing music, tips for setting up and running a business, copyright and overall wellbeing. The guide features video interviews with music teacher Stephanie Reeve, composer Chris Roe and performer Chris Woodham.

The ISM’s Chief Executive Deborah Annetts said:

‘Following the success of our event Make Music Work, we are pleased to introduce this guide as part of a series of brand-new resources to help all musicians establish their career. We hope that musicians will find this vital guide valuable to their career development.’

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About the ISM

Our corporate membership of over 160 music organisations includes Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Royal Academy of Music, Royal Northern College of Music, Birmingham Conservatoire, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Leeds College of Music, British Voice Association, Rhinegold Publishing, Avid, Yamaha UK, YCAT, the Composer’s Edition, (MPA), NMC Recordings, Jazz Services Ltd, Association of Independent Music, Classic FM, the Royal Philharmonic Society, Help Musicians UK, Association of British Orchestras (ABO), Music Sales Ltd, the Music Industries Association (MIA), and more.