ISM Surveys

The ISM regularly runs surveys on different issues affecting musicians, or highlights surveys from other organisations.

The results often inform our policy and campaigns work. Recent surveys have taken place on work place discrimination, Brexit, various aspects of music education provision and our annual survey of teaching and accompanying fees.

Annual survey of teaching and accompanist rates

The ISM's annual survey of teaching rates is now available. For the first time this year, the survey will cover examiners’ pay, group teaching rates, holiday pay and pension contributions, as well as our usual questions about your fees.

Please do take part in the survey - the more musicians who complete the survey, the more authoritative the results will be as an indicator of what musicians have been charging.

The survey will take less than ten minutes to complete so please do let us know your thoughts. The deadline to complete the survey is 30 November and we will publish the results early in the New Year.

If you have difficulties completing the survey online, please contact us on 020 7221 3499 or email us at [email protected].

Visa survey

We are currently running a survey to find out more about the experiences of musicians from non-EU/EEA countries visiting the UK to perform, compose, or promote their music. We are researching the process of applying for different visas to visit the UK.

If you are a non-EU/EEA musician who has applied for a visa to visit the UK, please fill out this survey. Or if you are a booking agent, artist manager or agent who has applied for a visa on behalf of a non-EU/EEA musicians to visit the UK, please fill out this survey.

If you are a musician who is a UK or EU national, please do not fill out this survey.

The survey is open until Friday 3 January 2020.

If you have any questions regarding the survey, please email Dr. Naomi Bath at [email protected]