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.

Impact of Brexit on musicians and mobility

The ISM has launched a fourth survey into the impact of the EU referendum vote in June 2016 on professional musicians’ work. This survey is a continuation of research into the music profession and the effects of Brexit, following on from previous surveys in October 2016, March 2017 and April 2018 which generated more than 1700 responses.

Deborah Annetts, Chief Executive of the Incorporated Society of Musicians said:‘

'We know from our previous research musicians have noticed an immediate impact on their work as a result of the UK voting to leave the EU, and that the number one priority for musicians is the maintenance of freedom of movement. It is crucial as we approach 29 March 2019 and beyond to get the most full and up-to-date picture of how musicians have been and is continuing to be affected by Brexit, and what steps they think should be taken to protect the profession. We are calling for all musicians to take part in our survey - the more responses we have, the more robust the evidence will be.'

The survey closes on Friday 15 March. Click the button below to respond.