Make your voice heard

The UK’s globally-dominant music industry contributes £5.2 billion a year to the UK economy. It forms a central part of our creative industries which, valued at £101.5 billion a year to the UK economy, are worth more than the automotive, aerospace, life sciences, oil and gas industries combined.

However, music is in crisis. Brexit will threaten British musicians' ability to work easily in the EU, the EBacc is threatening creativity in our schools and the rise of the gig economy is putting a strain on our music professionals.

The ISM is fighting to promote music and protect musicians' rights through ground-breaking campaigns including Save Music, Bacc for the Future and Dignity at work. You can make your voice heard by supporting our campaigns and joining our united community of over 10,000 music professionals.

Join the ISM from £15

Become part of the ISM, the organisation at the forefront of campaigning to promote music and protect musicians' rights. You'll be joining a professional community of music professionals who are backed by our support, unparalleled services, expertise and influence.

Full membership

£171 (annual Direct Debit)/£181 per year or pay monthly: £18.10 a month over ten months.

Membership benefits

  • £10m public liability insurance cover
  • £100k legal expenses insurance cover
  • bespoke legal support and representation including a 24-hour legal helpline and specialist advice
  • tax advice including a daytime tax helpline
  • unpaid fees recovery service
  • being part of a professional community of over 10,000 musicians
  • award-winning professional development and networking events
  • online advice and resources on everything from Brexit and discrimination to contracts and employment
  • enhanced professional status as a member of the UK's professional body for musicians
  • unlimited discounted insurance on any number of musical instruments and equipment of any value
  • health and wellbeing services including counselling and physiotherapy
  • and much more

More about the ISM

We are the UK's professional body for musicians and a nationally recognised subject association for music, supporting over 10,000 members with professional services, unparalleled in-house expertise and campaigns.

We believe in empowering musicians and helping them take control of their careers. Our members come from all over the music profession, from stage and screen to classroom and studio.

Hear from one of our members

My ISM is 'independence' because it's great for independent musicians like myself who really benefit from having a group of people not directly involved with our work watching our backs.

James Mainwaring. Multi-Instrumentalist and Composer.