Support, advice and essential insurances for £50 a year

All our membership benefits for 70% off the full rate price

Have you graduated with your first music degree within the last ten years? If so, you can take advantage of our graduate discount. Make a saving of £452 over your first four years of membership.

First year of graduate membership£50
Second year of graduate membership£50
Third year of graduate membership£50
Fourth Year of graduate membership£110

In response to increasing graduate debt and feedback from our members, we have recently reduced our graduate rate, so you can benefit from joining your professional body as you establish your music career.

The discount applies to anyone who has a degree in any music affiliated subject, including music technology and music business courses. If you studied a combined course that was made up of at least 50% music, you can also get this rate. You can email [email protected] if you have a question about your degree's eligibility.

What are the benefits?

  • Protection - professional insurances worth over £235 a year, including £10m public liability insurance cover, and an unpaid fees recovery service
  • Development and networking - discounted tickets for our award winning professional development events
  • Recognition – use our letters after your name to demonstrate your professional status
  • Promotion - listing on the Music Directory, the UK’s only online directory of verified music professionals, and promotion of your gigs and concerts through our social media – reach an audience of over 20,000
  • Representation and advice - bespoke legal support including a 24-hour legal helpline and specialist advice on everything from contracts to copyright and royalties
  • Saving you money - exclusive discounts on everything from instruments and equipment to cinema tickets and gym membership
  • Support - 24-hour counselling helpline

Discover tips from our brand new How to...series

Brand new resources available from the ISM, produced in collaboration with music industry experts. The How to… series builds on the practical industry advice on offer at The Empowered Musician event, highlighting the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in your music career. Get some tips now and join to get the full guides.

How to...Quick tips

Selected advice from The Empowered Musician How to… series including tips on reaching a digital audience, marketing, working with an artist manager and playing at a festival.

Our other membership grades

If you're studying (full or part-time) at degree level or above, take a look at our student rate membership for just £15 a year. Alternatively, find out about how full rate membership can support you.

Full membership

£168 (annual Direct Debit)/£178 per year or pay monthly: £17.80 a month over ten months.