The Incorporated Society of Musicians

What exactly is the ISM?

We are the UK's professional body for musicians, offering essential backup for today's musician.

What are the ISM's aims?

  • to promote the art of music and the interests of professional musicians
  • to raise standards in the profession
  • to give our members the best available advice and services

The ISM exists to offer comprehensive back-up for all your professional work as a musician, giving the status and security of belonging to a professional body, and contacts with like-minded colleagues.

We have authoritative views on issues ranging from education to ethics, and from intellectual property to broadcasting. We have agreements with the BBC, links with education agencies, and contacts with government departments.

Full members receive friendly and practical advice on a huge range of matters, whether legal, professional or personal.

Want to know more?

Visit the 'Membership Benefits' page to discover the breadth of services offered.

ISM Website