**The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) is the UK's professional body for musicians and a subject association for music.
Since 1882, the ISM has been dedicated to promoting the importance of music and protecting the rights of those working in the music profession. They support over 10,000 members across the UK and Ireland with unrivalled legal advice and representation, comprehensive insurance and specialist services**
**ISM members come from all areas of the music profession and from a wide variety of genres and musical backgrounds. As well as working musicians, ISM membership also includes part-time and full-time music students, and retired musicians.
The ISM campaigns tirelessly in support of musicians rights, music education and the profession as a whole. They are a financially independent not-for-profit organisation with no political affiliation. This independence allows them the freedom to campaign on any issue affecting musicians.**