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Profile of registrant

Incorporated Society of Musicians

Identification number in the register: 77018173918-32
Registration date: 26/07/10 12:11:50

The information on this organisation was last modified on 14/07/14 13:03:48
The date of the last annual update was 14/07/14 13:03:48

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Incorporated Society of Musicians
Acronym: ISM
Legal status: Professional Association
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Deborah Annetts
Position: Chief Executive

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Ms  Henry Vann
Position: Public Affairs & Policy Officer

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 4-5 Inverness Mews 
London W2 3JQ
Telephone number: (+44) 020 7221 3499
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) is the professional body for music and musicians.

We are independent of government and not financially dependent on any third party; our mission is to champion the art of music and support the music professional.

Founded in 1882, we have 6,500 members who come from all branches of the profession: soloists, orchestral and ensemble performers, composers, teachers, academics and students. Our corporate membership of over 100 organisations includes the Association of British Orchestras (ABO), Classic FM, ABRSM, the International Artists Managers Association (IAMA), the Music Industries Association (MIA), all the UK conservatoires, several universities and our specialist music schools.

The ISM is a member of the British Copyright Council, Educational Recordings Agency, Creative Coalition Campaign, Creators Rights Alliance, Council for Subject Associations (CfSA) and provides secretariat support to the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Music Education. We are a member of the Music Education Council (MEC).

Our internationally recognised Distinguished Musician Award, first awarded in 1976, has been received by Sir William Walton OM, Jacqueline du Pre OBE, Sir Michael Tippett OM CH CBE, Sir Colin Davis CBE, Sir Charles Mackerras AC CH CBE and Pierre Boulez. Sir Adrian Boult, Sir Thomas Beecham, Sir Malcolm Sargent, The Lord Menuhin OM KBE (Yehudi Menuhin), Sir David Willcocks and Dame Gillian Weir are all past presidents of the Incorporated Society of Musicians.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • sub-national
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 2
Complementary information: Any advocacy work is conducted by the Public Affairs & Policy Officer or Chief Executive.

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Anything relating to Music and Musicians. This includes music education, media, licensing and intellectual property.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Culture
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

ISM Chief Executive is Chair of the Educational Recording Agency (ERA) and a member of the Worshipful Company of Musicians. We are also connected to numerous music organisations within the UK.

Financial data

Financial year: 09/2012 - 08/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.