Incorporated Society of Musicians
II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations
Trade unions and professional associations
Inverness Mews, 4-5
London W2 3JQ
Ms Henry Vann
Public Affairs & Policy Officer
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.
Intellectual Property Directives
Music and education policy
Anything relating to Music and Musicians. This includes music education, media, licensing and intellectual property.
Any advocacy work is conducted by the Head of External Affairs or Chief Executive.
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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.
09/2013 - 08/2014
< 9,999 €
No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.
By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.