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Incorporated Society of Musicians

Identification number in the register: 77018173918-32
Registration date: 26/07/2010 12:11:50

The information on this entity was last modified on: 30/04/2015 15:31:13
The date of the last annual update was: 30/04/2015 15:31:13
Next update due latest on: 30/04/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Incorporated Society of Musicians


Professional Association

    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations

Trade unions and professional associations

    Contact details

Inverness Mews, 4-5
London W2 3JQ


    Person with legal responsibility

Deborah Annetts

Chief Executive

    Person in charge of EU relations

Ms  Henry Vann

Public Affairs & Policy Officer

    Goals / remit

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.

  • European
  • global
  • national
  • regional/local

    Specific activities covered by the Register

Intellectual Property Directives
Travel policies
Music and education policy







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

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

25%: 1



Any advocacy work is conducted by the Head of External Affairs or Chief Executive.

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

    Fields of interest

  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Culture
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs

    Membership and affiliation

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

09/2013  -  08/2014

< 9,999 €

No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.

    Code of conduct

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