"Music should be a birth right for all children"
- J.L. Webber, British cellist, conductor and founder of Sistema England
The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) is the UK's professional body for musicians.
The ISM was set up in 1882 to promote the importance of music and protect the rights of those working within music. It is an independent, not-for-profit membership organisation with 7,500 individual musicians in its membership. ISM actively lobbies Government on behalf of its members to create a united voice for music. They have conducted several campaigns, including a recent one to protect music education.