ISM annoucnes new event: “The Empowered Musician” – could you get involved?


The ISM has announced a brand new event titled The Empowered Musician, a day of discussion and discovery, with innovative musicians and leading music industry experts sharing their experiences, crucial insider knowledge and essential tips for success. It will take place on Thursday 4 October 2018 at Milton Court in London.

The MIA is an official partner of this wonderful event and fully supports it’s aims to bring musicians at all stages of their careers up to speed with the latest developments, challenges and opportunities.

The ISM would be delighted to have instrument retailers and manufacturers on board as supporters of The Empowered Musician event, so there’s an opportunity for you to team up with this important initiative, which is aimed at your customers. If you’re interested, please contact Rebeca Gleave at

 Speakers lined up for the event include Darren Henley (Arts Council England), David Jones (Serious), Becky Farrell (IMG Artists UK), Chris Carey (previously EMI and Universal Music), Rachel Jepson (Counselling for Musicians), Eleanor Wilson (NMC recordings), SK Shlomo (Beatboxer, Looper, Producer) and Amy Collins (Your Army) and Suzi Beese (Commercial Director, Music Glue

Deborah Annetts, Chief Executive of the Incorporated Society of Musicians said:

‘Today’s music industry and the advancements in technology, the growth of the digital space and the complexities of contracts, copyright and royalties amongst other vital components brings unique opportunities and challenges for the music profession like never before.

We invite all performers and composers working in every genre to join us on 4 October for inspiring, empowering and dynamic discussions about what it means to be a musician in 2018 and beyond: digital futures and streaming platforms, essential legal and business skills, how to make your music projects a reality, and how to stay well throughout your career.’

This event will bring together hundreds of musicians and leading practitioners from across the industry and will include live music fromFitkinwall, Beatbox Collective and Riot Jazz. You will have the opportunity to network over refreshments, lunch and post-event cocktails, all of which are included in the ticket price.

Find out more and book tickets here: