ISM launches How To series for musicians

The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) has announced a brand-new series called The Empowered Musician’s How To Series in collaboration with industry experts.

The resources will build on the ISM’s The Empowered Musician event with the first instalment of the series focusing on connecting with digital audiences, which has been created in collaboration with Complete Music Update (CMU).

How to… Connect with your digital audience will cover streaming, guides to music rights and sites and services to promote music, how to earn money from downloads and streams, and how to grow your fanbase online.

The rest of the series will be announced in the coming weeks, and is set to include, How to … Work with an artist manager, How to… Negotiate a contract, and How to… Play at a Festival.

Deborah Annetts, chief executive, ISM says: ‘Take control of your career with four brand new resources available from the ISM, produced in collaboration with music industry experts. The How to… series builds on the practical industry advice on offer at The Empowered Musician event, highlighting the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in your music career.’

The top tips from each resource are available for free on the ISM website, or you can join to access the guides in full, please visit

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