ISM launches survey into the impact Brexit is having on professional musicians

The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) has launched a survey into the impact on professional musicians’ work as a result of the EU referendum vote in June 2016.

ISM’s latest survey is a continuation of research into the music profession and the effects of Brexit, following on from previous surveys in October 2016 and March 2017, which generated almost 1500 responses.

The findings of ISM’s last survey found that 70% of professional performers travel overseas for work, with some musicians travelling to the EU to work more than 40 times a year.

It revealed that 19.3% of musicians had already noticed a negative impact on their work as a result of the referendum.

“Our previous surveys, conducted after the results of the EU referendum, revealed that the number one concern for musicians is the protection of freedom of movement post-Brexit,” said Deborah Annetts, Chief Executive of the ISM.

“In our latest survey, we are asking professional musicians to share their experiences of working in the European Union and whether there has been an immediate impact on their work since the UK voted to leave the EU two years ago.”

If you are a working musician, take part in ISM’s survey here, before Friday 18th May 2018.

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