Sarah Osborn is Head of Services and Operations at the Incorporated Society of Musicians, the UK’s professional body for musicians. Prior to the ISM, Sarah has spent most of her career in music publishing, first at Schott Music and Faber Music (working on a range composers such as Gavin Bryars, Thomas Adès, George Benjamin, Richard Ayres and Gerald Barry) before moving onto the Music Publishers Association (MPA) as General Manager and later Chief Executive.
As Chief Executive of the MPA, Sarah saw the organisation and industry through significant change, including the restructuring of MCPS, the establishment of PMLL (Printed Music Licensing LTD) and the introduction of the first licence to permit photocopying of sheet music in schools, and the implementation of the Hargreaves Review into UK copyright law.
Before joining the ISM, Sarah has consultancy and project management services to the music industry. In addition to the Resonate project for the Association of British Orchestras and PRS Foundation, her clients have included Boosey & Hawkes, Audio Network and composers Laurence Crane and Richard Beaudoin.
At the ISM, Sarah is responsible for developing services, resources and programmes to support musicians and strategising the vital work of the ISM Trust and ISM Members Fund.