Music is your passion, and your gear is among your most prized possessions. That’s why buying musician’s insurance may be well worth the investment. Read the post.
Sasha Brown of Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds had set an appointment to get music instrument insurance. Two days before the call, $11K worth of instruments were stolen out of the band’s van. Talk about bad timing. We talk about the break-in, theft, and almost having music instrument insurance in time. Read more.
I learned my lesson back in the ’90s. We were playing the East Coast for the first time. We had all our equipment in a trailer. We went to D.C. for one hour of sightseeing one afternoon, and when we got back, the van was gone. We had no insurance. Of course after that, somebody’s father said, “You idiots, why didn’t you have insurance? What’s more important than securing the tools of your trade?” Read More.
GearTrack’s intrepid gigging deputy gives advice on how to help the police track down your precious stolen music gear. In “Tips from a cop to help prevent music instrument theft,” deputy sheriff Jerry Cress gives advice about how preparation and prevention is the first defense against theft. In this post, he focuses on what to do to recover your stolen music gear. Read more.
A gigging musician – who happens to be a deputy sheriff – gives advice on what you need to do to prevent music instrument theft, including: most thieves are, generally speaking, lazy. They go for the easiest prey. A locked door will make most amateur thieves move on to easier targets, and in my experience, there are actually very few professionals. Most are what we call “snatch-and-go”. Read more.
Recovering a stolen musical instrument takes persistence, and there’s a right way to cover all your bases and increase the chances of getting your instrument back. Here are seven tips to help you deal with the worst case scenario: how to recover your stolen musical instrument if you discover it’s been stolen. Follow this advice, and stay safe out there. Read more.