8 Questions and answers about instrument insurance
As we saw in our last newsletter the regulations of the CITES Convention also affect the music industry. Although there has been some easing in the musical instrument sector since the beginning of December 2019, some woods are still regulated.
In addition, the question may rightly be asked in the course of the discussion about sustainability:
Is it really necessary to use tropical wood on an instrument if there is a local and sustainable alternative with the same sound?
CITES is the international convention for the protection of animal and plant species and regulates, among other things, the import and export of certain materials such as wood, which are also used in instrument making.
As a consequence of the regulations, musicians may no longer be able to travel internationally with their instrument or only with certain documents (“instrument pass”).
… and need money.
Where can I find financial support for my concerts? There are numerous foundations in Switzerland that are involved in the musical field and support concerts and tours. Most of the foundations limit the number of applicants by means of specific guidelines.(more…)
The Internet is full of interesting things; for example, many scores music, even non-saleable ones! But where and how can you find them?
Digitized Music Manuscripts – General Collections (A-Z): (more…)
The Internet is full of interesting things; for example, many sheet music, even non-saleable ones! But where and how can you find them?(more…)
The Internet is full of interesting things; for example, many sheet music, even non-saleable ones! But where and how can you find them?
Search sheet music with Google?
In Google, you can search more precisely using the abbreviation site:
ForScore, PiaScore, DigitalScore…
Here come the scores on the tablet!
Apps for sheet music on the iPad or tablet in comparison
Although notes on paper are still the standard, more and more musicians use tablets like the iPad on the music stand.
Meanwhile, there are a lot of music apps that are mature enough for professional use, so that you can use them at rehearsals and concerts without hesitation. In fact, there are already so many apps that it is easy to lose track.
We have tested the most important apps for you under professional conditions.(more…)