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(Don’t) drop that bass! A music insurance customer testimonial
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Photo of Ross McCrosson from Bahookie

It’s not every day that we get to deal with bona fide rockstars – but it does happen. Ross McCrosson plays bass in Bahookie, a one of a kind punk-ceilidh crossover band that tour the world over, bringing their unique fusion of both traditional and wildly modern music to crowds as diverse as Dubai, Florence, Oman and Norway. One of … More

Learning music ‘makes kids better listeners’

Parents may find the results of the latest musical study spur them into investing in instrument insurance for their children. According to research carried out by professor Nina Kraus of Northwestern University in Illinois, playing an instrument can help to boost a kid's mental ability. "Based on what we already know about the ways that music helps shape the brain, … More

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Tips on buying unique guitars

Individuals looking to invest in a classic guitar may be interested in some advice that has been offered on where to find such an instrument. Responding to a reader's query, the Daily Telegraph's Chris Mandle advised buyers to head to Denmark Street in London, which he observed is "renowned" for its stores specialising in this area. He explained the road, … More

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Barry Manilow donates piano to school
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Singer Barry Manilow has donated a brand new Yamaha piano to help a school instrument drive in the US. The performer leant his support to Jefferson County Public Schools in Louisville, Kentucky, the Washington Post reports. Musical insurance may be needed by the education establishment in order to cover the instrument against any damage or theft. Speaking about the donation, … More

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Music fan lives among 600 rare instruments
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A music lover from India may be wise to invest in instrument insurance after opening a private museum in the state of Rajasthan. The rare collection features more than 600 traditional pieces and has been unveiled by Abdul Aziz, who has dedicated his life to amassing the instruments, the BBC reports. Among the items are pieces dating back to the … More

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Avril Lavigne donates instruments to sick children
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A children's hospital in California may need to invest in musical insurance after a famous performer donated instruments. Back in April, singer Avril Lavigne visited Mattel Children's Hospital at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to meet with some of its patients, Contact Music reports. The pop star toured the wards and spoke with ill youngsters before putting on … More

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RTE Concert Orchestra invites musicians to enter TV contest
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A new contest has been launched to find three members of the public who are talented enough to take part in a new musical Irish TV series. The winning three musicians will become students of the Concert Orchestra and be taught to perfect an instrument over the course of a number of months, the Irish Film and Television Network reports. … More

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Tom Petty announces reward for return of stolen guitars

Rock band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers has announced a reward for the return of guitars which were stolen last week. The group is willing to pay $7,500 (£4,800) if they are reunited with their instruments and do not have to make a claim on their musical insurance. Among the guitars taken from the band's LA studio were a 1967 … More

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James Joyce’s guitar to be played again after restoration

James Joyce is one of Ireland's most famous and celebrated 20th century writers, but many of his readers are likely to be unaware that he could also play the guitar. According to the Irish Times, he used to play and sing with his friends Ottocaro Weiss and Paul Ruggiero during his time in Switzerland and eventually gifted his instrument to … More

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