Instrument theft - How to protect yourself!
A GDM initiative: www.instrumentenklau.de
11/2/19 | 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM time
Speaker: Christian Bach, Miyazawa Flutes Europe GmbH, GDM presidium member
In recent years the theft of musical instruments has increased to such an extent that the Gesamtverband Deutscher Musikfachgeschäfte (GDM) felt compelled to establish a database listing stolen or lost musical instruments. The GDM therefore appeals to all instrument owners and active musicians to register their valuable instruments on instrumentenklau.de. When checking in the database, music shops can immediately see whether the offered musical instrument has been stolen or really belongs to the offerer. Christian Bach formulated the motto of the campaign: "Hands off - I'm registered! The GDM presidium member explained that the registration can be done in just two steps in a few minutes. "You create a user account and confirm the registration to the GDM. Then an instrument can be registered or a theft can be reported." He will demonstrate here how easy the database works.