Music Gear News
US discussing 'passports' for musical instruments
Delegates attending a global biodiversity conference in Bangkok, Thailand are debating the proposals, which it hopes will streamline international customs checks for travellers that legally contain endangered wildlife products such as exotic hardwoods, ivory or tortoise shells.
According to Associated Press, the goal of the new measures is not to make the lives of musicians harder, but to do away with import and export permits and to ensure legal instruments are not confiscated.
US Fish and Wildlife Service director Dan Ashe, explained that travellers would be able to carry a "musical instrument passport" valid for three years.
Mr Ashe added that violin bows are a major concern for travellers, as some are worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, which makes the confiscation of them a serious issue for violinists.
"What we want to do is make sure people can comply with the law, and do so easily. So we came up with this idea of the musical instrument passport that would allow people to have one document to move through multiple countries."
Posted by LB.Posted on 13 Mar 2013 08:10 to category : Instruments News
Related Music News
With an impressive number of capabilities under its belt, Quantum maximises your audio's potential and brings you premium grade quality in a heartbeat
Need to sort out your audio inconsistencies? iZotope launch an update across three of of their pieces audio editing software: Elements, Regular and Advanced.
A synth that boasts a range of interesting parameters, Novation's Peak brings next-level user operation to the fold, promising an immersive creative experience.
The next design from tech titans Novation, the Circuit Mono Station looks to follow on from Bass Station II, picking up where its older brother left off.
Building on previous sucssesses, QSC's K.2 range pave the way forward within the realm of speaker technology, throwing several innovative features into the mix
Setting a new standard for audio interfaces, the Goliath HD offers a range of exciting new features that enhance and refine your audio for optimum results
Recent Music News
Through a collaboration with Martin, Sheeran's latest signature model features artwork from his latest album '÷' and has been built to his exact specifications.
Designed in collaboration with celebrated musician Devin Townsend, Mooer's Ocean Machine blends gorgeous, transient tones with powerful expression and depth.
JHS Pedals give us the lowdown on their latest pedal launches and re-releases from NAMM 2017, with products Shipping to European dealers on April 24th.
Introducing a sleek aesthetic to an established favourite, Arturia's Step Range offer an extensive selection of creative options to the discerning musician.
News has emerged from Superbooth that Behringer will be introducing their brand new Deep Mind 6, a smaller more condensed version of its big brother DeepMind 12
Utilizing innovative features designed to complement the modern piano player, Yamaha's MX88 Synth offers a re purposed design and flawless functionality.