How the big stars became big!

Posted on: 07 February 2020

The Beatles - the most influential band of all time


We know that being a professional musician can be very difficult, that’s why we're extremely proud to support musicians not only with their insurance needs but with their musical careers. As it’s our 60th anniversary we thought we’d take a look at how one of the most famous bands of the 60’s became big and what tips can help you in your professional journey.

Beatlemania!

As we know The Beatles are one of the most influential bands of all time, they played a huge part in the growth of 1960’s music and the recognition of rock and pop music.

What made them so big?

  • Let your fans in -  The Beatles were a tightly knit group who gave their fans an insight into each member of the band, previously other bands emphasised individuals and didn’t showcase everyone’s talents and personalities. If you’re in a group make sure to showcase everyone, show your fans who you all are. If you’re an individual musician get your personality across to your fans, engage with them with all you have.
  • Hard days and night – Some of the first gigs The Beatles performed were not as glamourous as you might think, getting your music out there and doing as many gigs as you can is really important when starting out as a professional musician.
  • Eight days a week – As you know, practice is key. The Beatles’ work schedule was jam packed with rehearsals, performances, but also spending time writing and creating new music.
  • Confidence Be confident in your performance. After putting in so much hard work, The Beatles became more and more confident about their music and themselves. This led to more people, including labels, producers, agents and their fans, becoming more confident in them and their music.
  • Don’t let rejection stop you- The Beatles were rejected by Decca Records saying ‘guitar groups were on the way out' – that didn’t stop them! Although it’s disappointing, it’s important to build your music, listen to feedback and believe in yourself as a musician.

Where do we come in?

Whether you’re a professional guitarist in a band, a touring classical violinist, DJ or Studio Producer, we don’t want anything to stop you from doing what you love. We’ll cover you if music is your livelihood.

Features of our cover:

Unlimited professional use

Whether you’re a professional or semi-pro, our musical insurance means you’re covered whenever you’re paid to play, whether that's touring the world or a weekend gig.

Optional Public Liability & Personal Accident cover

Public liability cover protects you against the cost of a claim if someone is injured or damages property while you’re using your equipment or instruments.

We offer 3 different levels of cover:

Personal accident insurance covers you if you’re injured while using your instrument or any piece of music equipment.  We provide £10,000 worth of personal accident cover with each level of public liability cover.

Optional Worldwide cover

Travelling to gigs outside the UK? For extra peace of mind when travelling choose our Worldwide Cover to be protected against loss, theft, accidental damage and more when outside of the UK.

Optional Theft from an unattended vehicle cover

Unattended vehicle cover insures your musical equipment against theft or accidental damage when in a vehicle, whether that's for a quick stop at a petrol station on your way to a gig, or an entire night. This is incredibly useful when transporting your instruments for touring and playing live.

 

We’ll cover you if music is your livelihood.

 

 

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