Sustainability and our impact on the environment around us is something that everybody is more aware of. In the music industry we believe this extends beyond simply looking at our environmental sustainability, it extends to access and the sustainability of music in the communities we serve. We have developed a series of initiatives and programs working with local partners, organisations, and individuals in order to improve musical outcomes.
"We can change musical outcomes and reduce waste by reusing and recycling quality musical instruments"
What's the problem?
Musical instruments are becoming a waste stream!
For years the music industry been incredibly sustainable, producing products that could be maintained and repaired for decades.
With the advent of more electronics and cheaper production, many newer instruments are now unrepairable. When they go wrong they are being replaced rather than repaired. Selling even relatively expensive digital pianos can be difficult, they are expensive to transport and warranties are often not transferrable.
How are we changing this?
We're trying to encourage re-use and recycle where possible. We have schemes to reuse instruments for rental or donation.
We're then working to donate to local schools and organisations, improving musical outcomes with the lifechanging benefits music can have.
Our Next Sustainability Event Starts Soon
Let's Go Circular @ Grand Arcade
Grand Arcade Shopping Centre
Friday 27th October, 10-5
Our Current Sustainability Drive
We need your help.
We have started our drive to collect instruments for our Christmas giveaway. You can see progress below.
We are looking for instruments to be donated to underprivileged children in and around the city who are currently being excluded from music.
If you could share with friends and family and help us to make a difference
Do you have any of these instruments?
- Guitars (Electric, Bass, Acoustic, or Classical)
- Keyboard/Portable piano
If they're not being used and you could spare them, you could help change lives by donating to our scheme.Donation Application
See Our Current Drive Progress
We can't thank those who have already donated enough for their generosity and support. You can see the progress we have made in different categories against our goal below.
Previous Events and Activity
Let's Go Circular with Grand Arcade
Friday 27th October
We attended the second Let's Go Circular event in collaboration with Grand Arcade.
This year our aim was to raise awareness of the issues with instrument sustainability and begin our drive to recycle quality instruments.
Saturday 21st October
The theme was Repair for Everyone. Stressing the need for a universal Right to Repair and measures that make repair accessible for everyone.
Launching the Right to Repair Declaration for the UK .
Tuesday 26th September
Our friendly electrical engineer visited and repaired a batch of instruments for us, comprising some previous rental instruments, donations from clients, as well as a broken part-exchange.
98.6kg of instrument saved from landfill
Our Sustainability Goals
Reduce the waste from our activities in all forms, from packaging to fuel in our vehicles.
Highlight key information as a customer so that you can make an informed decision.
Reuse & Recycle More
Reuse existing instruments and accessories where possible.
Reuse with Rental
Our industry-leading rental schemes allow us to repair and reuse instruments that would otherwise go to waste. We maintain over 500 instruments on our rental fleet.
We still maintain around 2,000 pianos across East Anglia via our piano technicians.We part-exchange and repair digital instruments for sale or rental.
Our Achievements So Far
Saved from Landfill by Repairing Broken Instruments
Reduction in Showroom Energy Use