How to Motivate Your Kids to Practise Music

Learning an instrument is a fantastic skill that your child could carry with them throughout their life. But motivating your child to practise their musical instrument can be difficult at the best of times! Here are a few ways to encourage them to practise. You never know, they might become the next Mozart! Make practising […]


How Many People in Our Pre-Lockdown Music Festival Survey Thought Glastonbury Would Be Postponed in 2020?

Scenes like this one from Glastonbury Festival in pre-lockdown times may seem like a distant memory to us now, with so many unexpected changes having taken place in recent months since COVID-19’s arrival.  We asked almost 1,500 people in our independent music festival survey*, carried out just days before lockdown, whether they had serious concerns […]


Our Top Music Acts to Watch in 2020

There are so many new musical adventures to be had at the moment! Whatever genre you’re into, it’s becoming so much easier to discover new, exciting talent and stunning tracks. As it’s the start of a new year (and, dare we say it, decade), we’re looking ahead to what’s upcoming, and can reveal our top […]


Top Songs of the Decade

At The Insurance Emporium, we can hardly believe we’re at the end of another year, let alone another decade! The past 10 years have been full of magical adventures. But what’s an adventure without a great soundtrack? Fortunately, the 2010s have given us some fantastic tunes, so much so that it’s been a real challenge […]


AUDITIONING FOR AN ORCHESTRA? HERE’S 7 TIPS TO SUCCEED!

There are so many great reasons to play as part of an orchestra! Aside from helping you out with your musical career, it’s a way to make friends, feel part of a community, increase confidence in your playing, as well as having fun! However, no matter how capable a player you might be, auditioning for […]


UNSUNG HEROES: WHY THE BASSIST IS THE MOST IMPORTANT MEMBER OF THE BAND!

Are you the bassist in a band? Fed up with getting very little of the recognition lapped up by your fellow band members? The bass guitarist can often be overlooked in favour of more showy lead guitarists and vocalists. But don’t worry! We’ve got your back with our top six reasons why the bassist is […]


GUITARS OF THE STARS!

The guitar is the cornerstone of rock music and at the heart of the rock and roll experience. The mighty axe is about as iconic as the musicians who wield them. At The Insurance Emporium, we love rocking along to legendary riffs, licks and guitar solos. That’s why we’ve put together our list of some […]


WHICH BAND MEMBER ARE YOU? (QUIZ)

Starting with The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, rock bands dominated the music industry from the 60s, all the way through to the 21st Century! Even today, some of the classics are still going strong, while modern bands are carrying the torch. But with each role in the group comes a distinct personality. Which begs […]


7 HEALTH BENEFITS OF MUSIC

Music can be a great means of escape from the day-to-day annoyances of life, or it can also be a good excuse for getting up and dancing! But do you know just how beneficial music can be for your health. Here at The Insurance Emporium, we’ve been doing some research into this question, and can […]


OUR TOP PICKS FOR THE BBC PROMS 2019!

The BBC Proms are arguably classical music’s biggest event of the year! The eight-week-long series totalling 75 concerts will this year take place between the 19th of July and the 14th of September, and there’s a lot to look forward to! With so much going on, finding the perfect event in the Proms season can […]