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Storage Glasgow Saved Our Orchestra

This guest post was written by Peter Alexander, the curator and conductor of the Royal Glasgow Orchestra.  It tells the story of what happened when flooding affected large parts of the city where the orchestra is based.  This flooding caused severe damage to the building in which the practice and store their instruments, including large pieces of kit like drums, tubas, large stringed instruments and even their much adorned grand piano.  In order to save all of these precious bits of kit, some quick thinking was needed, and luckily a solution was found in the form of storage Glasgow in the city itself.  This is their story.

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How Storage Glasgow Saved the Day

So there we all are, myself and a few key members of the orchestra, standing in a inch deep puddle of water the stretched all across the floor of the concert hall.  Torrential winter rain had ruptured the roof and guttering system, and what looked like a full night of rain had made its way into the building and now lay resting on the floor. The day was already off to a great start.  We set about moving everything up and onto the stage, and towelled everything off so that it wasn’t dripping wet.  The biggest cause for concern was the grand piano, just purchased last year, and of considerable value.  It was on casters so the piano itself was out the water, but it was still deeply worrying.  It became clear that we would have to get all the instruments out of here, fast.  So we started looking at what options there were for storage Glasgow had to offer.

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Straight To It

Surprisingly we found a storage facility near by with large enough storage to cater to our needs.  We were able to take out a very flexible storage arrangement, since we weren’t sure when the concert hall would be back in business.  Once this was sorted it was time to call our moving specialists that we have moved in the past.  Moving a grand piano is not an easy task, and should not be approached lightly.  We use a old school company that know exactly what they are doing, and watching them move any large object is like watching ballet. 

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Arriving at the Storage Place

Even although we had the expert help of the moving company, a few of us still went along to help out where we could, and to generally oversee the moving process.  We didn’t want any of our precious instruments being damaged or stored incorrectly.  The people at the storage centre were also very helpful, and they were able to provide us with a solution that meant we only paid weekly for our storage needs.  We weren’t sure exactly how long we would need to keep everything there, or if we would be moving it any time soon.  The great thing about it was the fact that we have 24 hour access to everything as and when we need it.  The storage centre was also clean and tidy, so we knew our things were safe.

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Buying Records Online

There are hundreds of sites out there that facilitate the buying and selling of records and other physical music formats, so choosing which service to use can be tough.

First of all, you must always compare the sites and price their packages to decide what site will work best for you. Another important point to note is that different websites offer different levels of services. Some of them may allow you to pay by credit card or through PayPal. Others may charge you by check or wire transfer. Decide which payment option works best for you and then shop around.

You must also consider if the music site is secure and reputable. Read reviews and check for customer support. Ask for information about any complaints filed with the Better Business Bureau about their service.

Find out how many years of experience they have in the music industry. Find out if they offer CD’s to import or if they only sell and distribute music. Some companies will buy their music from other sites. If they do, you may want to move on to another site.

Make sure that the music service they offer is user friendly. Some sites require you to subscribe to their services and others might ask you to pay monthly or annual fees. You may get a good deal by considering how much they will charge for something they offer.

You can browse the internet by going to a search engine. Type in what you are looking for into the search box and the website will bring up results. Many of these sites will charge a small fee to access the content. This fee can be used to pay for additional content on the website. Find out if the website offers anything free.

Find out what kind of music they offer and what sort of packages they offer. Check out all of the music that they have available for sale and see if there is a way to print off a copy of the tracks you want. There are websites that let you print tracks on CDs and put them on your computer. Choose the site that best fits your needs.

It is easier than ever to buy and download music from the internet. Just be careful in choosing the right music website to purchase your music from.

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