What Protections Does Music Insurance Come With?
While the exact coverages included in music insurance policies can vary, a couple of coverages are often available through these policies:
Artists and bands that regularly travel probably also need commercial auto insurance if they own a van or bus. Commercial auto coverage is available through some music policies. An insurance agent who specializes in music policies can help find one that has commercial auto.
Does Homeowners Insurance Extend Protection to Musicians and Instruments?
Homeowners insurance normally provides personal liability coverage for the homeowner and personal property coverage for their belongings. Whether these protections extend when a homeowner is playing as a musician usually depends on whether the performance is a paid gig.
Musicians who play unpaid gigs sometimes do have coverage through their homeowners policy. Whether coverage applies depends on the specifics of the policy and situation, but some liability and personal property protection may be in effect.
Musicians who are paid for their gigs typically don’t have coverage through their homeowners policy. The transaction of money normally makes playing a business endeavor, and homeowners policies generally aren’t designed to insure businesses.
What Does “Worldwide Coverage” Mean in a Musician Policy?
Some musician policies have “worldwide coverage” within their property coverage’s terms. When included, this normally means that the covered property is protected almost anywhere in the world (war zones and select other areas are often excluded). Having worldwide coverage may be especially important when insuring an instrument that travels to many performance locations.
If worldwide coverage is needed or desired, an insurance agent who’s familiar with these policies can check for one that includes the extended protection.