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 Legal Notice 


This website is operated by SOMM - Society Of Music Merchants e. V. for the EMIA - European Musical Instrument Alliance

Information according to § 5 Telemedia Act (TMG)
SOMM - Society Of Music Merchants e. V.
Hardenbergstraße 9a
10623 Berlin

Represented by
the President Joachim F. Stock

Telefone: +49 (0) 30 85 74 74 8 -0

Register entry
Entry in the Register of Associations of the Charlottenburg Local Court VR 32942 B

UST-ID-NR.: DE 25 14 71 05 6

Dispute settlement procedure
We are not willing or obliged to participate in dispute settlement proceedings before a consumer arbitration board.

Liability for contents
As a service provider, we are responsible for our own content on these pages in accordance with general legislation pursuant to Section 7 (1) of the German Telemedia Act (TMG). However, according to §§ 8 to 10 TMG, we are not obliged as a service provider to monitor transmitted or stored third-party information or to investigate circumstances that indicate illegal activity.

Obligations to remove or block the use of information in accordance with general laws remain unaffected by this. However, liability in this regard is only possible from the point in time at which a concrete infringement of the law becomes known. If we become aware of corresponding infringements, we will remove this content immediately.


Liability for links
Our offer contains links to external websites of third parties, on whose contents we have no influence. Therefore, we cannot assume any liability for these external contents. The respective provider or operator of the pages is always responsible for the content of the linked pages. The linked pages were checked for possible legal violations at the time of linking. Illegal contents were not recognisable at the time of linking.

However, permanent monitoring of the content of the linked pages is not reasonable without concrete indications of a legal violation. If we become aware of any infringements of the law, we will remove such links immediately.


The contents and works created by the site operators on these pages are subject to German copyright law. Duplication, processing, distribution, and any kind of exploitation outside the limits of copyright law require the written consent of the respective author or creator. Downloads and copies of this site are only permitted for private, non-commercial use.

Insofar as the content on this site was not created by the operator, the copyrights of third parties are respected. In particular, third-party content is marked as such. Should you nevertheless become aware of a copyright infringement, please inform us accordingly. If we become aware of any infringements, we will remove such content immediately.


Yves Tieche ytieche(at)

Photo Credit

technical committee:

- Fanny Reyre Ménard (c) by Fabrice Rault

- Joachim Stock (c) by SOMM/Markus Nass

- Daniel Knöll (c) by SOMM/Markus Nass


all other Photos (c) by SOMM/Markus Nass

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