European thinking and acting is becoming increasingly important for the MI industry, too. For a long time now, the trade/retailing  of musical instruments and music equipment by German companies has not been confined to Germany. The networking of trading structures outside the internal market was completed long ago. In light of this, it becomes all the more incumbent on an industry association to identify the opportunities of a globalised market for its members, expand them accordingly, and then adapt them to the required degree. Operating – across past barriers - communicating, connecting, and facilitating are the attributes that will determine the market in future, because a European Union with common laws requires uniform, structured action. Only those who are well informed and follow standards and guidelines can have long-term success in a united Europe.

Some member companies already come from states neighbouring Germany and use SOMM’s services. For instance, we already have three members in the Benelux countries and one in the UK. We are in talks with companies in Austria and the UK which will expand the range of members to other European countries. European thought and action will be one of the themes that will preoccupy the MI industry among others going forward, because instruments are now being sold wherever markets function and flourish. Looking to the east of Europe and even the neighbouring countries of the Orient, the democratisation of isolated states is making it increasingly clear that music is also a symbol of freedom.


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