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"There is no Music Industry"

Our good friend Brian Majeski, Editor of Music Trades magazine in the USA recently wrote this thought-provoking article which we should all read!

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Cambridge Drum Open Day

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British Brass in The Times!

The MIA was approached by The Times newspaper recently to collaborate on an article about the excellence of brass instruments made in the UK.

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Pump Up the Volume

Music in Schools article in Teach Primary magazine

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Music Learning Revolution

Music Learning Revolution event - Manchester - 18th October 2016 - Opportunity for the industry

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MI and Music Festivals

As an industry, we have occasionally exhibited at music festivals and there are a select few brands that have experimented with various formats.

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MIA guitar story in the news!

MIA guitar story in the news!

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To find a Music Teacher

Find a range of websites that provide details of music teachers throughout the uk. Please check with the individual providers regarding the vetting of the teachers (eg CRB checks).

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Croner National Living Wage

The National Living Wage – Croner report full details here

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2016 Music Learning Revolution Conference

Following the success of the inaugural event last year, our friends at Musical Futures are running another event this year in October. 

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MIA Awards 2015 Video

We often get people asking what goes on at the MIA Awards that is also the annual fundraiser for the Music for All charity.

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Employment law Q & A’s

Our good friends at Croner have just sent us this useful update on Employment Law matters in a simple Q & A format. 

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MIA Music Awards 2015 Winners

2015 MIA Awards – Congratulations to all the winners!

The MIA Music Awards for Excellence took place last night at the Hilton London Metropole.

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Croner - Consumer Rights Act 2015

On 1st October 2015 the new Consumer Rights Act 2015 (“referred to in this factsheet as “the Act”) changed the law relating to contracts made between traders and consumers...

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How to motivate the next generation

Our good friends at MusicInc trade magazine in the US www.musicincmag.com have kindly let us reprint the excellent article written by C J Averwater of Amro Music about ‘How to Motivate Millennials’.

He gives a great insight into the generation born between the early 1980’s and the early 2000’s and their mind-set in relation to work and employment. Fascinating stuff.

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Croner Employment Law Q & A's

As you know, Croner provide FREE Business helpline for all MIA members for all your VAT, tax, PAYE, Employment Law, Health and Safety and Commercial Legal requirements. The following information has all been kindly supplied by Croner for you:

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MIA update on Campaigns for Music

We are writing with important updates on the various campaigns we are involved with to support music, both in schools and in other areas, such as protecting live music venues:

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TMS

How some Trusted Music Stores have used the badge

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Trusted Music Store - Next Steps!

We are delighted with the number of MIA members who have signed up for the Scheme (nearly all of you!) and we really want every member to be part of it!

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Just What Does the MIA Actually Do?

We are delighted to launch this new (short) video highlighting just some of the activities of the MIA, your industry trade body, see it here.

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Government supporting Music Education

Great news the Government has committed to supporting music education hubs with an extra £18m!

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Making Music In the UK 2014

Great news we have New Research we commissioned to update the 2005 data.

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National Music Plan

MIA welcomes Government’s continuing commitment to music education.

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Choosing a Quality Musical Instrument

Click here to read our 'Guide to Buying Quality Musical Instruments' PDF. Helpful advice for the musical student.

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MIA paper on the importance of music education

Click here to read our PDF guide.

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