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Blackstar ID:Core 40H Stereo Head

“Super Wide Stereo 20W+20W gigging guitar head that’s compact and lightweight.”
Blackstar’s award-winning ID:Core series has quickly become established as the one of the best-selling
entry level amps on the market.

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Blackstar new Artist Series of valve amps

Blackstar are proud to introduce the new Artist Series of valve amps.
The Artist 15 and Artist 30 set a new standard in classic tone, simplicity and flexibility.

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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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Smartphones – The Retail Revolution

With smartphones having overtaken laptops, they are now the most popular device for getting online. Here in the UK two thirds of people now own a smartphone and use it for around 2 hours every day to browse the internet, access social media and much more. 

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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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Dean Markley

DIST-X, a division of MIA Member, Blackstar Amplification, takes UK distribution of Dean Markley

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How to motivate the next generation

Our good friends at MusicInc trade magazine in the US 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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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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LTPD Collage

LTPD 2015 - Officially the Biggest Ever! See a selection of pictures from the event 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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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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Upcoming Events

NAMM 21st - 24th January 2016

MIA organises a group of UK exhibiting companies with funding through UK Trade & Investment. ... read more
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