The Trade Body for the UK Musical Instrument Industry

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2016 Award Winners!

We had an amazing night last night at the all-new MIA Gala Dinner in London!

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Exclusivity for sanremojunior National Selection

The Sanremo’s international singing competition sanremojunior, is open to singers aged between 6 and 15 years and has the Official Patronage of the City of Sanremo.

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What is the minimum time you should give staff between shifts?

Where a shift is more than 6 hours, the minimum break time should be 20 minutes.

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The impact of leaving the EU on the UK's creative industries

 

The MIA are members of the Creative Industries Federation (CIF), a trade body that brings the full breadth of the creative sector together in the UK.

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Musikmesse Frankfurt 2017 details announced

Our friends at Musikmesse have announced more information about the 2017 show with details on B2B facilities in all halls and the different halls being used next year for the various instrument categories.

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Amazon and eBay – friend or foe?

The reaction to Amazon’s foray into the m.i. business
reminds us of an old Woody Allen routine.

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Playtime is over: EU court rules hyperlinks infringe copyright

An important update from our IP legal specialist partners, Briffa

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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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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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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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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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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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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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