MIA Gala Dinner 2017: The final shortlists are announced!


The judging panels for the MIA Gala Dinner Awards 2017 met this week to review all the entries into the various categories and to decide on the eventual Finalists. The two main areas are:

  1. The People of the Moment Awards (sponsored by Musicguard)
  2. The Trusted Music Store Product of the Year Awards (sponsored by V12 Retail Finance)

The panels were made up of retailers from across the UK, plus the product experts of the UK’s major music magazines and a number of other key industry figures.

Many congratulations to all of the people and companies shortlisted!

Don’t forget that those who have made the shortlist for the People of the Moment Awards are entitled to a special rate ticket of £99 + VAT

There is only a week to go until the early bird ticket prices end – don’t miss out!

See you all on the 2nd November at Shoreditch Town Hall! (You will find the link for all the details you need at the bottom of this article)

So without further ado… Drum roll please…

People of the Moment Awards

Ade Emsley – Orange Amplifiers

Adele Scrivener – Millers Music

Andrew Chart – Andertons Music Co

Christopher Boys – Allegro Music

David Marshall – Music for All

Garry Chapman – PMT

Keith Keough – British Drum Co.

Kris Biddiss – Andertons Music Co

Mary Spender- Shure Distribution UK

Sheila Synnott- Source Distribution

Simon Pollard – Millers Music

Simon Turnbull – D’Addario UK Ltd

Trev Wilkinson – JHS & Co. Ltd.

Trusted Music Store Product Awards


Barnes & Mullins Ltd – Thomastik Infeld AlphaYue Student Strings

D’Addario UK Ltd – D’Addario Ascente Violin Set

Stentor Music Co Ltd – Stentor Verona Violin

Yamaha Music Europe GmBH (UK) – YSV104

Brass / Woodwind 

Barnes & Mullins Ltd – Yanagisawa T-W-O-1

D’Addario UK Ltd – D’Addario Jazz Mouthpiece

Denis Wick Products Ltd- Denis Wick Ultra 5C gold mouthpiece for trumpet

JHS & Co. Ltd – P. Mauriat ALBV200GL Le Bravo 200 Alto Sax

JHS & Co. Ltd – P. Mauriat PMT71-S 71 Bb Trumpet

Roland UK – AE-10 Aerophone Digital Wind Instrument

Yamaha Music Europe – Yamaha Venova

Guitar – Acoustic

DCM Musical Distribution Ltd. – Rick Cox

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation – Gretsch G9531 Style 3 Double-0 Grand Concert Acoustic Guitar Appalachia Cloudburst

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation – Fender Paramount PM-3 Deluxe

JHS & Co Ltd – Vintage Gordon Giltrap D-Day Mandolin

JHS & Co Ltd – Vintage Roger Williams

JHS & Co. Ltd. – The Cavern Club Wall Ukulele outfit CVUK1

JHS & Co. Ltd. – Vintage Paul Brett Signature Statesboro 12 string V5000SB-12VE5000SB-12

JHS & Co. Ltd. – Vintage Paul Brett Signature Viator 12VTR800PB-12

KORG UK Ltd. – Takamine GD11M-CE Cutaway Dreadnought

Sound Technology Ltd – Larrivee 02 Series (2017)

Sound Technology Ltd – Larrivee OM-03Z Zebrano

Stentor Music Co Ltd – Ozark A-Model Mandolele 2260WN

Stentor Music Co Ltd – Valencia Classical Guitar 200 Series

Taylor Guitars- New 2016 range of 12-String Acoustic Guitars

Westside Distribution – CF Martin D-28 (Reimagined)

Westside Distribution – CF Martin Ed Sheeran Signature Edition

Yamaha Music GmbH (UK) – Yamaha TransAcoustic Guitar

Guitar – Bass

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation – American Professional Jazz Bass

Headstock Distribution – Ibanez SRH500 Bass Workshop

Headstock Distribution  – Ibanez Sr300e

Headstock Distribution  – Ibanez SRSC805

JHS & Co. Ltd. – Bohemian Moonshine Oil Can Bass

JHS. & Co. Ltd Italia Marenello Cavo Bass

Roland UK – BOSS BC-1X Bass Compressor

Synergy Distribution – Sandberg Forty Eight Bass Guitar

Westside Distribution – Dunlop GZR95 Geezer Butler Cry Baby Bass Wah

Westside Distribution – MXR M287 Sub Octave Bass Fuzz

Guitar – Electric/ Accessories

Barnes & Mullins Ltd – Shergold Masquerader SM01 Dirty Blonde

Chapman Guitars – Chapman Guitars ML1 Pro Traditional

Chapman Guitars – Chapman Guitars ML2 Pro Modern

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation – Charvel Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 2-7 HH HT Ash Charcoal Gray

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation – Gretsch G6659TG Players Edition Broadkaster JR Cadillac Green.

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation – Jackson Pro Series Signature Misha Mansoor Juggernaut HT6 Satin Gun Metal Gray

Fender Musical Instuments Corporation- American Professional Stratocaster

Headstock Distribution – Ibanez RG1070PBZ

Headstock Distribution – Ibanez RGAIX6U-ABS

JHS & Co. Ltd – Fret-King Fluence Corona Electric Guitar

JHS & Co. Ltd – Supro Hampton triple pickup guitar

PRS Guitars Europe – PRS S2 Standard 24 Satin McCarty Tobacco Sunburst

PRS Guitars Europe – PRS SE Custom 24 Exotics

Sound Technology Ltd – DigiTech FreqOut

The North American Guitar – B&G Guitars Little Sister Crossroads Electric Guitar

Westside Distribution – Elixir Electric Nickel Plated Steel Strings with OPTIWEB Coating

Westside Distribution – MXR M292 Carbon Copy Deluxe Delay

Yamaha Music GmbH (UK) – LINE6 HELIXLT

Amplifier – Guitar and Bass

Ashdown Engineering – Rootmaster C115-500-EVO

Barnes & Mullins Ltd – Aguilar AG700

Barnes & Mullins Ltd – Peavey Minimega Bass Head

Blackstar Amplification Ltd – Fly-3 Bass

Blackstar Amplification Ltd – IDCore 100

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation – EVH 5150III LBXII Head

Headstock Distribution – Laney A-FRESCO Acoustic Amplifier

Headstock Distribution – Laney LA100BL Anniversary Limited Edition

Headstock Distribution – Nexus-Sls

JHS & Co. Ltd – Supro 1695T Black Magick Combo

KORG UK Ltd – VOX MV50 Series

Orange Amplifiers – Orange 4-Stroke-300

Orange Amplifiers – Orange Crush Bass 25

Orange Amplifiers – Orange Rocker 32

Roland UK – BOSS Acoustic Singer Amplifier Series

Roland UK – BOSS Katana Series Guitar Amplifier

Victory Amplification – Victory V130 The Super Countess

Westside Distribution – Mesa Boogie Rosette 300TwoEight

Westside Distribution – Mesa Boogie Subway D-800

Keyboard / Synth

Focusrite – Novation Circuit Mono Station

Focusrite – Novation Peak

KORG UK Ltd – KORG MONOLOGUE Analogue Synthesizer

Sound Technology Ltd – ROLI Seaboard Block

Sound Technology Ltd – Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator PO-32

Source Distribution – Arturia DrumBrute

Source Distribution – Arturia MatrixBrute

Yamaha Music Europe GmbH (UK) – Yamaha MONTAGE – Music Synthesizer

Live Performance

JHS & Co. Ltd – Fishman SA330x Performance Audio System

Source Distribution – PreSonus StudioLive Series III Digital Consoles

Shure Distribution UK – Shure GLXD Advanced

Sound Technology Ltd – Soundcraft Ui24R

Music Production

Aston Microphones Ltd – Aston Starlight

Focusrite – Focusrite Red 8Pre

KORG UK Ltd – KORG Gadget for MAC

Omnisonic International Ltd – Sontronics Mercury

SCV Distribution – Focal Professional – Shape Studio Monitors

Sound Technology Ltd – AKG K872

Sound Technology Ltd – Apogee Element

Source Distribution – Arturia MiniLab Mk II

Source Distribution – Genelec 8340

Source Distribution – PreSonus Faderport 8


ATV UK – aFrame

British Drum Co. – British Drum Co. ‘Lounge Series’ Kit

British Drum Co. – Bluebird 14×6 Chrome over Brass Snare drum

D’Addario UK Ltd – Promark FireGrain Drumstick

Headstock Distribution – K Custom Special Dry Cymbals

Headstock Distribution – Tama Superstar Hyperdrive Duo Kit

KORG UK Ltd – Paiste 900 Series

Roland UK – TD-50KV with KD-A22

Westside Distribution – Sabian Artisan Elite range

Yamaha Music Europe GmbH (UK) – Yamaha Rydeen Drum Kit

Piano – Acoustic/ Digital/ Home Keyboard

KORG UK Ltd – KORG G1 Air Digital Piano

KORG UK Ltd – KORG Pa4X Professional Arranger

Roland UK – Kiyola KF-10 Digital Piano

Yamaha Music Europe GmbH (UK) – DGB1K Disklavier Enspire

Yamaha Music Europe GmbH (UK) – CLP-685 Clavinova

If you would like to order a Finalist logo for your product to promote your achievement, please email alice@mia.org.uk

For all the details on the MIA Gala Dinner, please visit http://www.miagaladinner.co.uk/