October 24th – The MIA Presents: “Music Education – the HUGE opportunity for our industry”


Further to our previous articles telling you all the details for this important industry event, let’s talk about exactly WHY we are hosting it!…

Click here to view the initial sponsors and supporters of the event, and find out how they will be contributing.

Click here to see the agenda for the day and the panel content.

Here are a few words from MIA Member, Steven Greenall, Chief Executive of Warwick Music Group:

“At a time when clarity is distinctly lacking from our politicians with the inevitable and continuing Brexit paralysis, the industry is having to take control of the agenda and forge ahead. We are inundated with reports and research outlining the failure to adequately fund a comprehensive musical education for every child across the UK.  

Despite the valiant efforts of Music Hubs, Teachers and Schools, just 8.8%* of children are making music at school.

Whereas the fight for more music education funding in schools continues (with concerted lobbying to the Department for Education from all of us involved in music education), the music industry needs to look at how it can support and grow access to music for the other 91% of children, plus the UK’s fastest growing population “the grey pound”.

In the typical business cycle, a market in turmoil also presents opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurial thinking which may well give traditional music retailers a local advantage over the global retailer behemoths.

The interest in music amongst consumers, young and old, has never been stronger – now the music industry needs to find new ways to connect to its audience and take advantage of its biggest opportunity yet!

This is why we are hosting this industry gathering. So, come along, hear from inspirational speakers and take away real, practical examples to help any of us wanting to get more involved (or wanting to start) in music education!”

(*Based on 711,241 Pupils In Receipt of Whole Class Ensemble Tuition out of the total School Population of 8,042,026 as reported in the MEH Data 1617 here)

“Music Education – the HUGE opportunity for our Industry” will be held on Thursday 24th October 2019 at the Victory Services Club, Seymour St, London, W2 2HF – a 2 minute walk from Marble Arch Tube Station.

We anticipate that this event will be highly attended, so please book now to avoid missing out on a vital gathering designed to support your business, and inspire you with new ideas to help you create new partnerships and revenue streams for your company.

Tickets including lunch buffet and evening meal are just £49 + VAT for members, and £99 + VAT for non-members. Email clare@mia.org.uk to reserve your place today.

Plus, we have secured a number of hotel rooms at the venue at excellent prices, let us know as soon as possible if you would like one:

£123.75 for single occupancy

£168.50 for double occupancy

Contact clare@mia.org.uk