MIAnews weekly round-up: here’s what you need to know!


Here are some of the key industry news stories that we’ve brought you this week, in case you missed them…

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Here’s this week’s key stories:

10 tips for successful remote working for you, your team and your business

No matter what the shape and size of your business, the chances are that you now have at least part of your workforce working from home, having suddenly been required to do so. While some companies may already be used to operating outside of their regular workplaces, we think that most people would agree that remote working presents a range of new challenges. In this article, MIA Director and Strategic Partnerships Director of Hal Leonard Europe, Tom Farncombe, gives us some top tips for successful home working.

Supporting furloughed staff

We are aware that many MI companies have been forced to furlough staff during the virus crisis. Supporting your furloughed staff during this difficult time ideally important. Here are some tips.

A message from the Government to everyone working in retail

The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, The Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP, has published a letter to thank all those who are working in retail during the coronavirus pandemic

Reverb provides 5 tips for maximising sales online

As the COVID-19 situation evolves, MIA Member and music gear marketplace Reverb indicates that consumers are continuing to buy musical instruments online as people turn to music for stress relief, personal development, and entertainment. Many shops use Reverb, and the article includes five best practices for retailers to optimise online sales during this unprecedented time.