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…

We hope that you are finding our newsletter of use in these difficult times. We pride ourselves in generating content that gives you important business updates, and keeps you up to date with industry news and developments. Now more than ever, we’ll be working hard to support MI businesses in any way we can.

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Here’s this week’s key stories:

Sales & Marketing in the time of COVID-19

COVID-19 has affected business in ways none of us could have ever imagined. Without question, for many of us, this has been one of the most disruptive business events we’ve ever gone through. Our friends at NAMM have introduced a special, free webinar series on sales and marketing strategies in the time of COVID-19, with global business expert Marcus Sheridan. Highly reccomeded watch! 

Webinar: looking after your Mental Health and Wellbeing during COVID-19

In this MIA Webinar, Alice asks personal branding expert, Deborah Ogden, some of the key questions that have come up concerning looking after your mental health and wellbeing whilst isolating, furloughed, or working from home. It includes some tips for staying positive and productive during this difficult time.

Business Insurance Q&A from MIA Partner, Cover Notes

Cover Notes have been working with the Music Industry and are the chosen Business Insurance partner of the MIA for over 20 years. In that time, they have helped to support Musical Instrument Retailers, Wholesalers, Manufacturers, Piano Tuners, Teaching Schools, Repair Workshops, Recording Studios or Allied Trades specific to the Music Industry – pretty much anything musical! Here’s a COVID-19 Q&A.

Take it away: lockdown and learn an instrument

Our partners at Take it Away have a written an excellent article which explains why learning a musical instrument might be the best thing you do during the COVID-19 Lockdown. This is a great one to share in your marketing, or on social media with your customers! 

HR Webinar: Another Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme update!

The safety, security and management of the people working in our industry is naturally occupying a huge amount of our thinking at the moment. Today, we are pleased to bring you another Webinar in partnership with The HR Point, following further announcements from the government late last week.