Getting ready to re-open our shops – a live online event


On Monday 11th May, the MIA will bring you a live, question time style discussion with a panel of key industry figures. This virtual event will support retailers in reopening their businesses to the public after the lockdown and explore the new landscape and the opportunities it brings…

We are now hopefully getting closer and closer to being allowed to re-open our music shops, and we are all waiting for the government green light!

We all accept that things will probably never be quite the same as how they were, and this will apply to music retailing as much as anything else.

So, the MIA has decided to create as much content as possible to support our shops as we re-establish physical and online retailing once again.

Getting ready to re-open our shops – a virtual event for music retailers

When? Monday 11th May at 15:00

How do I attend? This event will be held on Zoom. Follow this link to register your place. You will then receive an email with joining details for the day.

Who will be on the panel? The webinar will be hosted by MIA President, Anthony Short. He will be joined by:

Simon Pollard, Managing Director of Millers Music
Jamie Goatley, Owner of The Guitar Store
Jamie Clayton, Sales Director at Absolute Music
Sebastian Fabal, Senior Director of Operations & Outreach at Reverb

How do I get my questions answered? Shops will be able to submit questions in advance to the panel or contribute on the day. Email any questions to

There are limited spaces available for this vital event designed to support your business and inspire you with new ideas to help you to tackle this tough climate. Register today to secure your place!

There is also an excellent NAMM webinar on this subject being held tomorrow, Thursday 7thMay. You can pre-register and find out more here: COVID Retail Recovery: How to Reopen for Business

Ahead of the event on Monday, MIAnews will be bringing you a checklist that music retailers can follow when preparing to welcome the public back in.

We look forward to seeing you on Monday 11th May!