Getting ready to re-open our shops: MIA Live Online Event


On Friday 5th June, the MIA will bring you a live, question time style discussion with a panel of relevant experts. This virtual event will support retailers in the practical and logistical planning for re-opening their businesses to the public.

The Government have announced that non-essential retailers, including music shops, are planned to reopen in England from 15 June (read more here). The MIA are planning plenty of content to support our retailers in the safe and successful re-opening of their music stores.

Following on from our previous very successful live panel discussion, we are pleased to announce another for next Friday.

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

When? Friday 5th June at 14:00

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. The event will also be recorded and available to watch later on our YouTube channel.

Who will be on the panel? The webinar will be hosted by MIA President, Anthony Short. He will be joined by a panel of knowledgeable professionals in their respective fields. We will focus on practical and logistical planning, and will bring you updates on health and safety, and looking after your staff and customers. We will announce the panel members shortly.

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!

On May 25th, the Government updated its Guidance on Working safely during coronavirus, including the section on shops and branches. You can read the British Retail Consortium summary here: