The MIA – communicating with the industry throughout COVID-19

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At the MIA, we pride ourselves in generating content that provides you with important business updates and keeps you up to date with industry news and developments. Now more than ever, we’ve been working hard to support MI businesses in any way that we can.

Our friends and partners at the Take it Away scheme recently circulated a survey to their retailer members.

One question that they included was about the most valuable sources of advice since the start of the coronavirus crisis.

We were absolutely delighted to hear that the MIA has been greatly appreciated and proven valuable to over 65% of the retailer network!

Here are some reminders of how best to utilise our resources:

COVID-19 information hub: our dedicated COVID-19 page, which we are updating daily, includes links to all our latest articles, information and useful Government information and resources – www.mia.org.uk/covid-19

Webinars: Go to www.mia.org.uk/webinars/ to see our latest Webinars with our trusted partners, covering issues from HR & Employment Law to Mental Health & Wellbeing.

Support from experts for MIA members: Remember, the MIA have introduced expanded support services for all of our members to support you in dealing with the crisis. Take a look here. If you’re not a member, we’d love to have you! Please get in touch to find out how we can support you further.

Behind the Beat: The MIA’s Podcast Platform: The only place to be to discover more about into the issues affecting the Musical Instrument sector. We have recorded a podcast series to help the industry cope with the COVID-19 crisis. You can hear all episodes here: www.mia.org.uk/behind-the-beat/, and you can also download Behind the Beat on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Stitcher and listen when it suits you!

Contributing to MIAnews:

MIAnews reaches more people than any other circular in our industry. It’s a great opportunity for you to showcase your company and contribute editorial. We all need some creativity and inspiration to keep us going!

If there’s anything that you’d like to share with the MI industry during this difficult time, please get in contact.

We all need some uplifting news, so let’s have some stories about how you are supporting your teams and the music-making community through these diffiult times.

I’d love to shout about the great work that you do and the people that you work with, so please get in touch with me to discuss features at alice@mia.org.uk.

Please contact me anytime if there’s anything that we can help with, and thank you to all of our members for your support.

Stay safe and well,

Alice – General Manager and MIAnews Editor – alice@mia.org.uk