Weekly round-up

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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:

The threat to live music, music venues and festivals

You may have seen our article on Tuesday about the picture around Europe regards live music starting up again:

www.mia.org.uk/an-industry-update-from-around-europe

Alan Greensall of Synergy Distribution picked up on this and started a lively debate on Facebook:

www.facebook.com/Synergy.Dist.co.uk/posts/

We now have another concerning report, this time about the future of Music Festivals:

realbusiness.co.uk/coronavirus-impact-festival-industry/

And, this is on top of the “Save Our Venues” campaign that the MIA is partnered in that was launched on Monday:

www.mia.org.uk/save-our-venues-campaign/

Sustainability in the music products industry – Red Chilli Audio

The MIA’s sustainability series is the place that we share inspiring initiatives from the UK and beyond that are great examples of responsible manufacture and protecting the environment. Here, we highlight and celebrate MIA member Red Chilli Audio.

The many successes of the musical instrument industry

In these difficult times, we’d like to bring you some reminders of the wonderful things that our industry has achieved in recent years. Here, we bring you an example of how we came together, when industry organisations supported a talented disabled musician to enable him to teach and inspire others to make music.

Government Bounce Back Loans – clarity for our industry

The Bounce Back Loan scheme will help small and medium-sized businesses to borrow between £2,000 and £50,000. Learn more in our article