An EXCELLENT guide to re-opening your music shop


One of the big benefits of being part of a global musical instrument industry network is that we all share (legal!) information that might be of help to each other. Here is a great case in point…

Two major French music organisations have shared a really comprehensive guide for shops to help them plan for re-opening after the lockdown. We would encourage every retailer to have a read and see how it could help them.

Below is the guide, with big thanks to Chambre Syndicale de la Facture Instrumentale (CSFI) and L’Institut technologique européen des métiers de la musique (Itemm)

Retail Best Practice Guide- COVID-19

This is deliberately being published in advance of our webinar on Friday June 5th

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. Here is the panel:

Simon Pollard, Managing Director of Millers Music,
Jamie Clayton, Sales Director at Absolute Music,
Nicky Gleadow, Managing Director of The HR Point Ltd,
Ian Kendall, Health and Safety Specialist at Croner.

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!