Weekly round-up


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:

Music Retail during COVID-19: MIA Live Event

On Wednesday 1st July, the MIA will bring you a live, question time style event with a panel of relevant experts. This virtual event will be a forum for discussion about the experiences had so far by retailers, and experts will be answering the key questions that have come up during the first few weeks of trading. Click the link above to find out more and register your place!

Music retail is re-opening for business!

This week, many of you re-opened your music shops to your customers. The MIA want to give you every support in letting the public know that you are open, and have created a locator map, to show where you are. Click the link above to view the map!

Managing Coronavirus Transmission Risk at Work

With lockdown measures in the UK lifting, as a business you may now be looking to return employees to your premises. However, this poses major health & safety considerations. You have a duty of care towards your employees and you must look to safeguard their welfare. Here is a guide written by the MIA’s trusted Business Support Helpline partner, Croner, which will help you to think about how you can reduce the risk of virus infections across your business.

Innovation Partners unite with Music Industry to address accessibility issues in design and production of musical instruments 

The Inclusive Access to Music Making Hackathon Project has launched a virtual programme, The Accessible Instruments Challenge, to address a series of challenges focused on making access to adapted musical instruments, assistive equipment and music technology easier and more affordable for disabled people of all ages.

Meters Music featured in The Daily Express!

We are delighted to share with you this great article from The Daily Express website; a brilliant review of our member and British Brand Ashdown Amplification’s new Meters product, the OV-1 Connect headphones.