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:

Post-lockdown Retail Experiences in the UK

The MIA continues to network with music retailers across the country, and we wanted to bring you the first experiences of UK music shops in their first few days of re-opening to the public.  Largely, our music shops have had a successful first few weeks of trading and have started to adapt and adjust to the new normal. Click on the link above to find out more!

Music Retail during COVID-19: MIA Live Event – watch it back!

On Wednesday morning, the MIA presented a live, question time style event with a panel of relevant experts. This virtual event was a forum for discussion about the experiences had so far by retailers, and experts answered the key questions that have come up during the first few weeks of trading. You can now watch this back at the link above.

CMA investigation into our industry – update

On Monday, there was a number of press releases issued by the CMA regarding the investigation into our industry. Read them at the link above.

COVID-19: Live Music Stars in Plea for Government Help for £4.5bn Sector

Ed Sheeran, The Rolling Stones, Dua Lipa, Sir Paul McCartney, Skepta, Rita Ora, Coldplay, Eric Clapton, Annie Lennox, Sam Smith, Sir Rod Stewart, Liam Gallagher, Florence + the Machine, George Ezra, Depeche Mode, Iron Maiden, Lewis Capaldi, and Little Mix, are amongst 1,500 artists calling for urgent action!

2020 NAMM U Virtual Summit

Our friends and partners at NAMM present this free, four-day online education summit that will feature a series of sessions tailored to you, delivering what you’ll want to know as you explore success in the new “next”. NAMM U Virtual will offer three unique tracks to appeal to everyone in the music products and sound industry: Business, Audio and Technology. Discover new ways to win, right from the comfort of your home or office.