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 are this week’s key stories:

NHS COVID-19 app: support the Government with its track & trace scheme

On Thursday 24 September, it became a legal requirement that if your business has a physical location that is open to the public, you need to display a NHS QR code at the entrance. This is to support COVID-19 contact tracing. Here are some useful resources to help you set up your NHS QR Code venue check-in and poster.

The MIA joins 25 organisations in a call for funding for music education

As the Government’s consultation on the Comprehensive Spending Review ends, a joint letter led by the Incorporated Society of Musicians’, Music Teachers Association and Music Mark has called for sustained funding that delivers a world class music education system. Delivered to the Education Secretary, it has been supported by more than 25 organisations including the MIA.

A ‘Believe in Music Week’ Webinar especially for the UK – watch it back

Believe in Music Week is the global gathering to unify and support the people who bring music to the world hosted by our friends and partners at NAMM. Last week, NAMM broadcasted a special Webinar which outlined the opportunities that this new digital event brings to UK companies. It was an inspiring and informative session, if you missed it – you can watch it back here!

Hal Leonard Europe launches new initiatives to support UK Music Retail 

With summer coming to an end and the new academic year well underway, MIA Member Hal Leonard Europe remains committed to supporting UK music retailers with several new initiatives to help drive footfall in your store, especially with the Back to School season so different this year. 

NAMM Members: Get recognised at the Top 100 Dealer Awards – deadline today!

For ten years, NAMM’s Top 100 Dealer Awards have recognised extraordinary business efforts in categories that move music retailers forward. To be held this year during Believe in Music Week, the awards celebrate the broad activities that NAMM’s retail membership engages in each and every day, creating musical experiences for their communities and growing our shared industry.