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 are this week’s key stories:

The potential return to homeworking 

Many employers were hoping the period of remote work earlier this year was a one-off. Homeworking isn’t a legal requirement yet. But, there’s a strong possibility it could be if COVID-19 cases continue to increase. At the very least, it will pay to plan for the transition back to the home-office (again!). In this article, the MIA’s trusted Business Support Helpline Partner, Croner, give you some tips on managing the transition back to homeworking.

Leading British Musical Manufacturers collaborate on sustainable consumer instrument care 

The British Band Instrument Company (BBICO) under their Edgwae brand and Warwick Music Group (WMG) – both MIA members – have collaborated on a new cleaning and care kit for the award-winning line of musical instruments; pInstruments.

RSL Awards appoints Suzanne Harlow as new CEO, John Simpson to step down 

MIA Member RSL Awards Ltd (Rockschool), the leading global provider of contemporary music and arts vocational and graded music qualifications, today announced that Suzanne Harlow has been named as the new CEO, effective 4 January 2021.

Launching a music venue in a pandemic 

It will be a long time until the UK’s live music sector returns to what it was pre-pandemic. The MIA continue to support and work with our friends and partners at organisations such as PLASA, The MU and Music Venue Trust. Our own part of the music industry depends on Britain’s globally renowned live music scene.

BBC News have published an interesting feature on Craig Pennington, who has been busy measuring out socially-distanced “pods” on the floor of Future Yard in Birkenhead, ready for opening this new small venue amid the Covid-19 crisis.

Copyright and copy…wrong – it’s all down to good admin 

An often overlooked fact about copyright is that it’s all down to good admin. We know that admin might not be the most exciting thing to read about, but give it a chance! In this article, the MIA’s trusted IP partners at Briffa simply explain the best way to manage your copyright.