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 MIA – looking to the future

Which ever way you look at it, it has been quite a year. Of all the things we have had to get used to in 2020, the one that has been common to all of us is that life has had to change. Clearly this has affected all of us on a personal level, but also many of us on a commercial level as well.

The MIA is no exception and over the last few months, we have been taking stock of all aspects of the way we operate as an organisation. Click on the link above to learn more about how we’re looking to the future.

Reshape Music: A report exploring the experience of Disabled musicians in education and beyond

Reshape Music: A report exploring the lived experience of Disabled musicians in education and beyond sets out the significant barriers faced by Disabled musicians to access music education and music-making in the UK. This important publication has been created by our friends and partners at Youth Music, in partnership with the Take it away Consortium. You can read the report at the link above.

Update on Job Support for Employers

The existing Job Retention Scheme (referred to as furlough), comes to an end on 31 October 2020.  From 1 November 2020 there are two new schemes running for 6 months – the Job Support Scheme Open and the Job Support Scheme Closed. In this article, our partner Nicky Gleadow at The HR Point explains both schemes and how to utilise them.

How to Take Advantage of Online Sales this Holiday Season: Part 1

We’re delighted to bring you a post written by Iain Butterwick, EMEA Territory Manager at MIA Member Reverb.com, the largest online marketplace dedicated to buying and selling new, used, and vintage musical instruments. In his day to day, Iain leads a team of sales experts who help retailers across the UK and Europe power their eCommerce operations. In this article, Iain presents some top tips for Reverb sellers on how to best prepare for the most wonderful time of the year.