Weekly round-up

|

Here are some of the key industry news stories that we’ve brought you this week, in case you missed them…

We hope that you are finding our newsletter of use in these difficult times. Remember; anyone in the industry can subscribe to this newsletter, if you have teams working from home that would like to keep up to date with industry news, they can subscribe here

Here are this week’s key stories:

COVID-19 Lockdown Update: Furlough Scheme Extended and Further Economic Support announced

We hope that you are doing as well as possible in these difficult times. Now more than ever, we’ll be working hard to support MI businesses in any way we can. We will continue to generate content that gives you important business updates, and keeps you up to date with news and developments. You know where we are if there’s anything we can do to help. Here is a summary of some of the key announcements so far…

Become a musicGuard partner or affiliate and create an additional income for your business

At musicGuard, we provide specialist protection to all levels of musicians and their instruments. Having a musicGuard policy can take one worry away, helping them to focus on their music. Whether you own an independent music shop or run an online music blog, becoming a musicGuard partner or affiliate could help you create an additional income as you will receive a commission for each new musicGuard business policy taken out following a referral from your store or website. Find out more at the link above!

Has COVID created another Guitar Boom?

Our good friend Brian Majeski, Editor of the US Music Trades magazine, has written an interesting article about the recent consumer interest in buying a guitar, and the mismatch between supply and demand it has caused to the guitar market…

Accessible Instruments Challenge Showcase

Launched in June, the exciting Accessible Instruments Challenge has brought together a wide range of people with expertise in digital innovation and design technology, musical instrument making and lived experience of disability to focus on a series of practical and conceptual challenges that have the potential to materially improve access and inclusion in music making for disabled people…