Weekly Round-Up


Here’s a round-up of 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:

MIA Town Hall Events 

The easiest way to find out what you need from the MIA, is simply to ask you. That is what we are going to do.

We want your help in understanding the issues which matter most to you. These could be things that directly impact how you run your business today, or it could be wider debates that you feel are going to influence you or your business in the future.

We have organised three ‘town-hall’ style events. These will be transparent, open forums that will give you a chance to tell us about the things that matter to you, and how the MIA should help you in the future.

Believe in Music Week – why should you attend?

We have partnered up with NAMM to bring you an exclusive webinar that will take you through the unique experience of Believe in Music Week and how you can attend. We invite you to join Causby Challacombe (NAMM’s Membership Director) and Andre Brousseau (NAMM’s Membership Support Specialist) on Wednesday 16th December at 4pm. Register here and find out more at the link above.

ISM report highlights devastating impact of COVID-19 on music education

The ISM has published a ground-breaking report entitled ‘The heart of the school is missing’, which looks at the devastating impact of COVID-19 on music education in our schools across the UK. Most shocking is the discovery that almost 10% of primary and secondary schools are not teaching class music at all, even though it is a requirement of the curriculum. In response to this report, MIA Board Chair, Steven Greenall, has written to The Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. His letter highlighted how the reduction of music in schools is not only impacting students and teachers, but also MIA members and the wider music industry. You can read more about the report and the MIA’s letter at the link above.

Brexit Guide for the Music Industry

The MIA is here to help all companies within the music industry to minimise the disruption to your people and on your trade. We have created a full summary of the guidance and published a step-by-step guide especially for the industry. See our resources at the link above.

‘Plan for Jobs’ skills and employment programmes: information for employers

A range of government programmes, some of which offer financial incentives, are available for employers who are considering hiring employees or offering work experience. This information from the Government website is to help employers understand the programmes available so they can decide which would be best suited to their business.