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…

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Here are this week’s key stories:

MIA secures 1-2-1 meeting with Government

For the first time in over five years, the MIA has secured a 1-2-1 meeting with the UK Government. Following his letter to the Secretary of State for Business, the MIA’s new Board Chair, Steven Greenall, and Executive Director, Anthony Short, will meet next month with UK Business Minister, Paul Scully MP and his team to discuss the issues directly affecting the UK’s music industry. 

To help present the Minister insights into the real and current challenges being faced by our industry, we are asking MI businesses to complete this confidential Covid Impact Business Survey.

Find out more about the survey and our invigorated approach to lobbying at the link above.

DIT Webinars: Post Transition E-Commerce

The MIA has forged close relationships with the Department for International Trade over many decades, especially with the work of Colin Holdsworth with the Trade Show Access Programme grants, which many exporting members have received.

We know that many UK music industry exporters are busy adjusting to the new requirements when trading with EU countries. DIT are presenting two very interesting Webinar’s relating to post transition e-commerce issues. The first event is about VAT changes for e-commerce. The second is about working with Amazon’s fulfilment centres across Europe.

Find out more and register at the link above.

Free online content for your furloughed colleagues from the BRC

The MIA has joined the British Retail Consortium; the go-to trade association for all UK retailers, promoting the story of retail, shaping debates and influencing the issues that matter to retailers. BRC Membership gives us access to an expanded portfolio of content to share with our members. Here, we tell you about some free online content aimed to support, engage and connect your furloughed colleagues.

Pandemic brings about innovation and collaboration

Here is a great article by our friends and partners at NAMM about the innovation and collaboration that has happened in the MI industry during the Coronavirus pandemic.