We are delighted to announce the appointment of Tom Bacon, General Manager of D’Addario UK, as Chair of the MIA Young Professionals Network. Tom’s appointment to this crucial role will help the MIA to understand how it can best support music industry career pathways for the next generation.
In addition to providing opportunities for networking and socialising, the Young Professionals Network will offer training, group and 1-2-1 mentoring, and the chance to input on MIA policy and campaigns. The network is free to join, and open to anyone under the age of 40 who works in the industry.
You can read more about the Young Professionals Network and its members here
Tom said: “I’m very excited to be involved with the MIA YPN as Chair at such an early stage in its life. I look forward to working together with the rest of our members as we look to establish ourselves and create something that we can all learn and benefit from.”
Steven Greenall, Chair of the MIA Board, commented, “The Young Professional Network is a key part of MIA’s agenda to broaden our engagement with the MI leaders of tomorrow. Tom will be well known to many of our members already in his role at General Manager for D’Addario UK. Supported by our own General Manager, Alice Monk, and with a growing group of talented young people we look forward to learning how the MIA can help nurture and develop this important cohort for our industry.”
In his new role as YPN Chair, Tom will also attend and represent young professionals at MIA Board meetings in an ex-officio capacity.
If you would like to join the network, and you are aged 40 or under and you work in the MI industry, please reach out to Alice. If you’d like to introduce Alice to a colleague who might like to join the network, please do. It doesn’t matter if you’re part time, an apprentice, just starting out, or if you’ve been in the industry for years – all are welcome.