Weekly Round-Up

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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:

Music retail is re-opening for business in England!

This week, many of you will be re-opening your music shops to your customers. We’ve been working on a campaign to give you every support in letting the public know that you are safely open and ready to welcome them. Find out more at the link above

Free Safeguarding Training from the MIA

Don’t forget our free training offer, related to a topic that is relevant to any store with a tuition offering – whether the teachers are your employees or simply renting space in your store.

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility, and if you have any one-to-one teaching or events with children (defined as under-18) in your store you will want the reassurance that all bases have been covered.  Getting this right provides protection for the students, staff and your business.

Preparing your employees to return to work

It’s great that lockdown is easing and businesses are starting to open up again, but not everyone is excited about this and some people are anxious. This is perfectly natural; we have spent months being told to stay at home and that it was not safe to do certain things. Here, the MIA’s partner Nicky Gleadow at The HR Point shares some guidance on ensuring that your employees are comfortable and confident.

The MIA Appoints Tom Bacon as Chair of the Young Professionals Network

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. Find out more about the network and Tom’s role at the link above.

The Small Print – Are you completely covered?

We’ve had a few conversations about in-store tuition recently, and it’s exciting that so many of you are looking at this as a strand in expanding the reach of your business. Our insurance partners at Cover Notes have highlighted to us that not all policies cover in-store and online tuition activities, or instruments loaned out for this purpose. Find out more in this article.