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…

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Here are this week’s key stories:

Are collaborations and strategic partnerships the key to reviving the high street?

With UK footfall down almost 70% in March compared to the same time last year and online shopping up 40-70% on pre-covid levels, retailers are, more than ever, looking at ways to create financial efficiencies and attract shoppers back to the high-street.The BRC are hosting a Webinar which looks into the benefits of Collaboration and Strategic Partnerships. In this session lead by Kyle Monk, the BRC will be discussing if collaborations and strategic partnerships are the key to reviving the high street. Click on the link above to find out more.

The MIA and Royal Corps of Army Music

We are delighted to report that throughout the last few weeks the MIA’s very own Matthew Ash has been building a relationship with the largest employer of professional musicians, Army Music.

Matthew has been in regular contact with Corporal Russ Danckert finding out more about Army Music and how we can be of support. We are very excited to learn about all the amazing opportunities they are creating for musicians from wide and diverse musical backgrounds. Click on the link above to find out more. 

Free Wellbeing Risk Assessment for MIA Members

Following our recent drop-in session ‘Talking about Mental Health’ with The HR Point’s Nicky Gleadow, the MIA are able to offer a free risk assessment survey for our members. WeThrive’s wellbeing risk assessment gives you a deeper insight into the state of wellbeing across your organisation. Find out more in this article.

Support the campaign to get singing activity in England up and running again

A number of leading music organisations have written to the Government objecting to updated guidance that allows only 6 people to sing together indoors. This is because indoor singing activity should be treated the same as other non-professional music activity and indoor organised sports activity, as was the case between August and December 2020.

This campaign has been supported by The Incorporated Society of Musicians, Making Music, the Association of British Choral Directors, the Association of British Orchestras and the member organisations of Singing Network UK. You can read the full press release here. Click on the link above to find out more.