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:

The New MIA Board

We are incredibly excited to announce an update to our board membership!

During March 2021 we put out the call for new directors to join the MIA board. This recruitment drive formed part of our ongoing efforts to create effective organisational change and set us up to achieve our vision of making musical instruments, music technology and music learning accessible to everyone in the UK. Learn more about our new board at the link above.

New British company CAYA Audio running crowdfunding campaign

MIA Board Director Sarah Yule recently caught up with Thali Lotus, founder of CAYA Audio. She is on a mission to launch a new microphone company to “Educate, Empower and Entertain”. It’s fair to say that there is already a wealth of options in the microphone market, so what makes CAYA Audio different?

Celebrate Make Music Day on 21 June 2021

Make Music Day UK is delighted to announce a range of inclusive 2021 projects and events to celebrate the world’s biggest, grassroots DIY music festival, with zero barriers to participation and attendance. Thousands of free events will be taking place up and down the country to mark the global celebration, which takes place annually on 21 June. Find out more here.

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. In this post, we speak to MIA members to see how this affects their business.

The BRC Economic Briefing Report for May 2021

The British Retail Consortium has released its Economic Briefing Report for May 2021, and the mood in the UK economy is optimistic. See the headline statistics in this article.