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:

Creative social media courses for a symphony of sales and engagement

As part of miacademy, we are so excited to be launching a series of social media courses to help you to unleash your creativity, fight your fears and grow your social media skills. There are so many untapped opportunities for creative businesses to use social media to influence, promote and build a following. This programme is designed to give music industry businesses quick and effective ways to entertain and excite their audience about their services and products. We will help busy music professionals find the right online marketing tactics to confidently use digital methods to grow their businesses and show their creativity. Click on the link above to find out more.

The MIA partners with Black Lives in Music

The MIA is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with Black Lives In Music. Black Lives In Music launched in March 2021 with the mission to amplify and empower black musicians and professionals. Black Lives In Music (BLIM) was co-founded by music branding, marketing and management expert and Help Musicians trustee Charisse Beaumont, alongside musician and teacher Roger Wilson, who has worked with James Brown, Dame Shirley Bassey, Michael Ball and more. Click on the link above to find out more.

The BRC & NielsenIQ Shop Price Index for May 2021

The BRC-Nielsen Shop Price Index is a monthly measure of UK shop price inflation. The SPI measures changes in the price of 500 of the most commonly bought items. The report demonstrates the extent to which retailers contribute to inflation through the pricing of commonly bought goods. Click on the link above to find out more.

Start Up Loans for the creative industries

Creative England has announced a new partnership with the British Business Bank’s Start Up Loans programme, helping creative entrepreneurs across the UK to access finance and business support. The partnership addresses the financial markets’ failure to provide sufficient investment opportunities for creative businesses to fund their growth and develop their IP. Find out more in our article.