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:

Do you employ any EU, EEA or Swiss nationals? You urgently need to know this…

One of the many impacts of Brexit is that EU, EEA and Swiss citizens currently living and working in the UK will no longer automatically retain the right to remain here. To retain these rights anyone in this position needs to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme by the impending deadline date of 30th June 2021.  This is the process for achieving the legally required ‘settled’ or ‘pre-settled’ status in order to prevent deportation. Click on the link above to read more.

BOSS announces HM-2W Heavy Metal Pedal

BOSS announces the HM-2W Heavy Metal, the latest in the growing lineup of Waza Craft pedals that recreate classic BOSS designs with detailed craftsmanship, premium components, and extended features. Based on the HM-2 Heavy Metal pedal from the 1980s, the HM-2W delivers the true analog sound of the original in all its glory, coupled with numerous modern refinements for enhanced performance. Click on the link above to read more.

Fender Play Foundation™ announce a collection of 12 student guitars

The Fender Play Foundation aims to equip, educate and inspire the next generation of players through music. Collaborating with Fender Play Foundation™ partners with organisations, educators, and musicians, the Foundation supports communities through equipment donations, personalised instruction, and artist experiences. The programme has donated over $1 million in resources and equipment to date, intending to support more than 35,000 students learning a new instrument by the end of 2023 and 1 million students nationwide by 2030. Click on the link above to read more.

Happy Make Music Day!

Monday, June 21st was Make Music Day 2021, and at the MIA we were very excited to share with you some of the events taking place throughout the day. MIA Member Dawsons Music & Sound team across the UK joined forces to curate a 90-minute Livestream that included live performances from artists, bands, DJs, and Producers – some of whom are members of the Dawsons Music & Sound family. As well as Hal Leonard Europe who provided free sheet music again this year to assist Make Music Day performances and helped in judging a competition to find the best cover version of ‘Stand by Me’. Click on the link above to read more.