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:

What the Government COVID roadmap means for MI retail

MIA Executive Director Anthony Short offers a few thoughts on what the government COVID roadmap announcements mean for MI retail. There is no doubt that the headline news this week around the lifting of personal restrictions is a boost to the economic prospects of many sectors, including those shops selling musical instruments. Click on the link above to read more.

The BRC Economic Briefing Report for June 2021

The British Retail Consortium has released its Economic Briefing Report for June 2021. The UK economy is set for a quick rebound, with production, spend and employment picking-up. UK GDP grew for the third straight month in April and the PMI surveys showed another surge in demand in both manufacturing and services in June. Click on the link above to read more.

New MDEA category for 2022 launched with Rocksteady

The Rocksteady Award for Progressive and Inclusive Music Education will recognise a project or programme that aims to break down barriers. Presented to a project or programme that aims to challenge the norm and make music education accessible to all, the new award reflects Rocksteady and MDEA’s dedication to ensuring that no child is left behind. Click on the link above to read more.

Non-Essential Retail Post COVID

On Monday afternoon, the Prime Minister announced that almost all COVID rules – including limits on the number of people who can meet together, legal requirements on wearing face masks, and social distancing – will be dropped as part of the final step of the roadmap for lifting lockdown restrictions in England. Click on the link above to read more.

Conn-Selmer Europe to Distribute Ludwig Drums

Conn-Selmer Europe are pleased to announce that from 1st October 2021, the company will offer direct distribution of Ludwig Drums and Musser Percussion in the UK. The decision forms part of progressive and forward-thinking plans Conn-Selmer Europe has for the European market, focusing on all areas of the business with the first stage being Drums and Percussion in the UK. Supporting the sales and marketing of these legendary brands will be the main focus whilst dealers of Ludwig Drums and Musser Percussion will further benefit from vastly increased stockholding, greater access to the full product line-up and increased levels of pre and post service and support. Click on the link above to read more.