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 Manufacture Community

As part of the renewed drive within the MIA to deliver maximum value and relevance to our members, we are in the process of setting up a Manufacture Community Group. This group is open to all members with an interest in manufacturing. Here’s a message from Ian Robinson, Managing Director of Blackstar Amplification and MIA Board Member…Click the link above to read more.

Music Venue Trust launches #Takeatest initiative

MIA Member Music Venue Trust (MVT), which represents hundreds of grassroots music venues, has announced a new campaign to encourage live music fans to take a voluntary lateral flow test ahead of attending gigs. The #takeatest initiative follows the UK government’s lifting of most COVID-19 restrictions from July 19th, allowing music venues to fully re-open for the first time in over 16 months and is in response to the move towards ‘personal responsibility’ as the principal guidance moving forward. Click the link above to read more.

Email Marketing for your Music Industry Business

Coming up next Thursday we are very excited to announce our upcoming session ‘Email Marketing for your Music Industry Business’. This course comes under the umbrella of the miacademy and there’s still time to secure your spot! These sessions are run by entrepreneur and winner of Social Media Marketing Awards, Hel Reynolds. Hel is one of two very impressive founders behind the ground-breaking Comms Creatives which has helped brands like Macmillan Cancer Support, Scottish Power and Manchester City Council get loads more social media engagement as well as creating unique, pioneering social media strategies. Click the link above to read more.

Orange Amplification goes deep purple with Glenn Hughes

MIA Member Orange Amplification are launching the limited edition, Glenn Hughes Signature Crush Bass 50 and its colour is deep purple, not orange! Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Glenn Hughes, has been an Orange Ambassador for over a decade. For many years he was the bass player and vocalist with Deep Purple, who recently celebrated fifty years of definitive classic hard rock. Hughes is also known as the bassist and vocalist for Trapeze, Black Country Communion with Joe Bonamassa, California Breed and more recently The Dead Daisies. Click the link above to read more.

UK Retail Analysis – June 2021

The British Retail Consortium has released its Retail Sale Monitor report for June 2021. The report was produced by the BRC in partnership with KPMG. June’s report sees sales improve despite rain dampening demand…Click the link above to read more.

Palm Bay Guitars launch electro-acoustic guitar range

MIA Member Palm Bay Guitars announces the launch of a limited run electro-acoustic guitar range. The AH “Arm-Heel” range consists of 4 models: AH-OM102, AH-OM102A, AH-TC102 & AH-TC-102A. “Arm Heel” refers to the design feature of the contoured gradient on the upper part of the guitar top, which offers both a beautiful design aesthetic and improved ergonomics under the player’s forearm. Click the link above to read more.