Weekly Round-Up


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:

Bringing the industry together again – save the date

The MIA are delighted to announce our forum event; a thought-provoking day full of dynamic panels and networking opportunities.Our in-person event will be held on Thursday 23rd September 2021 at the Victory Services Club, Seymour St, London, W2 2HF – a 2-minute walk from Marble Arch Tube Station. We will be welcoming you from 9:30am, with tea, coffee and pastries. We’ll be providing lunch, and we’ll be wrapping up the conference at 6pm for a buffet curry and drinks into the evening. Click the link above to find out more.

Have your say on EU VAT changes

Have you been affected by the changes to VAT rules governing consumer sales into the EU? Have you registered for the IOSS scheme or have you decided that the costs outweigh the benefits? Find out more about how your insights can help the MIA lobby government and shape future policy. Click the link above to find out more.

Director & Board Member Training for MIA Members

As part of miacademy, we are thrilled to offer you a range of board and director improvement tools to help you to build your confidence as a Director, strengthen your business and its resilience, and develop your leadership team and their performance. Click the link above to find out more.

Roland Introduce the TD-07 V-Drums series

When your passion, talent and ambition are growing fast, the Roland TD-07 series keeps pace. These four compact digital kits occupy the sweet spot in our acclaimed V-Drums range, with a variety of ultra-quiet, natural-feel pads, cymbals and pedals that let you drum your way. Click the link above to find out more.

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 find out more.

Dawsons Music & Sound’s Promise to their Customers

Historic music retailer pledges promise to customer safety and comfort post-lockdown, setting its sights on elevating the High Street into a new era of expert know-how, dynamic shopping and a sound experience. Dawsons Music & Sound, a foremost leading expert in music retail and professional audio equipment, are delighted to welcome customers back to stores and to announce their Customer Charter, put together to ensure the safety and comfort of anyone who steps into a Dawsons Music & Sound store. From humble beginnings as a local music shop, to a family run company supporting a workforce of over 70 staff, the Haydock-based business has committed itself to an exciting and dynamic plan to support musicians, customers and enhance the regeneration of the High Street. Click the link above to find out more.

Sales of Practice Mutes surge!

Amongst a lot of rather gloomy data on the sales of wind instruments and accessories, Denis Wick is pleased to announce that there is at least one ray of sunshine – the sale of practice mutes. These useful items allow players to keep their chops in good shape practising at home whilst there are no rehearsals or band practices going on. Click the link above to find out more.