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:

Bringing the industry together

We’re delighted to announce our forum event, a thought-provoking day full of dynamic panels and networking opportunities. Our in-person conference 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. Click the link above to read more.

Build your first board with 5 top tips

No one builds or founds a company and thinks ‘now to learn more about governance’! People start with a vision – something that drives them to do what they do. We seek advice from mentors and friends to help us; ‘governance’ doesn’t appear on our radar. Click the link above to read more.

Blackstar goes from strength to strength

Since launching in 2007 Blackstar has become synonymous with great sounding, innovative guitar products that are focussed on the needs of players of all types. Now, Blackstar is promoting from within to prepare a scaleable business structure for future growth. Following an MBO in 2017, Blackstar has further focussed on its innovation and worked hard to hone the sales channel. Ian Robinson, Blackstar Founder and M.D. reflects. Click the link above to read more.

Government announcement on EU touring – is it enough?

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has announced that UK musicians and performers do not need visas or work permits for short-term tours in 19 EU countries. Whilst this progress is welcome, there is still a lot of work to be done. You can read the announcement published on the Government website in full here. Click the link above to read more.

Faber Music to publish Imelda May poetry book

MIA Member, Faber Music will publish the debut poetry collection by Imelda May, entitled A Lick and a Promise, on 28 October 2021. Following the release of her first poetry EP Slip Of The Tongue in 2020, A Lick and a Promise will contain 100 poems by the famed Irish artist. Click the link above to read more.