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:

Faith Guitars HiGloss 3-piece Rosewood series

A development of the award-winning Hi-Gloss series of guitars, HG3 model instruments build upon the all-solid tonewood foundation of models such as the Venus FVHG and Neptune FNCEHG. Equipped with beautifully blonde Solid Engelmann Spruce tops, the backs of the HG3 models are made using 3 pieces of highly figured, solid rosewood bound with striking solid flamed maple. Click the link above to read more. 

Barnes & Mullins Managing Director Bruce Perrin retires after 54 years in MI

It is with sadness that Barnes & Mullins announces the retirement of MD Bruce Perrin after 54 years of service to the music industry. “It is with mixed emotions that after 54 years in the music industry I have decided to retire and begin spending my children’s inheritance,” states Perrin. “I think myself very lucky to have been a part of a business that has enabled so many people to follow their musical dreams. I have many fond memories, met some wonderful people, and built many great friendships too. I’m sure I will miss being part of the Barnes & Mullins family, but I’m happy that Brian and the team I leave behind will continue to run the company successfully and never forget our core values. May the ‘Barnes factor’ live on!”. Click the link above to read more.

Understanding the changing face of the labour market

You will have read a lot in the news recently about the shortages of HGV drivers, fruit pickers and warehouse fulfillment staff.  The consequence of this ranges from empty supermarket shelves through to the possibility of a turkey free Christmas. We are trying to understand if changes in the labour market since January have affected the MI industry and made it more challenging for those businesses looking to recruit staff. Click the link above to read more. 

Hal Leonard Europe support 
#Buytogive campaign

Leading music company Hal Leonard Europe (HLE) has announced that it is continuing its support for Youth Music, the UK’s leading music charity, via its Musicroom.com webstore. Throughout September, HLE will donate 1% of sales of selected instruments, gear and accessories from Musicroom’s range to Youth Music with #Buytogive, which will run as part of Musicroom’s annual Back to School campaign. The September campaign will be the third iteration of #Buytogive, which raises money for Youth Music to invest in grassroots music-making projects nationwide. Click the link above to read more. 

Bringing the industry together – tickets now available

We’re delighted to release tickets for 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.