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:

Is Distance Selling becoming more fraudulent?

For this week’s drop-in session, we would like to discuss the challenges and risks you may be facing when processing online and mail order sales. The pandemic has resulted in many retailers embracing a variety of distance selling options as they discovered new ways of interacting with consumers and fulfilling sales.

NAMM partners with the MIA for industry event

The MIA are delighted to announce that NAMM will be partnering with us to deliver our forum event; a thought-provoking day full of dynamic panels and networking opportunities. During the conference, we’ll hear (virtually) from Joe Lamond, president and CEO and Betty Heywood, Director of International Affairs. Joe & Betty will be sharing the latest news on The NAMM Show, and Betty will be available in person to answer your questions.

The retirement of Stentor’s Dave Carroll

David Carroll has retired from Stentor after over 45 years with the company. After studying Musical instrument making and repairing at Merton Technical College David worked as an instrument maker and repairer in Croydon, South London. He undertook part time work for Stentor Music Company at Woodmansterne in the mid ’70s. Dave brought his knowledge and passion to a growing company and progressed to become a key member of senior management. 

Restructure of Dawsons Music & Sound Ltd.

The Historic and iconic music retailer has restructured its business under the Arranged Musical Options Ltd. umbrella. Dawsons Music & Sound Ltd, a foremost leading expert in music retail and professional audio equipment, have announced a restructure of their business, as a result of the pressures of the current retail climate.

GAK announce Private Equity backed MBO

As GAK approaches its 30 year anniversary Co-Managing Directors Max McKellar and Ian Stephens are pleased to announce the completion of their management buyout of the business Financed and backed by Risk Capitol Partners (RCP).

Bringing the industry back together – what to expect on the day

Following the release of tickets last week, we are pleased to bring you a bit more information about the content we will be covering throughout the day. There are many topics that we could put forward for discussion, but we were conscious we wanted to look towards issues that the industry will face in the coming months and years rather than ones that, to a certain extent, have already passed.