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:

September figures confirm inflationary pressure is real

September UK consumer prices were 3.1% higher than they were a year ago. Yearly prices rose for all categories of the index, especially higher prices of fuel, second-hand cars, furniture and restaurants. Fuel prices increased by 17.8% compared to September 2020, as the worldwide recovery pushed oil prices to their highest since 2014. With the global car output significantly impacted by the shortage of semiconductors, demand for second-hand cars has climbed sharply, pushing prices up 19.2% on the year. Click the link above to read more.

Being Black in the UK music industry

Last Wednesday (October 13th) Black Lives in Music reported the findings and analysis of their ‘Being Black in the UK Music Industry’ survey, which took place across 6 weeks in March and April of this year.  The key premise of the survey was to capture the experiences of music industry professionals and creators, and it is the largest survey of its kind to date.  The findings and analysis are set out in two reports focusing on Music Industry Professionals and Music Creators, with methodology and analytical tools clearly stated. Click the link above to read more.

This week’s drop-in session: Your training requirements

Back in April this year, we announced the launch of a brand new initiative focused on knowledge sharing; the miacademy. This has become an umbrella for the wide variety of training sessions offered by the MIA, resulting in a body of knowledge to support your business. These miacademy sessions are being offered in a number of formats; including on-demand audio & video, group sessions – either virtual or face to face, expert led webinars and hosted panel discussions. Click the link above to read more.

Fender revives Kurt Cobain’s legendary Jag-Stang® guitar

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) on Tuesday (12th) announced the global launch of the Kurt Cobain Jag- Stang® guitar, commemorating the 30th anniversary of Nirvana’s influential record “Nevermind.” The Signature Jag – Stang® guitar is a reissue of the legendary performer’s own custom model, which included a combination of his favorite elements from his Fender® Jaguar® and Mustang® guitars.

Upcoming Webinars from NAMM: 5 Strategies for a Successful Holiday Season & Shipping and Delivery Delays Update

Last Tuesday, October 19, NAMM will present two live webinars: Five Strategies for a Successful Holiday Season with retail expert Bob Phibbs and an urgent update on Shipping and Delivery Delays. Both webinars are free to attend, and early registration is encouraged. Click the link above to read more.