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:

Find out more about upcoming changes to Customs rules

We know members have been facing challenges moving goods across borders since the UK left the EU at the start of the year. The next phase of Customs declaration changes are due to begin next year and our friends at the BRC have kindly extended an invitation to MIA Members to take part in a webinar to learn more. Click the link above to read more.

What COP26 means for MI

We are pleased to welcome, for this week’s drop-in session, James Dove – Founder of ClimateEQ. James has been a grassroots musician for the best part of 20 years and has a background in marketing and operations within the music industry. He is an active environmentalist and was keen to explore ways in which music could be used to promote environmental action. Click the link above to read more.

Roland Synth Revival: JD-08 & JX-08

With its retro workflow, evocative sounds, and powerful effects, the JD-800 was a favorite for top electronic music producers through the ’90s and beyond. Combining the original JD-800 waveforms with advanced modeling techniques, the JD-08 delivers the exquisite hands-on sound design of the original, along with hugely expanded polyphony, a two-part polyphonic sequencer, and other modern updates. Click the link above to read more.

MIA partners with the SRC to lobby Scottish Government – widespread coverage in the Scottish media

The MIA has joined with twelve other leading business representative groups and industry bodies in writing to the Scottish Finance Secretary asking her to introduce a business rates discount for all retail premises for the coming financial year. Click the link above to read more.

Music Education Post-Pandemic: The reality at the cutting-edge of teaching and learning

On Wednesday, we hosted an event to try and get a handle on the impact of the pandemic on music education, experiences of trying to deliver content during lockdown and what the situation on the ground is like now. We are pleased to give you the opportunity to watch this session again. Click the link above to read more.