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:

In conversation with Betty Heywood of NAMM

Alice and Matt recently had a chat with Betty Heywood, Director of International Affairs at NAMM. They caught up on all things Believe in Music Week, and looked forward to the big reunion at The NAMM Show in June ’22. Click the link above to read more.

How We’re Making Music, 2021

The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) has published the 2021 edition of its ‘Making Music’ report, based on data collected in 2020.  It offers an insight into the music education landscape in the UK and how this compares with the findings of the last report in 2014.  The report makes for interesting reading, highlighting trends that will be of interest to both MI retailers and manufacturers. Click the link above to read more.

The latest research and analysis from the BRC

The British Retail Consortium produces unbiased research and analysis on retail performance and the economic drivers influencing the British retail industry. The MIA’s Membership with the BRC gives us access to an expanded portfolio of content to share with our members. We’re pleased to share the headline statistics from these reports on Shop Price Index, Economic Briefing, Retail Sales and Footfall in November 2021. Click the link above to read more.

Up and coming music industry inventions 

Iain Russell, Founder and Director of Russell IP shares some of the interesting music industry patents that he featured on his Patents Rock® site in November. Click the link above to read more.

Steven Greenall joins Denis Wick Board

The Queens-award winning business and leading British manufacturer, Denis Wick Products Limited, has appointed Steven Greenall to its board of directors. Denis Wick, who turned 90 earlier this year, has also retired as a director of the company that he founded fifty-three years ago. Click the link above to read more.


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