The only place to be to discover more about into the issues affecting the Musical Instrument sector.

Every few weeks we will tackle a topic current and relevant to MI, with help from the key figures in manufacture, retail, publishing & education.

You can also download Behind the Beat on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Stitcher and listen when it suits you! 

COVID-19 Special: How the Coronavirus Lockdown shaped Millers Music

Here, the MIA’s General Manager Alice interviews Simon, and learns more about Millers Music’s plans for re-opening, changes in the way that the store will operate and the importance of the shops’ website and creating an experience for the customer that is no longer as easy to do in store. Plus, Simon talks about the finance, HR and booking systems that have allowed him to go paperless, and streamlined his operations.

This is the audio only version of the Webinar first broadcast on Wednesday 27th May.

COVID-19 Special: Your HR questions with Nicky Gleadow (Part 5)

Paul talks to Nicky Gleadow from The HR Point to bring you the latest on Government guidelines on HR matters in response to the CoVid-19 pandemic.

Today we look at the implications of the decision to allow ‘non-essential’ retail stores to open from June 15th.

*Remember, members can get one-to-one advice from Nicky via a support scheme set-up by the MIA. Please contact Alice or Paul for more help.

This is the audio only version of the Webinar first broadcast on Wednesday 27th May.

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COVID-19 Special: Your Intellectual Property questions with Joshua Schuermann

As this global crisis changes from a short to a long term-issue, businesses are starting to prepare for the new normal. For some, this may involve quite a major pivot in their product offering or target consumer. Throughout all of this, it’s important to make sure that your IP protection doesn’t get left behind.

Briffa are leading intellectual property lawyers for the creative industries. For the Webinar, Alice is joined by Joshua Schuermann, who is an associate at Briffa. Josh advises on all areas of Intellectual Property law, specialising in clients from the music industry in particular.

This is the audio only version of the Webinar first broadcast on Tuesday 19th May.

COVID-19 Special: Your HR questions with Nicky Gleadow (Part 4)

Paul talks to Nicky Gleadow from The HR Point to bring you the latest on Government guidelines on HR matters in response to the CoVid-19 pandemic.

Today we look at the extension to the Government guidelines with regard to employees & furloughing of staff.

*Remember, members can get one-to-one advice from Nicky via a support scheme set-up by the MIA. Please contact Alice or Paul for more help.

This is the audio only version of the Webinar first broadcast on Thursday 14th May.

COVID-19 Special: Your HR questions with Nicky Gleadow (Part 3) 

Paul talks to Nicky Gleadow from The HR Point to bring you the latest on Government guidelines on HR matters in response to the CoVid-19 pandemic. Today we look at updates to the Government guidelines with regard to employees & furloughing of staff.

*Remember, members can get one-to-one advice from Nicky via a support scheme set-up by the MIA. Please contact Alice or Paul for more help.

This is the audio only version of the Webinar first broadcast on Tuesday 21st April.

COVID-19 Special: Your Mental Wellbeing questions with Deborah Ogden

Alice talks to Personal Brand Consultant Deborah Ogden about the unique challenges that the pandemic has meant for our mental health. Deborah answers your questions and offers you insight into staying positive and productive.

This is an audio-only version of a Webinar first broadcast on 17th April 2020.

COVID-19 Special: Your HR questions with Nicky Gleadow (Part 2) 

Paul talks to Nicky Gleadow from The HR Point to bring you the latest updates on Government guidelines for responding to the COVID-19 crisis. Specifically today we focus on the implications for Company Directors on furloghing themselves during this period.

This is the audio only version of the Webinar first broadcast on Thursday 9th April.


COVID-19 Special: Your Business Support questions with Sarah Clark

Paul McManus discusses your Business Support questions with Accountant Sarah Clark; including the latest information on business loans, access to additional finance & grants, VAT, deferred accounts, tax and personal guarantees.

This is the audio only version of the Webinar first broadcast on Wednesday 1st April.

 

COVID-19 Special: Your HR questions with Nicky Gleadow

The safety, security and management of the people working in our industry is naturally occupying a huge amount of our thinking at the moment. Today, we are pleased to bring you a Webinar in partnership with the HR Point, which answers some key questions around important issues such as staff furlough leave.

Paul McManus discusses your questions with HR Expert Nicky Gleadow. This is the audio only version of the Webinar first broadcast on Friday 27th March.

MIA Education Conference Pt.1

The first episode in a special series recorded at the recent Education Conference hosted by the MIA.

“Music Education – the HUGE opportunity for our industry” was held in the Victory Service Club, Marble Arch on 24th October and focused on the opportunity that Music Education offers to the whole industry.

In this first episode you will hear an introduction by David Barnard of the MIA Education Committee, and keynote addresses from Mark Pierce of Youth Music & Paul McManus, CEO of the MIA.

MIA Education Conference Pt.2

The second episode in a special series recorded at the recent Education Conference hosted by the MIA.

“Music Education – the HUGE opportunity for our industry” was held in the Victory Service Club, Marble Arch on 24th October and focused on the opportunity that Music Education offers to the whole industry.

In this episode Steven Greenall of Warwick Music delivers a Keynote address and we listen in on the first panel ‘the current situation – challenges and triumphs in music education’.

The panel was moderated by David Barnard (MIA Education Committee) and consisted of Chris Fower (Warwick Music), Mark Burke (Charanga), Charly Richardson (Lewisham Music) & Dave Hunt (Music Hub Sales).

MIA Education Conference Pt.3

The third episode in a special series recorded at the recent Education Conference hosted by the MIA.

“Music Education – the HUGE opportunity for our industry” was held in the Victory Service Club, Marble Arch on 24th October and focused on the opportunity that Music Education offers to the whole industry.

In this episode we drop in on panel two ‘the growth of private providers – successes, challenges and opportunities’.

The panel was moderated by Chris Wright (Music For All) and was made up of Scott Monks (Rock Steady Music), Alan Barclay (Absolute Music), Amy Cunningham (The Strings Club) & Paul McManus (MIA).

MIA Education Conference Pt.4

The final episode in a special series recorded at the recent Education Conference hosted by the MIA.

“Music Education – the HUGE opportunity for our industry” was held in London on 24th October and focused on the opportunity that Music Education offers to the whole industry.

The panel consisted of Steven Greenall (Warwick Music), Mary-Alice Stack (Creative United), Barbara Eifler (Making Music) & Paul McManus (MIA) and was moderated by Bridget Whyte (Music Mark).

We hope you enjoy listening!