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Member Benefits

We have a wide range of “tried and tested” benefits for members as detailed below and all designed to support your business and save you money.


FREE Business Support Helpline – Croner

Free advice on VAT, tax, PAYE, health & safety, Employment Law, commercial legal matters. Potentially save hundreds of pounds per enquiry! Business Support Helpline card included with membership pack.


Musicguard Partnership Scheme

As well as our partnership scheme, as a member of the MIA, you also get a 20% discount* on Musicguard insurance – so make sure you’re protected as well as your customers!

We also offer a range of Commercial Insurances.

Whether you are a music retailer, manufacturer, distributor or specialist music business – having the right commercial insurance in place can protect you if things go wrong.


Legal services – Birketts

The specialist legal company for our industry. MIA members wishing to engage Birketts services are entitled to a free phone consultation on any legal matter and, beyond that, a 10% discount on fees.


Legal services – Briffa

Creative intellectual property lawyers for creative industries. MIA members benefit from the following: A free 1 hour consultation meeting either at our offices or over the phone; A follow-up advice email, following the consultation meeting; A commitment to fixed fees (rather than hourly rates and fee estimates) wherever possible; An “advice hotline”, allowing members to speak directly to our solicitors regarding specific legal issues.


Credit and Debit Card Processing – PayaStore

Specifically designed for small businesses. 1.99% fixed rate on Visa and Mastercard.


Business Insurance – Cover Notes

The specialist insurer for the Music Industry, S Johnson & Co Ltd, offer special discounts for MIA Members. Cover Notes makes a point of saving you money!


Business Rates – Altus Group

Running a business has never been more challenging in these difficult economic times and after years of cost reductions it is surprising that many businesses are still not aware that they may be due a business rates refund as well as significant future savings. This is when Altus Group can help you.


Employment Law – The HR Point

Your point of contact for all human resource related matters with discounted services for MIA members. 


Currency dealing services – SGM-FX

SGM-FX is proud to be partnering with the Music Industries Association once again to enhance the affordability, ease and opportunity presented by cross border payments. The dedicated team keeps watch over the movements of foreign exchange markets with you in mind to support you with your FX exposures.


Printers – MR Printers

An independent printer with a trading history of 30+ years, who specialise in all platforms including Design, Litho, Digital and Wide Format Printing.


Energy switching service – Bionic

Energy in the music industry is in high demand – whether you’re an instrument retailer, or manufacturing the latest amps and guitars – but no-one wants to be overpaying. The good news is, as a MIA member, you can now call upon the know-how of the tech-enabled experts at Bionic.

A quick call is all it takes for them to find the best electricity and gas deals available for your business and knock hundreds of pounds off the cost of your annual bills – on average, businesses who switch with Bionic save £1,027*.
*At least 10% of businesses who switched energy supplier for both gas & electricity with us between August 2017 and August 2018 saved £1,027 or more.


Advertising – Thomson Local

Save up to £200 on local directory advertising.


Advertising – Yellow Pages

Save up to £200 on local directory advertising.


Promotional Merchandise – P3 Promotions

Keep your name in front of your customers using pens, clothing, USB sticks, notebooks, badges and many more products – you name it, we can supply it and with your logo prominently displayed. We can offer other MIA members 10% discount from our catalogue prices whilst still giving the very best customer service.


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For any further information on any of the above, please contact the MIA on 01403 800500 or membership@mia.org.uk