The Music Industries Association: your local music shop needs your support

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We live in an increasingly uncertain economic climate as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, and the music industry is being hit hard. In accordance with the latest government orders to close all non-essential business, musical instrument retailers across the UK have been forced to close their doors.

Fortunately, hundreds of retailers remain open for business online. However, with declining revenues resulting from the decrease in footfall, now more than ever, these stores need your help. And with all the free time you have cooped up at home, there's never been a better time to invest in music.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.