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MIRC 2015: Conference speaker line-up complete

MIRC 2015: Conference speaker line-up complete

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The MIRC 2015 conference programme is now confirmed, with Mimram Media director of digital Stuart O’Brien completing the speaker line-up.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 30th 2015 at 10:56AM

Online Sales Position x 2

UK

Professional Music Technology are the UK's leading musical instrument retailer, and we are expanding our Call Centre and Online Sales team in either of our Birmingham and Liverpool locations.

RETAIL ADVISORY BOARD: Black Friday - yes or no?

RETAIL ADVISORY BOARD: Black Friday - yes or no?

NEWS

This month, we ask out retail advisory board: Is Black Friday something retailers across the board should be considering in 2015, and what is the knock-on effect for the MI ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 30th 2015 at 11:27AM
Orange sponsors The Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2015

Orange sponsors The Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2015

NEWS

Orange Amplification has announced it will be the headline sponsor of The Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2015.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Mar 30th 2015 at 11:15AM

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WE CAN ORDER IT IN: Aquaggaswack

WE CAN ORDER IT IN: Aquaggaswack

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Don’t get caught out by that enquiry for something really specialist...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 30th 2015 at 9:56AM
£4m boost for schools as Government secures music copyright deals

£4m boost for schools as Government secures music copyright deals

NEWS

Schools and local authorities throughout England will collectively save around £4m after a new agreement was inked for rights to the use of music in schools, the Government confirmed today ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 27th 2015 at 11:01AM
Q&A: Philip Gilley, CEO, Notes for Notes

Q&A: Philip Gilley, CEO, Notes for Notes

NEWS

Philip Gilley, CEO for non-profit organisation Notes for Notes tells the MI Report about its work for the music education sector…

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 27th 2015 at 10:10AM
TOP 10: This week's most read stories

TOP 10: This week's most read stories

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As another week comes to an end, we check out the most read stories of the past seven days.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Mar 27th 2015 at 9:44AM

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Brian Nicol (UPDATED)

Brian Nicol (UPDATED)

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Barnes & Mullins has announced the passing of area sales manager for Northern England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Rep of Ireland, Brian Nicol, who died on Tuesday, March 24th.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 27th 2015 at 9:02AM
MIRC 2015: Korg UK to showcase Takamine Guitars

MIRC 2015: Korg UK to showcase Takamine Guitars

NEWS

Korg UK will be showcasing lines from Takamine Guitars and Vox alongside its own branded products at this year’s MIRC.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 26th 2015 at 10:49AM
Alfred Music donates instruments to Ukrainian orphanage

Alfred Music donates instruments to Ukrainian orphanage

NEWS

Alfred Music, in collaboration with Daisy Rock Girls Guitars, has thrown its weight behind the Ukuleles for Ukraine project by donating 95 Daisy Rock Girls Guitars Ukulele Starter Packs worth ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 26th 2015 at 10:29AM
Looking for a new job in the music industry? Check out our jobs board

Looking for a new job in the music industry? Check out our jobs board

NEWS

Looking for a new job in the MI industry? Check out some of the latest vacancies added to the MI Pro jobs page.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 26th 2015 at 10:06AM

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LAURA B. WHITMORE: Ladies, just ask

LAURA B. WHITMORE: Ladies, just ask

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This month, MI Pro columnist, Laura B. Whitmore, looks at how women can achieve more in business by overcoming certain mindsets…

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 26th 2015 at 9:46AM

Orchestral Buyer

UK - North

Gear4music are one of the largest and fastest growing UK retailers of musical instruments and music equipment.

BIRKETTS: Is selective distribution key to staying in control?

BIRKETTS: Is selective distribution key to staying in control?

NEWS

In this article, Rafael Ruiz, partner at legal specialist, Birketts, considers what a selective distribution system is, when it can be used, and the pros and cons of doing ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 25th 2015 at 10:26AM
SPECIAL FOCUS: Drums and percussion

SPECIAL FOCUS: Drums and percussion

NEWS

As retailers continue to feel the sharp pinch of the recession, MI Pro provides a monthly snapshot of each sector of the market. This month, we catch up with some ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 25th 2015 at 10:09AM

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INTERVIEW: Brian Cleary, joint MD, Barnes & Mullins

INTERVIEW: Brian Cleary, joint MD, Barnes & Mullins

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The future of Peavey’s UK distribution is now in the hands of Barnes & Mullins, marking a significant expansion back into big-box audio for the Oswestry-based distributor, cementing its position ...

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Mar 25th 2015 at 9:51AM

Area Sales Manager – Guitar and Backline Division

UK - Midlands

“Headstock Distribution Ltd” requires an experienced “Area Sales Manager” to service the Midlands territory for the guitar and backline division.

Yamaha and Jazz FM launch Replay Project for lapsed musicians

Yamaha and Jazz FM launch Replay Project for lapsed musicians

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Yamaha and Jazz FM have teamed up to launch the Replay Project, which aims to get lapsed musicians playing again by placing them centre-stage at a UK festival alongside the ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 24th 2015 at 11:42AM
Orange sponsors Rock the House final

Orange sponsors Rock the House final

NEWS

Orange Amplification was the headline sponsor of the final of the Rock the House competition, held on Wednesday 18th March 2015.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Mar 24th 2015 at 10:54AM
Q&A: Beth Marlis, VP of industry and community, Musicians' Institute

Q&A: Beth Marlis, VP of industry and community, Musicians' Institute

NEWS

Beth Marlis, vice president of industry and community relations/senior guitar faculty member at the Musicians’ Institute, tells the MI Report about her 28 years with the organisation and its extensive ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 24th 2015 at 10:30AM
Martin promotes Theresa Hoffman to international sales manager

Martin promotes Theresa Hoffman to international sales manager

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C. F. Martin & Co. has announced the promotion of Theresa Hoffman to international sales manager.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Mar 24th 2015 at 10:04AM
Biggest Learn To Play Day to date

Biggest Learn To Play Day to date

NEWS

This year’s Learn To Play Day had its most successful year yet, with more venues taking part, and even more lessons given, than ever.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Mar 23rd 2015 at 11:40AM
OPINION: Andrew Higgins on the value of sheet music

OPINION: Andrew Higgins on the value of sheet music

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As with most specialist sectors, sheet music, for many years, existed on its own terms, remaining largely unaffected by general market trends. These days, however, it is facing the strain ...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Mar 23rd 2015 at 9:51AM
MIRC 2015: Casio to highlight product innovation at this year's show

MIRC 2015: Casio to highlight product innovation at this year's show

NEWS

Casio will be presenting its latest range of instruments at MIRC 2015, with a focus on product innovation.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 23rd 2015 at 9:47AM