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REVIEW: Promark FireGrain drumsticks

REVIEW: Promark FireGrain drumsticks

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Hickory is the most popular choice of wood to make drumsticks out of, thanks to its durability and resilience. With its brand new FireGrain range, Promark by D’Addario believes it ...

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 22nd 2017 at 11:13AM
5 questions for Classic FM's Music Teacher of the Year

5 questions for Classic FM's Music Teacher of the Year

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Last month, Linda Filby-Borrett was presented with the Lifetime Achievement award at Classic FM’s Music Teacher of the Year Awards 2017 with Casio and ABRSM.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 21st 2017 at 4:14PM
Over half of global POS transactions to be contactless by 2022

Over half of global POS transactions to be contactless by 2022

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53% of global transactions at POS (point of sale) will be contactless within 5 years, compared to just 15% this year.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 21st 2017 at 3:13PM
ACM launches Music Production Scholarship worth £27,000

ACM launches Music Production Scholarship worth £27,000

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The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) has announced a brand new Music Production Scholarship in partnership with Music Gateway.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 21st 2017 at 2:34PM

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3 key trends retailers should know in the run up to Black Friday

3 key trends retailers should know in the run up to Black Friday

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It might feel a bit odd discussing Black Friday in August, but there are less than 100 days left before one of the biggest retail events in the UK takes ...

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 21st 2017 at 11:49AM
Orange Amps appoints Tim Ireland as new Managing Director

Orange Amps appoints Tim Ireland as new Managing Director

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Orange Amps has announced that Tim Ireland is the firm’s new managing director with effect from today (August 21st).

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 21st 2017 at 11:08AM
OPINION: Should music teachers strive for perfection or participation?

OPINION: Should music teachers strive for perfection or participation?

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In the world of music we hear the word ‘talent’ an awful lot. And the general opinion is that some people have a natural talent and others just don’t.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 21st 2017 at 10:10AM
EHX reissues Green Russian Big Muff

EHX reissues Green Russian Big Muff

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Electro-Harmonix has announced that due to ‘overwhelming demand’, it has reissued its cult classic Green Russian Big Muff pedal.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 18th 2017 at 4:17PM

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Sad to hear Big Ben's bell end? Martin Audio may have a solution

Sad to hear Big Ben's bell end? Martin Audio may have a solution

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Martin Audio has offered a solution for those sad to hear Big Ben’s bell end on August 21st.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 18th 2017 at 3:53PM
Ex Cure guitarist Perry Bamonte's collection of instruments to be auctioned

Ex Cure guitarist Perry Bamonte's collection of instruments to be auctioned

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Gardiner Houlgate auction rooms will be auctioning 28 guitars from Perry Bamonte’s personal collection.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 18th 2017 at 12:03PM
A-Level results show 'deep concerns' about uptake of music lessons

A-Level results show 'deep concerns' about uptake of music lessons

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This week, A-level and AS level results were released for schools in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. But while students celebrated their achievements, the results from the Joint Council of ...

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 18th 2017 at 11:03AM
Top 10 stories of the week: Industry opinions on Aldi MI range, Gibson trademark infringement, D'Addario Europe

Top 10 stories of the week: Industry opinions on Aldi MI range, Gibson trademark infringement, D'Addario Europe

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This week, our most popular story has been our round up of industry opinions on Aldi’s new range of low-cost musical instruments.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 18th 2017 at 10:35AM

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Native Instruments collaborates with Sonuscore for new Symphony Series - Percussion

Native Instruments collaborates with Sonuscore for new Symphony Series - Percussion

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Created in collaboration with Sonuscore, Native Instruments’ Symphony Series – Percussion offers the range and playability to meet the needs ...

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 17th 2017 at 4:50PM
WATCH: IK Multimedia teases all-in-one music production station

WATCH: IK Multimedia teases all-in-one music production station

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IK Multimedia has released as teaser trailer of a brand new all-in-one music production station, which will be unveiled in full at the end of the month.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 17th 2017 at 3:13PM
DigiTech's SDRUM pedal is the 'world's first intelligent drum machine for guitarists'

DigiTech's SDRUM pedal is the 'world's first intelligent drum machine for guitarists'

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DigiTech by HARMAN’s new SDRUM Strummable Drums pedal is now available from UK distributor Sound Technology.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 17th 2017 at 2:31PM