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Paul Cobbett

Paul Cobbett

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Percussion Plus has announced the passing of its managing director Paul Cobbett on Tuesday August 25th 2015 after a long, courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

by Adam Savage
on Sep 2nd 2015 at 4:57PM
Casio lifts the lid on new Celviano Grand Hybrid pianos

Casio lifts the lid on new Celviano Grand Hybrid pianos

NEW GEAR

Casio has today unveiled its brand new Celviano Grand Hybrid line-up of digital pianos at a special launch event in ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Sep 2nd 2015 at 11:00AM
Music Shipping Company launches new website

Music Shipping Company launches new website

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The Music Shipping Company has unveiled a brand new website, offering greater functionality for both retailers and end-users.

by Adam Savage
on Sep 2nd 2015 at 10:10AM
New Subway Bass Series from Mesa

New Subway Bass Series from Mesa

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Mesa has announced its all-new portable Subway Bass Series, designed to meet the demand for great tone in a simple, accessible package.

by Adam Savage
on Sep 2nd 2015 at 9:24AM

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Musical Instruments and Technology Show called off

Musical Instruments and Technology Show called off

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The Musical Instruments and Technology Show (MITS) has been cancelled, event organiser Hamerville has confirmed.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Sep 2nd 2015 at 7:26AM
Manson's Guitar Show artist line-up confirmed

Manson's Guitar Show artist line-up confirmed

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The artist line-up for next month’s Manson’s Guitar Show have been confirmed, with several demos to be held throughout the day.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 31st 2015 at 2:03PM
INTERVIEW: John J. Presley on 'White Ink' and his love of vintage gear

INTERVIEW: John J. Presley on 'White Ink' and his love of vintage gear

NEWS

Following the release of his 2014 singles ‘Honeybee’ abd ‘Left’, John J. Presley recently unveiled his debut EP White Ink – a bristling concoction of blues, rock and a dash ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 31st 2015 at 9:06AM
MUSICIANS' UNION: Why should musicians be expected to work for free?

MUSICIANS' UNION: Why should musicians be expected to work for free?

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MI Pro is delighted to present the first in a new series of regular columns from the Musicians’ Union (MU), in which the organisations tells us about its Work ...

on Aug 28th 2015 at 11:30AM

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TOP 10: This week's most read stories

TOP 10: This week's most read stories

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It’s been a busy seven days in the world of MI, with a US court clearing Gibson, Fender and Guitar Center of price fixing allegations and Premier breaking its silence ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 28th 2015 at 10:27AM
Audio-Technica introduces new wood-constructed headphones

Audio-Technica introduces new wood-constructed headphones

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Audio-Technica has released its first set of wood-constructed, hi-fi headphones since 2010 in the form of the W1000Z.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 27th 2015 at 5:01PM
RETAIL PROFILE: dD Drums

RETAIL PROFILE: dD Drums

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This month’s retail profile looks at Falkirk-based drums specialist dD Drums. Founder, David Dowell, tells us MI Pro how the business has coped with the challenging economic climate its ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 27th 2015 at 3:04PM

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Yamaha is the world’s most successful and diverse manufacturer of musical instruments for professional musicians, educators and the vast numbers of inspired amateurs throughout the world.

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ROUND UP: This month's top launches

ROUND UP: This month's top launches

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As August draws to a close, we round up some of the month’s most eye catching product launches.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 27th 2015 at 11:40AM
New Washburn Comfort Series Auditorium guitar

New Washburn Comfort Series Auditorium guitar

NEW GEAR

Washburn Guitars has announced the immediate availability of its new Comfort Series Grand Auditorium model.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 27th 2015 at 10:03AM
Court clears Gibson, Fender and Guitar Center of price fix allegations

Court clears Gibson, Fender and Guitar Center of price fix allegations

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Gibson, Fender and Guitar Center have been cleared of price fixing allegations in a ruling in the US Ninth Circuit Court.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 26th 2015 at 2:54PM
RETAIL ADVISORY BOARD: In-store sales vs web sales

RETAIL ADVISORY BOARD: In-store sales vs web sales

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This month, we ask our retail advisory board: How do your online sales compare to physical, in-store sales?

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 26th 2015 at 11:40AM

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Novation collaborates with record label Ninja Tune on new artist packs

Novation collaborates with record label Ninja Tune on new artist packs

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Novation has teamed up with record label Ninja Tune to launch a new series artist sound packs on the firm’s Launchpad iOS app for iPhone and iPad.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 25th 2015 at 3:58PM
Korg UK bolsters sales team

Korg UK bolsters sales team

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Korg UK has appointed Adam Whittle as its new area sales manager for the north and Ireland for Korg Hi-Tech and Samson pro audio products.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 25th 2015 at 2:30PM
New live music venue to open in Edinburgh

New live music venue to open in Edinburgh

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Edinburgh’s Old Town is about to get a new 900-capacity live music venue in the form of Stramash.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 25th 2015 at 11:37AM
BPM 2015 seeking next Freestyle DJ champion

BPM 2015 seeking next Freestyle DJ champion

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This year’s BPM DJ and electronic music production show will see the return of the Freestyle DJ Competition.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 25th 2015 at 10:58AM
INFOGRAPHIC: 7 tips for surviving Reading and Leeds Festivals

INFOGRAPHIC: 7 tips for surviving Reading and Leeds Festivals

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Many of you will no doubt be heading to this weekend’s Reading and Leeds Festivals, so why not check out this seven-step survival guide from SmartBuyGlasses.co.uk.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 25th 2015 at 9:45AM
Music Education Expo 2016: Free registration now open

Music Education Expo 2016: Free registration now open

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Free registration for the 2016 Music Education Expo is now open.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 24th 2015 at 2:59PM
OPINION: UK piano manufacture alive and well; keyboards not the enemy

OPINION: UK piano manufacture alive and well; keyboards not the enemy

NEWS

Adam Cox, managing director at Cavendish Pianos/Yorkshire Pianos, has his say on the state of the UK piano market…

on Aug 24th 2015 at 11:06AM
VIDEO: Parkman Sunglasses made from Patterson Guitars

VIDEO: Parkman Sunglasses made from Patterson Guitars

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Parkman Sunglasses has joined forces with Patterson Guitars to launch a range of shades made from leftover guitar wood.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 24th 2015 at 9:58AM
'Global MI market will reach total value of $17.63 billion by 2019'

'Global MI market will reach total value of $17.63 billion by 2019'

NEWS

MI Pro has been given access to a new report from Technavio Research entitled Global Musical Instruments Market 2015 Report, which forecasts 2.24 per cent growth for the industry ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 24th 2015 at 8:42AM