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71% of customers prefer to shop in-store; Fender and Hendrix the ultimate brand and guitar hero, says survey

71% of customers prefer to shop in-store; Fender and Hendrix the ultimate brand and guitar hero, says survey

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UK guitar nuts have cited Fender as their favourite brand and Jimi Hendrix as their ultimate guitar hero, whilst also showing a strong preference for physical retail over buying online, ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 5th 2016 at 4:37PM
Adam Hall welcomes UK dealers to Barcelona showroom

Adam Hall welcomes UK dealers to Barcelona showroom

NEWS

Last week, Adam Hall welcomed a group of UK dealers to its recently opened Barcelona showroom, offering them a unique chance to get to grips with its latest products and ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 5th 2016 at 3:34PM
ROLI raises $27 million in latest fundraising round

ROLI raises $27 million in latest fundraising round

NEWS

East-London based music Technology firm ROLI has raised $27 million in its Series B fundraising round to help accelerate growth and bring its products to a wider audience.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 5th 2016 at 2:58PM
NAMM announces Music Industry Day

NAMM announces Music Industry Day

NEWS

NAMM has revealed details of a new initiative dubbed Music Industry Day – a one-day event featuring workshops and networking opportunities for music professionals.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 5th 2016 at 9:12AM

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Universal Audio releases exclusive new plugins

Universal Audio releases exclusive new plugins

NEW GEAR

Universal Audio has released its new UAD Software v8.6, featuring two exclusive plugins for UAD hardware and Apollo interfaces.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 4th 2016 at 4:40PM
Brexit: Should we stay or should we go?

Brexit: Should we stay or should we go?

NEWS

On Thursday, June 23rd, Britain will be asked a simple question: should the United Kingdom remain in or leave the European Union?

on May 4th 2016 at 3:53PM
2017 She Rocks Awards nominations now open

2017 She Rocks Awards nominations now open

NEWS

Nominations for the 2017 She Rocks Awards are now open, as the annual event prepares to enter its fifth year.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 4th 2016 at 3:22PM
Taylor donates $400,000 towards ebony conservation cause

Taylor donates $400,000 towards ebony conservation cause

NEWS

Taylor Guitars chief, Bob Taylor, has donated $400,000 to help support ebony conservation research and restoration efforts in Cameroon.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 4th 2016 at 11:20AM

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WATCH: Behind the scenes at Bigfoot Engineering

WATCH: Behind the scenes at Bigfoot Engineering

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Boutique pedal manufacturer, Bigfoot Engineering, has released a new video that delves behind the scenes at the firm’s UK workshop.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 4th 2016 at 11:02AM
UAD Software v8.6 to feature Fender ’55 Tweed Deluxe plugin

UAD Software v8.6 to feature Fender ’55 Tweed Deluxe plugin

NEW GEAR

Universal Audio has released its new UAD Software v8.6, featuring the Fender ’55 Tweed Deluxe plugin.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 4th 2016 at 10:21AM
MI EXPO: Peavey, Studioking, Rock Solid and more to connect with dealers at UK trade show

MI EXPO: Peavey, Studioking, Rock Solid and more to connect with dealers at UK trade show

NEWS

Peavey, Studioking, S. Johnson, Rock Solid and Dubreq are among a raft of leading MI brands, suppliers and service providers that will be looking to connect with UK dealers at ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 3rd 2016 at 12:11PM
Supro bolsters European sales team

Supro bolsters European sales team

NEWS

Supro Amplification has added five new members to its European sales team, its UK and European distributor, JHS, has announced.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 3rd 2016 at 11:24AM

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DR Strings introduces Drop-Down Tuning electric guitar and bass string

DR Strings introduces Drop-Down Tuning electric guitar and bass string

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DR Strings has added to its UK product catalogue with new Drop-Down Tuning (DDT) strings for electric guitar and bass.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 3rd 2016 at 11:11AM
TC Electronic reveals Sub ‘N’ Up Octaver pedal

TC Electronic reveals Sub ‘N’ Up Octaver pedal

NEW GEAR

TC Electronic has expanded its TonePrint range of pedals with the new Sub ‘N’ Up Octaver.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 3rd 2016 at 11:01AM
70 Tannoy staff set to be made redundant; Coatbridge plant could close

70 Tannoy staff set to be made redundant; Coatbridge plant could close

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MUSIC (formerly Music Group) is proposing to dismiss around 70 members of staff as redundant at its manufacturing plant in Coatbridge, Scotland.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 2nd 2016 at 8:43AM
Peavey to showcase pro audio lines at Plasa Focus

Peavey to showcase pro audio lines at Plasa Focus

NEWS

Barnes & Mullins will be presenting Peavey pro audio products at next month’s Plasa Focus show in Leeds.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 29th 2016 at 11:26AM

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Tombo introduces innovative new chromatic harmonica

Tombo introduces innovative new chromatic harmonica

NEW GEAR

Japanese harmonica specialist Tombo has introduced an innovative new chromatic harmonica in an all-new style – the New ‘μ-01’ (Mew-01).

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 29th 2016 at 10:55AM
TOP 10: This week's biggest stories

TOP 10: This week's biggest stories

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PMT boss, Simon Gilson, tops this week’s list, with both his Open to Question feature and exclusive article on what ‘Brexit’ would mean for the MI market stealing the top ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 29th 2016 at 9:57AM
Remo D. Belli

Remo D. Belli

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Remo D. Belli, founder CEO of Remo drums and percussion, has passed away aged 88.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 28th 2016 at 12:37PM
Time+Space forms distribution partnership with Zynaptiq

Time+Space forms distribution partnership with Zynaptiq

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Time+Space has announced an exclusive distribution partnership with Zynaptiq, a leading software company known for its audio processing plugins.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 28th 2016 at 11:41AM
OPINION: Simon Gilson, PMT, what a 'Brexit' would mean for the industry

OPINION: Simon Gilson, PMT, what a 'Brexit' would mean for the industry

NEWS

In an exclusive article for MI Pro, PMT chief, Simon Gilson, offers his take on what an EU exit or ‘Brexit’ would mean for the UK music industry…

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 28th 2016 at 11:26AM
Barnes & Mullins brings Promuco drumsticks back to the UK market

Barnes & Mullins brings Promuco drumsticks back to the UK market

NEWS

Barnes & Mullins has acquired distribution of UK-based drumstick brand Promuco.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 28th 2016 at 11:07AM
Guitarguitar expands into Europe with new Belgium store

Guitarguitar expands into Europe with new Belgium store

NEWS

Guitarguitar has revealed that it is expanding into the European market with a brand new store in Ghent, Belgium set to open later this summer.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 28th 2016 at 9:58AM
NAMM Top 100 Dealers revealed

NAMM Top 100 Dealers revealed

NEWS

NAMM has revealed its Top 100 Dealers for 2016 ahead of a special gala ceremony, which will see additional awards handed out, on June 24th at the Summer NAMM show ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 27th 2016 at 10:28AM
Musicians' Union backs EU stay

Musicians' Union backs EU stay

NEWS

In its latest MI Pro column, the Musicians’ Union outlines the benefits of staying in the EU…

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 27th 2016 at 10:15AM