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Crowdfunding Corner: Sensory Percussion, Remidi T8, MOD duo, ElectroPhonic Guitar

Crowdfunding Corner: Sensory Percussion, Remidi T8, MOD duo, ElectroPhonic Guitar

NEWS

MI Pro takes a look at the latest MI projects looking for backers, or recently funded, on popular crowdsourcing sites Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jun 30th 2016 at 5:04PM
Uli Behringer picks up Global Audio Industry Leader award

Uli Behringer picks up Global Audio Industry Leader award

NEWS

Head of MUSIC and BEHRINGER founder Uli Behringer has been named 2016’s Global Audio Industry Leader at the annual PALM Sound & Light Awards show.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jun 30th 2016 at 3:14PM
Hal Leonard acquired by Seidler Equity Partners

Hal Leonard acquired by Seidler Equity Partners

NEWS

The world’s largest producer of music performance and music educational publications has been acquired by a private investment firm.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jun 30th 2016 at 1:29PM
Mini Oramics electronic synthesizer finally built 40 years after it was designed

Mini Oramics electronic synthesizer finally built 40 years after it was designed

NEWS

An electronic sequencer and synthesizer has finally been brought to life after its initial design was produced over 40 years ago.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jun 30th 2016 at 11:34AM

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MI industry to come together to discuss Brexit at MI Expo

MI industry to come together to discuss Brexit at MI Expo

NEWS

The MI Expo, in association with Musikmesse, will be hosting a special panel session to discuss what leaving the EU could mean for the MI industry.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jun 30th 2016 at 10:05AM
Will you be stocking wearable tech in the near future?

Will you be stocking wearable tech in the near future?

NEWS

‘Wearable technology’ is a term that’s been banded around in the consumer electronics world for a while now, but should MI retailers be keeping an eye on this fast moving ...

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jun 29th 2016 at 4:14PM
Dream Cymbals rolls out recycling programme to more UK dealers

Dream Cymbals rolls out recycling programme to more UK dealers

NEWS

Dream Cymbals has rolled out its old-for-new recycling programme to a bigger range of authorised UK dealers, with every available brand of B8 - B20 Bronze cast cymbal being valid ...

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jun 29th 2016 at 2:45PM
Former Orange sales director Antony Gunter launches G4 Sales Management

Former Orange sales director Antony Gunter launches G4 Sales Management

NEWS

Industry veteran Antony Gunter has set up a new business called G4 Sales Management.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jun 29th 2016 at 10:26AM

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Musician's Union reacts to Brexit: 'We have serious concerns about what the future holds for our members'

Musician's Union reacts to Brexit: 'We have serious concerns about what the future holds for our members'

NEWS

Unless you’ve been living under a rock and wearing a pair of earplugs, you’ll be well aware that the UK voted to leave the EU last week.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jun 29th 2016 at 9:00AM
Sheila E. honours Prince with new custom DW drum kit

Sheila E. honours Prince with new custom DW drum kit

NEWS

Renowned drummer and percussionist Sheila E. played a one-of-a-kind DW custom kit as part of a special musical celebration honouring Prince at the BET Awards.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jun 28th 2016 at 5:23PM
Orange introduces Crush entry-level bass amp series

Orange introduces Crush entry-level bass amp series

NEW GEAR

Orange has redesigned its entire entry-level bass combo range with the introduction of the Crush bass series.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jun 28th 2016 at 3:16PM
BRC on Brexit: 'Retailers must prepare for significant swings in exchange rate and consumer confidence'

BRC on Brexit: 'Retailers must prepare for significant swings in exchange rate and consumer confidence'

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The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has outlined advice to retailers following the UK’s decision to leave the EU.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jun 28th 2016 at 11:04AM

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Guitar Department Manager

UK

Andertons Music Co (Guildford) runs one of the busiest guitar departments in the UK, with 15 dedicated guitar sales people & a massive selection of products from the worlds leading suppliers. We have a vacancy for an experienced department or store manager to manage our guitar department. The guitar department manager is responsible for managing the sales & staff in that department, ensuring the highest levels of merchandising, and is relied upon for advice regarding purchasing decisions on a daily basis. The department is busy so needs a manager who can think on his/her feet, is very organised & is good with people & numbers. Previous experience within the guitar industry is extremely desirable for this position. It’s a fulltime, 5 day a week position that will include working Saturdays. Salary is extremely competitive for this kind of position.

Spitfire Audio’s new Glass and Steel offers unusual virtual percussion

Spitfire Audio’s new Glass and Steel offers unusual virtual percussion

NEW GEAR

Spitfire Audio has unveiled its new Glass and Steel percussion samples, which feature a selection of mystical sounds created from ...

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jun 28th 2016 at 10:28AM
The best new jobs in the music industry

The best new jobs in the music industry

NEWS

Looking for a new job in the music industry? Check out the latest vacancies on the MI Pro jobs board.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jun 28th 2016 at 9:39AM
WATCH: Converse creates Chuck Taylor with built-in wah-wah pedal

WATCH: Converse creates Chuck Taylor with built-in wah-wah pedal

NEWS

Converse has revealed a new version of its popular Chuck Taylor sneaker aimed at guitarist and featuring an effects pedal built into the sole.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jun 27th 2016 at 2:54PM

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Limited edition MiniBrute and MicroBrute synths launched by Arturia

Limited edition MiniBrute and MicroBrute synths launched by Arturia

NEW GEAR

Music software and hardware developer Arturia has announced the availability of the MiniBrute RED Analog Synthesizer and MicroBrute RED Analog ...

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jun 27th 2016 at 11:32AM
Week-long celebration of National Children's Orchestras starts on Classic FM

Week-long celebration of National Children's Orchestras starts on Classic FM

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Classic FM will be celebrating the work, musicians, and achievements of the National Children’s Orchestras of Great Britain (NCO) all week long through a mixture of on-air and online content.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jun 27th 2016 at 11:07AM
Vintage Nefertiti MKI added to free Nord Piano Library

Vintage Nefertiti MKI added to free Nord Piano Library

NEW GEAR

Nord Keyboards has announced the addition of a new electric piano for free download in the Nord Piano Library.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jun 27th 2016 at 10:37AM
Dealer of the Year, Best Store Design, Best Customer Service and more unveiled at Summer NAMM

Dealer of the Year, Best Store Design, Best Customer Service and more unveiled at Summer NAMM

NEWS

NAMM has recognised seven dealers with special category awards at this year’s Summer NAMM Show.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jun 27th 2016 at 10:10AM
TOP 10: This week's biggest stories

TOP 10: This week's biggest stories

NEWS

As a nation wakes up to the news that it is no longer a part of the EU, we have the small matter of the week’s biggest stories here at ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 24th 2016 at 11:26AM
UK opts for Brexit - could this spell disaster for the music industry?

UK opts for Brexit - could this spell disaster for the music industry?

NEWS

After months of campaigning on both sides, the people of the UK have voted to leave the EU. And, according to several prominent figures in the MI industry, it could ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 24th 2016 at 10:51AM
Crunch time: How 'Brexit' could affect the MI industry

Crunch time: How 'Brexit' could affect the MI industry

NEWS

As a nation holds its breath in anticipation ahead of today’s EU referendum, MI Pro takes a final look at what an EU Exit would mean for the MI industry.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 23rd 2016 at 11:47AM

Band Instruments Area Sales Manager

UK

KORG (UK) Limited are manufacturers of legendary Hi Tech products and iconic VOX amplifications. We also distribute such global music brands as Jupiter band instruments, Takamine guitars, Hartke bass amplification, Mapex drums, Paiste cymbals, Vic Firth sticks and Samson audio for the UK and Ireland. These products are played by immensely successful artists and enthusiasts of all levels – from beginners to superstars.

Editorial changes at MI Pro

Editorial changes at MI Pro

NEWS

Laura Barnes has been appointed editor of MI Pro, joining the title from sister publication PCR (PC Retail).

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 22nd 2016 at 12:58PM