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UK's first ever live music census launches

UK's first ever live music census launches

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A nationwide online survey for musicians, venues, promoters and audiences has launched to help measure live music’s cultural and economic value.

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 27th 2017 at 11:09AM
John Kaukis joins Adam Hall Group's UK sales team

John Kaukis joins Adam Hall Group's UK sales team

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The Adam Hall Group has appointed John Kaukis as its new sales manager for UK and Ireland retail.

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 27th 2017 at 10:29AM
Retailers continue to reassess staffing levels as number of full-time jobs declines

Retailers continue to reassess staffing levels as number of full-time jobs declines

NEWS

Q1’s BRC Retail Employment Monitor reveals that the equivalent number of full time jobs fell by 3.9% compared with the same quarter a year ago.

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 27th 2017 at 9:56AM
Orange Amps sponsors DesertFest 2017

Orange Amps sponsors DesertFest 2017

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Orange Amplification has announced that it will be sponsoring this year’s DesertFest, the UK’s premier independent Stoner Rock, Doom, Psych and Sludge music festival.

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 26th 2017 at 3:03PM

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What do consumers really want from retailers in the near future?

What do consumers really want from retailers in the near future?

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As anyone who works within the retail industry is fully aware, the market is always evolving.

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 26th 2017 at 12:10PM
Folk duo Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman appeal for help after instruments stolen from Premier Inn car park

Folk duo Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman appeal for help after instruments stolen from Premier Inn car park

NEWS

Award-winning folk duo Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have had a number of instruments and musical gear stolen from their vehicle at a Premier Inn in Petersfield, Hampshire.

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 26th 2017 at 10:59AM
DW TV Show tour with Virgil Donati and Thomas Lang

DW TV Show tour with Virgil Donati and Thomas Lang

EVENTS
May 30th 2017 - Jun 12th 2017

Location: Various

Virgil Donati (Alan Holdsworth/Planet X) and Thomas Lang (Paul Gilbert/stOrk) will headline the “DW TV Show” tour.

Fender further evolves in the digital space with acquisition of Riffstation developer Sonic Ladder

Fender further evolves in the digital space with acquisition of Riffstation developer Sonic Ladder

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Fender has announced the acquisition of Sonic Ladder – a software development firm based in Dublin, Ireland.

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 25th 2017 at 5:01PM

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Sheet Music Plus celebrates 20-year anniversary with online promotions

Sheet Music Plus celebrates 20-year anniversary with online promotions

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The world’s largest online sheet music retailer is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 25th 2017 at 2:41PM
Pons Guitars looking for distribution partners for its modular guitars

Pons Guitars looking for distribution partners for its modular guitars

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Showcased at this year’s Musikmesse, Pons Guitars’ range of instruments with interchangeable bodies caught quite a bit of attention.

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 25th 2017 at 1:05PM
Midlands Cultural Manifesto to help provide long-term work for musicians

Midlands Cultural Manifesto to help provide long-term work for musicians

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The Musicians’ Union (MU), along with a number of other entertainment unions, has worked with Midlands TUC to product a Culture Manifesto for the region.

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 25th 2017 at 12:04PM
JHS to offer trade discounts to dealers participating in Learn To Play Day 2017

JHS to offer trade discounts to dealers participating in Learn To Play Day 2017

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JHS is showing its support for National Learn to Play Day 2017 by offering participating dealers a special trade discount on any orders placed specifically for stock in preparation for ...

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 25th 2017 at 11:51AM

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Fair Deal Music celebrates 30th year with shop expansion housing Birmingham's largest piano showroom

Fair Deal Music celebrates 30th year with shop expansion housing Birmingham's largest piano showroom

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Birmingham’s longest running independent music store Fair Deal Music first opened it’s doors in the old Bullring in 1987, supplying instruments and offering valuable advice to a plethora of musicians.

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 25th 2017 at 11:13AM
Ed Sheeran 'Divide' signature Martin guitar unveiled

Ed Sheeran 'Divide' signature Martin guitar unveiled

NEW GEAR

Westside Distribution has unveiled specs and images for the new Martin XL Ed Sheeran ‘Divide’ signature edition acoustic guitar.

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 25th 2017 at 10:22AM
National Youth Folk Ensemble holding auditions for new members

National Youth Folk Ensemble holding auditions for new members

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The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) has launched a nationwide search for young musicians to join the National Youth Folk Ensemble.

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 24th 2017 at 5:11PM