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PRS Foundation and BASCA Trust launch first major UK fund for songwriters and writer-producers

PRS Foundation and BASCA Trust launch first major UK fund for songwriters and writer-producers

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PRS Foundation has launched The Writer Producer Fund to offer a new opportunity for songwriters and writer-producers to further develop their careers with grants of up to £10,000.

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 19th 2017 at 11:09AM
High street footfall continues to outperform shopping centres and retail parks

High street footfall continues to outperform shopping centres and retail parks

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Footfall in March grew 1.3% on the previous year, the fastest growth since March 2014, according to the latest BRC-Springboard Footfall and Vacancies monitor.

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 19th 2017 at 10:40AM
Friedman Amps unveils Fuzz Fiend and Motor City Drive pedals

Friedman Amps unveils Fuzz Fiend and Motor City Drive pedals

NEW GEAR

Friedman Amplification has unveiled two new 12AX7 tube-driven pedals, the Fuzz Fiend and Motor City Drive.

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 18th 2017 at 4:13PM
Shure partners with Backstage Academy to support those perusing a career in the live entertainment industry

Shure partners with Backstage Academy to support those perusing a career in the live entertainment industry

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Shure UK has partnered with the Backstage Academy, a West Yorkshire training facility for students wishing to pursue a career in the touring and live entertainment industry.

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 18th 2017 at 3:06PM

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British guitar legend Allan Holdsworth dies aged 70

British guitar legend Allan Holdsworth dies aged 70

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Influential prog-rock guitarist and composer Allan Holdsworth has passed away at the age of 70.

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 18th 2017 at 2:25PM
IK Multimedia introduces Fender Collection 2 for iOS

IK Multimedia introduces Fender Collection 2 for iOS

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IK Multimedia has released its new Fender Collection 2 for AmpliTube – a collection joining classic amps from the early ...

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 18th 2017 at 12:04PM
Drum case maker Protection Racket now offers pet beds

Drum case maker Protection Racket now offers pet beds

NEW GEAR

Protection Racket, the Cornish company best known for its padded drum cases, has entered a brand new market.

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 18th 2017 at 11:52AM
INTERVIEW: 'The MI market is being brought into the mobile age, and we're taking full advantage' - Fret Zeppelin

INTERVIEW: 'The MI market is being brought into the mobile age, and we're taking full advantage' - Fret Zeppelin

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In a recent Crowdfunding Corner, we featured Fret Zeppelin – a digital training tool that fits right onto the neck of a guitar to help guitarist learn chords and ...

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 18th 2017 at 10:59AM

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SUPERBOOTH17

SUPERBOOTH17

EVENTS
Apr 20th 2017 - Apr 22nd 2017

Location: Berlin

The annual European trade fair is dedicated to electronic musical instruments.

Here's who won at the 2017 European Musical Instrument Dealer Awards

Here's who won at the 2017 European Musical Instrument Dealer Awards

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The 2017 European Musical Instrument Dealer Awards (EMIDA) took place last week to celebrate the best MI dealers in the industry.

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 17th 2017 at 4:52PM
The Music Shipping Company to distribute Leathergraft straps in the UK

The Music Shipping Company to distribute Leathergraft straps in the UK

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The Music Shipping Company (MSC) has announced that it will now offer UK distribution for leading instrument strap manufacturer Leathergraft.

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 17th 2017 at 3:34PM
Retailers should make the most of online shoppers as well as high street visitors over Easter weekend

Retailers should make the most of online shoppers as well as high street visitors over Easter weekend

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Easter Weekend is almost here, and retail experts are predicting an increase of 8.8% in high street footfall compared to last year.

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 13th 2017 at 11:58AM

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Top 10 stories of the week: Best of Musikmesse, Etihad bans instruments as carry on, Andertons raises money for charity

Top 10 stories of the week: Best of Musikmesse, Etihad bans instruments as carry on, Andertons raises money for charity

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The biggest story on MI Pro this week was our ‘Best of Musikmesse 2017’ roundup, featuring pictures, videos, new gear announcements and award winners from this year’s trade show.

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 13th 2017 at 10:34AM
The North West Guitar Show 2017

The North West Guitar Show 2017

EVENTS
May 14th 2017

Location: UK

Now in its 20th year, the North West Guitar Show returns to its most popular venue yet at Haydock Park Racecourse Exhibition Centre.

Radikal Technologies releases Eurorack-compatible Swarm Oscillator

Radikal Technologies releases Eurorack-compatible Swarm Oscillator

NEW GEAR

Radikal Technologies has announced the availability of its RT-311 Swarm Oscillator – an advanced DSP-driven Eurorack-compatible oscillator module.

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 12th 2017 at 4:42PM