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FORUM: Music education victory

FORUM: Music education victory

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We asked leading figures in the Protect Music Education campaign for their reaction to their recent triumph...

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Sep 17th 2014 at 3:23PM
Pioneer to sell off DJ division to KKR

Pioneer to sell off DJ division to KKR

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Reports from the US say that Pioneer is selling off its DJ division to private equity giant KKR for $550m.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Sep 17th 2014 at 1:06PM
Did you see yourself on telly?

Did you see yourself on telly?

NEWS

James Rhodes' Don't Stop the Music TV campaign came to MIRC this year, you can check out the footage here.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Sep 17th 2014 at 12:13PM
MIA: Learn to Play Day 2015

MIA: Learn to Play Day 2015

NEWS

News on next year’s National Learn to Play Day -  Saturday 21st March 2015. And for the first time this year, Sunday as well, if you want…

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Sep 16th 2014 at 11:42AM

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Keep 'em peeled for nicked Audio-Technica mics

Keep 'em peeled for nicked Audio-Technica mics

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Audio-Technica is asking retailers to be alert after a pallet-load of its ATW-1701 System 10 camera-mount wireless microphone system was stolen.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Sep 16th 2014 at 11:14AM
Tascam adds two more handheld recorders

Tascam adds two more handheld recorders

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Tascam has announced two new hand-held recorders and two new USB Interfaces.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Sep 16th 2014 at 10:39AM
New face boosts Westside drum marketing

New face boosts Westside drum marketing

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Westside has added Tom Winch to its Drum and Percussion division, in the role of artist relations and digital marketing.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Sep 16th 2014 at 10:22AM
The Secret Dealer

The Secret Dealer

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It’s that old chestnut pricing, again. Can manufacturers do anything to influence the online price of their products?

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Sep 15th 2014 at 11:33AM

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MYSTERY SHOPPER: Manchester

MYSTERY SHOPPER: Manchester

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After last month’s online special, our mystery shopper took the roads once again for a trip to Manchester. Here’s what he saw on his travels…

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Sep 15th 2014 at 11:12AM
New report shows upsurge in UK musicians

New report shows upsurge in UK musicians

NEWS

A new report from ABRSM highlighting the state of music education in the UK, shows more children than ever playing instruments.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Sep 15th 2014 at 9:43AM
JHS launching Thomas Blug amp

JHS launching Thomas Blug amp

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JHS is launching the Thomas Blug-backed BluGuitar AMP1, which will be available next month.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Sep 15th 2014 at 9:36AM
TOP TEN: The week's most read stories

TOP TEN: The week's most read stories

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A quick jaunt through the top ten most read stories from the past seven days.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Sep 12th 2014 at 11:18AM

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Guild expands European distribution network

Guild expands European distribution network

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Guild Guitars has named GitaarBizz as the new Guild distributor for Germany, Austria, and the Benelux.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Sep 12th 2014 at 11:11AM
CUK offers new dB five year warranty deal

CUK offers new dB five year warranty deal

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CUK Audio, has announced a free extended warranty on all dB Technologies’ products from approved dealers.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Sep 12th 2014 at 10:52AM
Nevada Music celebrates 45 years in business

Nevada Music celebrates 45 years in business

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Veteran South coast retailer, Nevada Music, is celebrating 45 years in business.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Sep 12th 2014 at 9:55AM
Hans Thomann to speak at Music China

Hans Thomann to speak at Music China

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Hans Thomann will be speaking at Music China as part of the NAMM CMIA Industry Forum.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Sep 11th 2014 at 11:01AM

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Could new Government proposals pose a new threat to music education?

Could new Government proposals pose a new threat to music education?

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The Department for Education has launched a consultation on GCSE, AS and A level music qualifications in schools, which, says the Incorporated Society of Musicians, could pose a significant new ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Sep 11th 2014 at 10:36AM
Rosetti adds Harmon Mutes to distribution line-up

Rosetti adds Harmon Mutes to distribution line-up

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Rosetti has added Harmon Mutes to its line-up of distributed brands.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Sep 11th 2014 at 9:59AM
MU asks TUC to back music venue legislation

MU asks TUC to back music venue legislation

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The Musicians Union (MU) has put a motion to the TUC Congress aiming to offer more protection for live music venues.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Sep 10th 2014 at 9:23AM
James Rhodes education drive continues with 'Don't Stop the Music'

James Rhodes education drive continues with 'Don't Stop the Music'

NEWS

Classical pianist, James Rhodes, whom you may recognise from this year's MIRC, continued his drive for better music education in the UK with his new TV series Don't Stop ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Sep 9th 2014 at 5:21PM
COMMENT: Home comforts

COMMENT: Home comforts

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For some time, traditional recording studios have been displaced by home set-ups as the first port of call for budding bands and aspiring artists. At least that’s been my experience ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Sep 9th 2014 at 12:22PM
Audio sector prepares for Pro Sound Awards

Audio sector prepares for Pro Sound Awards

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There are now just two days to go until the second Pro Sound Awards, in association with Sennheiser and Lab.gruppen.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Sep 9th 2014 at 11:31AM
COLIN REES: Time is money

COLIN REES: Time is money

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Make the most of your time with web shoppers doing their research in-store, says sales expert, Colin Rees

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Sep 9th 2014 at 10:11AM
INTERVIEW: Mark Walsh talks BPM and the first ever PRO

INTERVIEW: Mark Walsh talks BPM and the first ever PRO

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BPM is something of an anomaly amongst MI events. While many have struggled to grow visitor and exhibitor numbers in an ever-challenging market, the annual DJ and electronic production show ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Sep 9th 2014 at 9:00AM
Oh, so that's how you play one....

Oh, so that's how you play one....

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If you're still not sure how you play Nu Desine's Alphasphere electronic instrument, check out the video below.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Sep 8th 2014 at 4:06PM