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Barnes & Mullins expands Peavey partnership

Barnes & Mullins expands Peavey partnership

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Peavey Commercial Audio has signed a new UK distribution deal with Barnes & Mullins after ending a three-year partnership with the Midwich Group.

Laura  Barnes
on May 5th 2017 at 11:25AM
OPINION: Why we need to keep calling out sexism in the music industry

OPINION: Why we need to keep calling out sexism in the music industry

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In her first column for MI Pro, radio presenter and DJ Rowena Lewis looks at recent cases of sexist incidents from bands, how they affect their fans, and why we ...

Laura  Barnes
on May 4th 2017 at 12:10PM
Crowdfunding Corner: Loog Pro, Groove guitar picks, Minijam Studio, Drumistic

Crowdfunding Corner: Loog Pro, Groove guitar picks, Minijam Studio, Drumistic

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MI Pro checks out the latest musical instrument projects looking for backers, or recently funded, on popular crowdsourcing sites Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

Laura  Barnes
on May 3rd 2017 at 12:11PM
Is it time MI retailers embraced the vinyl revival?

Is it time MI retailers embraced the vinyl revival?

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The 10th annual Record Store Day took place on Saturday April 22nd, and early data suggest sales grew by 10% this year.

Laura  Barnes
on May 2nd 2017 at 12:10PM

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Labour politician Michael Dugher becomes new UK Music chief executive

Labour politician Michael Dugher becomes new UK Music chief executive

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UK Music has announced that Labour politician Michael Dugher will be its new chief executive.

Laura  Barnes
on May 2nd 2017 at 10:07AM
Scientists advise young children to learn an instrument to improve intelligence

Scientists advise young children to learn an instrument to improve intelligence

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A new scientific study has found that listening to and playing music has a significant effect on the brain, and learning an instrument from a young age helps improve IQ ...

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 28th 2017 at 11:08AM
Top 10 stories of the week: What consumers really want, Ed Sheeran signature Martin guitar, Fair Deal Music expansion

Top 10 stories of the week: What consumers really want, Ed Sheeran signature Martin guitar, Fair Deal Music expansion

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Our most popular article this week is our look at the retail technology of the near future, and what shoppers want from a retail app.

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 28th 2017 at 10:28AM
ISM awards Oliver Knussen CBE with Distinguished Musician Award

ISM awards Oliver Knussen CBE with Distinguished Musician Award

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The eminent composer-conductor Oliver Knussen CBE has been awarded the ISM Distinguished Musician Award 2016 for his extraordinary services to music as a leading figure in contemporary classical music.

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 27th 2017 at 5:30PM

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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

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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

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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
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