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Roland SH-101 synth gets international release

Roland SH-101 synth gets international release

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Roland has announced the worldwide release of its SH-101 PLUG-OUT software synthesizer for SYSTEM-1.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 29th 2014 at 12:36PM
Learn to Play Day date 2015 confirmed

Learn to Play Day date 2015 confirmed

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The MIA's annual Learn To Play Day has scheduled a date for next year.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Jul 29th 2014 at 11:21AM
Billy Bragg campaign overturns prison ban on steel string guitars

Billy Bragg campaign overturns prison ban on steel string guitars

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A blanket ban on steel string instruments being used in prisons has been overturned following a campaign led by Billy Bragg and MP Kevin Brennan.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 29th 2014 at 11:19AM
WE CAN ORDER IT IN: The Glass Armonica

WE CAN ORDER IT IN: The Glass Armonica

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Don’t get caught out by that enquiry for something really specialist…

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 29th 2014 at 10:49AM

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INTERVIEW: Wye Oak on Shriek, gear and reinvention

INTERVIEW: Wye Oak on Shriek, gear and reinvention

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Marking a major departure from their previous three records, Baltimore duo Wye Oak’s latest release, Shriek (2014), has been the subject of much critical acclaim of late. Daniel Gumble caught ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 29th 2014 at 9:50AM
Korg UK takes on Kicker

Korg UK takes on Kicker

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Korg UK has taken on distribution for Kicker – Sonitus Acoustics’ world-first head to head bass drum muffler.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 28th 2014 at 10:45AM
ABRSM launches pianist practice app

ABRSM launches pianist practice app

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ABRSM, the exam board of the Royal Schools of Music, has launched a Piano Practice Partner app.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Jul 28th 2014 at 9:32AM
Ash Soan tour boosts Sakae

Ash Soan tour boosts Sakae

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UK drumming virtuoso and Sakae artist Ash Soan, is heading out on a UK tour of selected dealers in August.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Jul 28th 2014 at 9:00AM

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Orange cuts ribbon on new Chinese factory

Orange cuts ribbon on new Chinese factory

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Orange has opened a new factory in China in a move to increase its manufacturing capacity and meet growing global sales demand.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 25th 2014 at 10:21AM
TOP TEN: This week's most read stories

TOP TEN: This week's most read stories

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It’s yet another mixed bag of MI news, as we count down the ten biggest stories from the past seven days.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 25th 2014 at 9:06AM
VIDEO: Sticks in Motion drum lessons website launches

VIDEO: Sticks in Motion drum lessons website launches

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Online music education specialist Sticks in Motion has today (Thursday, July 24th) launched a new education website for drummers and percussionists.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 24th 2014 at 2:13PM
D'Addario grows NYXL string line

D'Addario grows NYXL string line

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D’Addario has added to its recently launched line of NYXL electric guitar strings with a number of new gauge options and a complete range of single strings.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 24th 2014 at 12:50PM

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JHS and Nickelodeon launch Ninja Turtle instruments

JHS and Nickelodeon launch Ninja Turtle instruments

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JHS has teamed up with Nickelodeon to launch a range of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles instruments.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Jul 24th 2014 at 10:57AM
Music for All and Andertons charity auction hits £10K mark

Music for All and Andertons charity auction hits £10K mark

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With three days left to run, the charity auction launched by Music for All and Andertons has already hit the £10K mark.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 24th 2014 at 9:57AM
VIDEO: Ronnie Scott's takes stock of Yamaha CF grand piano

VIDEO: Ronnie Scott's takes stock of Yamaha CF grand piano

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Iconic London jazz club Ronnie Scott’s has taken stock of a new Yamaha CF grand piano.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 24th 2014 at 9:39AM
Vintage Guitars secures Czech Republic and Slovakia distribution

Vintage Guitars secures Czech Republic and Slovakia distribution

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JHS has appointed Audio Partner as distributor for its Vintage guitar line for the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 22nd 2014 at 3:53PM

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Rosetti takes on Floyd Rose distribution

Rosetti takes on Floyd Rose distribution

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Rosetti has added tremolo system specialist Floyd Rose to its distribution line-up.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 22nd 2014 at 3:16PM
Industry celebrates as Protect Music Education declares victory

Industry celebrates as Protect Music Education declares victory

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Following the earlier announcement of an additional £17m of funding, the Government has also reversed its recommendation that local authorities stop funding music services.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Jul 22nd 2014 at 2:15PM
Yamaha honours 2014 jazz scholars

Yamaha honours 2014 jazz scholars

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For a record eighth year, Yamaha and Jazzwise, the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group, PPL and 606 Club have provided funding, performance and recording opportunities for some of the ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 22nd 2014 at 11:35AM
£17m victory for Protect Music campaign

£17m victory for Protect Music campaign

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The Protect Music Education campaign has secured an extra £17m of funding for music education hubs in 2015/16.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Jul 22nd 2014 at 11:12AM
Protection Racket reveals new improved website

Protection Racket reveals new improved website

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Bags and cases manufacturer, Protection Racket, has relaunched its website with an all-new design.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 22nd 2014 at 10:42AM
Summer NAMM growth continues with biggest show in six years

Summer NAMM growth continues with biggest show in six years

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Boasting its biggest outing in six years, last week’s Summer NAMM saw 438 exhibitors in attendance at Nashville’s Music City Centre.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 21st 2014 at 10:55AM
Music for All and Andertons 50th anniversary charity auction now open

Music for All and Andertons 50th anniversary charity auction now open

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As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, Andertons and Music for All have launched a charity auction, which is open from today (Monday, July 21st).

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 21st 2014 at 10:04AM
Liam Richards steps up at Polar Audio

Liam Richards steps up at Polar Audio

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As part of its ongoing internal restructure, Polar Audio has promoted technical support engineer, Liam Richards, to the position of technical support manager.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 21st 2014 at 9:36AM
Gunter moves up at Orange

Gunter moves up at Orange

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European and international sales manager, Antony Gunter becomes global sales director.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Jul 18th 2014 at 10:17AM