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INTERVIEW: How First Timers Festival is helping to make the UK music scene more diverse

INTERVIEW: How First Timers Festival is helping to make the UK music scene more diverse

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The UK has a history of producing fantastic bands that have become household names around the globe.

Laura  Barnes
on Feb 27th 2017 at 11:18AM
INTERVIEW: Skunk Anansie's Ace talks music education, career highlights and how musicians survive in today's industry

INTERVIEW: Skunk Anansie's Ace talks music education, career highlights and how musicians survive in today's industry

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MI Pro editor Laura Barnes caught up with Skunk Anansie guitarist Ace ahead of the band’s sold out Brixton Academy show to find out more about his work in education ...

Laura  Barnes
on Feb 1st 2017 at 10:10AM
INTERVIEW: Elixir discusses its new Optiweb strings ahead of the product's NAMM launch

INTERVIEW: Elixir discusses its new Optiweb strings ahead of the product's NAMM launch

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Elixir Strings will be launching a brand new range of Obtiweb strings at this year’s Winter NAMM show.

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 18th 2017 at 10:00AM
9 important and revealing artist interviews from 2016

9 important and revealing artist interviews from 2016

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2016 was certainly an interesting time for music and musical artists. We saw a worryingly large number of utterly iconic figures such as David Bowie, Prince and Leonard Cohen pass ...

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 4th 2017 at 3:12PM

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INTERVIEW: How FRETX could mark the end of the humble chord book

INTERVIEW: How FRETX could mark the end of the humble chord book

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In a recent MI Pro Crowdfunding Corner, we featured FRETX – the new gadget aimed at aiding those learning to play the guitar.

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 3rd 2017 at 11:28AM
INTERVIEW: Standley's co-founder talks about the world's first click-on guitar stand

INTERVIEW: Standley's co-founder talks about the world's first click-on guitar stand

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In a recent MI Pro Crowdfunding Corner, we featured Standley – the new lightweight guitar stand that clicks directly onto the bottom of the instrument.

Laura  Barnes
on Dec 20th 2016 at 9:53AM
INTERVIEW: CIVIL CIVIC on ignoring the rules of established genres and why MI stores are essential

INTERVIEW: CIVIL CIVIC on ignoring the rules of established genres and why MI stores are essential

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MI Pro editor Laura Barnes caught up with instrumental rock duo CIVIL CIVIC to talk about making their new album, what gear they use and more.

Laura  Barnes
on Nov 15th 2016 at 10:42AM
Open To Question: Musikmesse's Michael Biwer answers YOUR questions

Open To Question: Musikmesse's Michael Biwer answers YOUR questions

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MI Pro’s Open To Question interviews series is back, and this time Musikemesse’s Michael Biwer is in the hot seat.

Laura  Barnes
on Nov 7th 2016 at 2:43PM

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INTERVIEW: I Like Trains talk about their new documentary and working with charity Youth Music

INTERVIEW: I Like Trains talk about their new documentary and working with charity Youth Music

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MI Pro editor Laura Barnes sits down with I Like Trains frontman David Martin and guitarist Ian Jarrold to talk about the band’s documentary A Divorce Before Marriage, coming ...

Laura  Barnes
on Oct 26th 2016 at 3:47PM
INTERVIEW: NYAI talk about their new album, Japan's music scene and why it's hard to break the US and UK

INTERVIEW: NYAI talk about their new album, Japan's music scene and why it's hard to break the US and UK

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MI Pro editor Laura Barnes chats to NYAI frontman Takuchan about the band’s Western influences, what gear they use and why many Japanese bands find it difficult to crack the ...

Laura  Barnes
on Oct 24th 2016 at 11:27AM
BOUTIQUE WEEK: Liberty Drums - 'The future is boutique, and it's growing globally'

BOUTIQUE WEEK: Liberty Drums - 'The future is boutique, and it's growing globally'

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It’s day four of our drum-focused Boutique Week, where we highlight some of the most exciting bespoke drum kit manufacturers in the UK.

Laura  Barnes
on Oct 20th 2016 at 11:35AM
BOUTIQUE WEEK: Animal Custom Drums - 'If customers want to see a certain brand in retail stores, it will happen'

BOUTIQUE WEEK: Animal Custom Drums - 'If customers want to see a certain brand in retail stores, it will happen'

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Day three of our drum-focused Boutique Week sees us chatting to Yorkshire-based bespoke brand Animal Custom Drums.

Laura  Barnes
on Oct 19th 2016 at 10:52AM

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BOUTIQUE WEEK: Morgan Davies Drums - 'It's going to get easier for start-ups to go direct to consumers'

BOUTIQUE WEEK: Morgan Davies Drums - 'It's going to get easier for start-ups to go direct to consumers'

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As we continue our drum-focused Boutique Week, today we chat to Morgan Davies Drums.

Laura  Barnes
on Oct 18th 2016 at 10:34AM
BOUTIQUE WEEK: AD Drums - 'Not all bespoke companies are out to make millions of pounds'

BOUTIQUE WEEK: AD Drums - 'Not all bespoke companies are out to make millions of pounds'

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MI Pro has kicked off another Boutique Week, this time focussing on some of the UK’s most innovative and exciting custom drum kit manufacturers.

Laura  Barnes
on Oct 17th 2016 at 10:52AM
INTERVIEW: 'Wearable tech and VR will completely change the way we approach music creation' - Remidi CEO

INTERVIEW: 'Wearable tech and VR will completely change the way we approach music creation' - Remidi CEO

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In a recent MI Pro Crowdfunding Corner we featured the Remidi T8 – a sensor-loaded glove and MIDI wrist controller that lets you use your hands as a musical instrument.

Laura  Barnes
on Oct 13th 2016 at 11:56AM