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OPINION: Why we shouldn't give up on bricks and mortar retail

OPINION: Why we shouldn't give up on bricks and mortar retail

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Over the past year, retailers have been faced with news story after news story about how footfall is declining on our high streets and more and more physical stores are ...

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 5th 2017 at 10:25AM
ISM on Brexit: 'The relationship between a post-exit UK and the European Single Market is a source of considerable concern'

ISM on Brexit: 'The relationship between a post-exit UK and the European Single Market is a source of considerable concern'

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In its first column for MI Pro, The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) discusses what aspects of musicians' working lives could be affected by today’s triggering of Article 50, and ...

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 29th 2017 at 10:43AM
Feline Guitars’ Tiger Supreme custom build.

The benefits of bespoke: Why custom-built guitars are good value for money

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In case you haven't noticed – boutique is in. Small, hip record labels, artisan bakers, independent cinema and bespoke tailoring are all reportedly thriving (although, for a certain class of ...

on Mar 28th 2017 at 10:22AM
OPINION: Why it's never too late to learn an instrument

OPINION: Why it's never too late to learn an instrument

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Freelance music and technology writer Jessica Walter tells her story of why she picked up the guitar for the first time in her 40s and how it helped her bond ...

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 24th 2017 at 11:15AM

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6 essential characteristics of a good guitar case

6 essential characteristics of a good guitar case

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In his latest MI Pro advice column, Nik from Pedal Rockstar runs down the key attributes of the perfect guitar case…

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 20th 2017 at 10:38AM
OPINION: PMT's Simon Gilson on 'clicks vs. bricks'

OPINION: PMT's Simon Gilson on 'clicks vs. bricks'

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Despite a general consensus in the industry that online is taking over offline sales, the likes of PMT are still expanding their high street offerings. Simon Gilson discusses why he ...

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 9th 2017 at 11:38AM
Amazon Go could mark the start of a major disruption for physical retail stores

Amazon Go could mark the start of a major disruption for physical retail stores

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Is the MI retail industry ready for another disruption? MapsPeople’s Jonas Bersten looks at how the future of retail could be about to change thanks to Amazon’s new Go stores... ...

Laura  Barnes
on Feb 15th 2017 at 11:27AM
Top tips for keeping your guitar safe while travelling

Top tips for keeping your guitar safe while travelling

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Following on from our guide to travelling with a musical instrument, Nik from Pedal Rockstar delves deeper into how to perfectly pack your guitar while on the road and ...

Laura  Barnes
on Feb 9th 2017 at 3:51PM

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BILLY LUNN: A Producer by Necessity (Part Four)

BILLY LUNN: A Producer by Necessity (Part Four)

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The Subways frontman and MI Pro columnist Billy Lunn concludes the story of how he became a ‘producer by necessity’ with this fourth and final instalment of the series, where ...

Laura  Barnes
on Feb 8th 2017 at 10:08AM
How your retail app could be damaging your image

How your retail app could be damaging your image

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As online shopping continues to increase, retailers are not only expected to have an appealing website, but many are also taking advantage of growing habit of shopping via retail apps.

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 23rd 2017 at 3:31PM
MU reacts to Coventry music teachers being made redundant

MU reacts to Coventry music teachers being made redundant

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Coventry Council has decided to make all of its peripatetic music teachers redundant from April this year.

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 23rd 2017 at 2:42PM
Tax returns: The musician's survival guide

Tax returns: The musician's survival guide

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With the January 31st deadline fast approaching, Alistair Bambridge, partner at Bambridge Accountants, talks you through everything a musician needs to know about filing a self-assessment tax return…

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 20th 2017 at 10:26AM

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OPINION: 'Supporting industry initiatives and events are essential to business growth'

OPINION: 'Supporting industry initiatives and events are essential to business growth'

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Kevin Harding, director of the Academy of Music & Sound has expanded on his comments from this month’s Advisory Board theme to explain why he believes retailers, distributors and manufacturers ...

Laura  Barnes
on Dec 21st 2016 at 5:23PM
MI Industry Advisory Board: What we'd like to see in 2017

MI Industry Advisory Board: What we'd like to see in 2017

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MI Pro’s Advisory Board is back and this month we’re asking our panel what it wants from the industry in 2017.

Laura  Barnes
on Dec 19th 2016 at 10:10AM
7 reasons why you should learn a musical instrument in 2017

7 reasons why you should learn a musical instrument in 2017

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Florian Plenge the CEO and co-founder of piano-learning platform Skoove, comments on why you should learn a musical instrument.

Laura  Barnes
on Dec 11th 2016 at 12:21PM