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Can MI retailers cash in on Amazon Prime Day?

Can MI retailers cash in on Amazon Prime Day?

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Today (July 11th) is Amazon Prime Day – a Black Friday-like event that the retail giant kick-started in 2015 to offer exclusive deals to its Prime customers.

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 11th 2017 at 11:49AM
OPINION: Are working class acts being drowned out at Glastonbury?

OPINION: Are working class acts being drowned out at Glastonbury?

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In her latest column for MI Pro, radio presenter and DJ Rowena Lewis chats about Glastonbury, Jeremy Corbyn's appearance, and why the festival’s line-up isn’t quite as diverse as you ...

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 4th 2017 at 5:00PM
OPINION: Why the whole of the MI industry should support music lessons

OPINION: Why the whole of the MI industry should support music lessons

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The likes of ISM have been campaigning heavily to protect creative subjects in schools, but is the wider musical instrument industry doing enough to support the continuation of music lessons?

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 4th 2017 at 11:58AM
Are holographic teachers the future of music education?

Are holographic teachers the future of music education?

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It wasn’t too long ago that our vision of what the near future would look like consisted of robots and machines helping humans go about their daily lives, serving them ...

Laura  Barnes
on Jun 22nd 2017 at 11:16AM

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How to design an efficient e-commerce website for today's 'mobile first' consumers

How to design an efficient e-commerce website for today's 'mobile first' consumers

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Ben Morgan, head of partnerships at unbiased price search engine Pricesearcher.com, outlines a number of practical tips for creating the ideal e-commerce website for today’s ‘mobile first’ consumers…

Laura  Barnes
on Jun 13th 2017 at 10:29AM
OPINION: Hung parliament shows the industry's future workforce want change

OPINION: Hung parliament shows the industry's future workforce want change

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MI Pro editor Laura Barnes gives her personal view on what a potential coalition government could mean for Brexit negotiations...

Laura  Barnes
on Jun 9th 2017 at 11:04AM
ISM's top tips for musicians working abroad

ISM's top tips for musicians working abroad

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The prospect of travelling abroad to make music, especially on a professional basis, is a dream of many musicians. In its latest column for MI Pro, the Incorporated Society of ...

Laura  Barnes
on May 25th 2017 at 3:54PM
How to record your guitar at home

How to record your guitar at home

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Whether you’re looking to record some quick ideas or start composing full songs, Pedal Rockstar’s Nik has you covered with these handy tips.

Laura  Barnes
on May 9th 2017 at 12:09PM

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OPINION: How 'influencers' can help MI brands reach new markets

OPINION: How 'influencers' can help MI brands reach new markets

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Mimram Media’s Darrell Carter looks at how influential bloggers and YouTubers can help boost brands, and why the MI market should get in on the action.

Laura  Barnes
on May 5th 2017 at 12:11PM
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
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
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

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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