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BILLY LUNN: A producer by necessity (part two)

BILLY LUNN: A producer by necessity (part two)

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The Subways frontman Billy Lunn continues his three-part column about the changing face of the recording process.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 25th 2016 at 10:53AM
Guitarguitar to open the largest dedicated guitar store in central London

Guitarguitar to open the largest dedicated guitar store in central London

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Retailer guitarguitar will be opening a new 4,000 sq ft store in Camden, London.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 25th 2016 at 10:32AM
Teenage Engineering’s portable synths now shipping to UK stores

Teenage Engineering’s portable synths now shipping to UK stores

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Sound Technology is now stocking and shipping Teenage Engineering’s range of portable synths, pocket operators and accessories, and wireless speakers ...

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 25th 2016 at 10:11AM
Darren Power joins Source Distribution sales and marketing director

Darren Power joins Source Distribution sales and marketing director

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UK music technology and pro audio distributor Source Distribution has appointed Darren Power as director of sales and marketing.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 25th 2016 at 9:00AM

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The changing face of band merchandise and what it means for retailers

The changing face of band merchandise and what it means for retailers

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Music merchandise company Bravado has revealed it is now exploring more unusual and unique avenues.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 22nd 2016 at 11:10AM
Top 10 biggest stories of the week

Top 10 biggest stories of the week

NEWS

Some of the biggest stories this week include guitarguitar’s European expansion and our interview with MOD Devices.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 22nd 2016 at 9:55AM
Spector's USA-made bass guitars added to permanent collection at Smithsonian Museum

Spector's USA-made bass guitars added to permanent collection at Smithsonian Museum

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Bass guitar specialist Spector has revealed that two if its USA-made instruments will be added to the permanent collection at the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington DC.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 21st 2016 at 3:35PM
Rick Astley drummer Simon Merry joins Sakae Drums

Rick Astley drummer Simon Merry joins Sakae Drums

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UK drummer Simon Merry has been announced as the latest addition to Sakae Drum’s family of artists.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 21st 2016 at 3:06PM

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How to get your latest MI products reviewed

How to get your latest MI products reviewed

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As MI Pro’s Reviews section grows in popularity, we want to make sure we’re covering a wide range of the latest and greatest musical instruments and MI tech.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 21st 2016 at 2:19PM
Minimoog Model D resumes production for the first time since 1981

Minimoog Model D resumes production for the first time since 1981

NEW GEAR

For the first time since 1981, Moog Music has officially resumed production of the Minimoog Model D synthesizer.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 21st 2016 at 11:13AM
Björk's custom-made musical instruments to be showcased at London exhibition

Björk's custom-made musical instruments to be showcased at London exhibition

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A new virtual reality (VR) exhibition of Icelandic artist Björk’s video and digital works is coming to Somerset House in London.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 21st 2016 at 10:45AM
QUIZ: Pokemon or obscure musical instrument?

QUIZ: Pokemon or obscure musical instrument?

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As the whole world appears to be going completely Pokemon mad, those not familiar with the 90s cartoon and video game series may be hearing a whole lot of unusual ...

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 20th 2016 at 4:34PM

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ABRSM to relocate to London's 'cultural hub'

ABRSM to relocate to London's 'cultural hub'

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ABRSM, the UK’s largest musical education body, will be relocating to London’s ‘cultural hub’, after signing a new lease for an office adjacent to the Barbican.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 20th 2016 at 3:35PM
Will O'Brien and Tristian Long join Dream Cymbals' artist roster

Will O'Brien and Tristian Long join Dream Cymbals' artist roster

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Dream Cymbals has continued to extend its eclectic roster of artists with the addition of young drummer Will O’Brien, and Tristan Long from the legendary 60s band The Tornados.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 20th 2016 at 1:36PM
INTERVIEW: Could the MOD Duo change the pedalboard as we know it?

INTERVIEW: Could the MOD Duo change the pedalboard as we know it?

NEWS

A few weeks back we featured the MOD Duo in our new Crowdfunding Corner, which aims to shine a light on up and coming MI instruments and devices.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 20th 2016 at 10:49AM
New K3 coated range added to Barnes and Mullins’ DR Strings offering

New K3 coated range added to Barnes and Mullins’ DR Strings offering

NEW GEAR

The DR Strings K3 coated range is now available from exclusive UK distributor Barnes and Mullins.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 20th 2016 at 10:08AM

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Marshall amps launches own record label

Marshall amps launches own record label

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Marshall Amplification has revealed that it is launching its very own rock record label.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 19th 2016 at 5:33PM
Tributes paid to Barry Robinson, director of Millers Music

Tributes paid to Barry Robinson, director of Millers Music

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Members of the Cambridge business community have paid tribute to Barry Robinson, director of Millers Music in Cambridge, who died at his home on Tuesday 5th July following a short ...

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 19th 2016 at 4:52PM
Guitarguitar expands into Europe with new Belgium store

Guitarguitar expands into Europe with new Belgium store

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MI retailer guitarguitar has unveiled its new store in Gent, Belgium.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 19th 2016 at 11:00AM
'You don't need a £100m marketing budget to reach your audience anymore'

'You don't need a £100m marketing budget to reach your audience anymore'

NEWS

Rock Solid Agency’s CEO Mark Bower spoke at the recent MI Expo about how MI dealers should speake to consumers.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 19th 2016 at 9:00AM
What does Brexit means for MI trading?

What does Brexit means for MI trading?

NEWS

During this year’s MI Expo, we held a Brexit discussion panel to give delegates a chance to ask questions about what an EU exit could mean for different aspects of ...

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 19th 2016 at 8:00AM
How to become a 'hub' for local musicians

How to become a 'hub' for local musicians

NEWS

During his talk at this year’s MI Expo, Flashback Records owner Mark Burgess revealed how in-store gigs have boosted his record store’s credibility.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 18th 2016 at 11:00AM
Barnes and Mullins unveils Peavey PV 20 USB mixer

Barnes and Mullins unveils Peavey PV 20 USB mixer

NEW GEAR

Barnes and Mullins has added the Peavey PV 20 USB to its expansive catalogue of Peavey Pro Audio gear currently ...

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 18th 2016 at 10:30AM
The best new jobs in the music industry: Wembley Music Centre, Roland and more

The best new jobs in the music industry: Wembley Music Centre, Roland and more

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Looking for a new job in the music industry? Check out the latest vacancies on the MI Pro jobs board.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 18th 2016 at 9:30AM
'If you're not talking to your customers, your competition is'

'If you're not talking to your customers, your competition is'

NEWS

Corin Birchall, MD of Kerching Retail, spoke at the recent MI Expo about how to buck the high street trends.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 18th 2016 at 9:00AM