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Audio-Technica introduces new wood-constructed headphones

Audio-Technica introduces new wood-constructed headphones

NEW GEAR

Audio-Technica has released its first set of wood-constructed, hi-fi headphones since 2010 in the form of the W1000Z.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 27th 2015 at 5:01PM
RETAIL PROFILE: dD Drums

RETAIL PROFILE: dD Drums

NEWS

This month’s retail profile looks at Falkirk-based drums specialist dD Drums. Founder, David Dowell, tells us MI Pro how the business has coped with the challenging economic climate its ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 27th 2015 at 3:04PM

Institutional Business Representative Classic Division

UK

Yamaha is the world’s most successful and diverse manufacturer of musical instruments for professional musicians, educators and the vast numbers of inspired amateurs throughout the world.

ROUND UP: This month's top launches

ROUND UP: This month's top launches

NEWS

As August draws to a close, we round up some of the month’s most eye catching product launches.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 27th 2015 at 11:40AM

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New Washburn Comfort Series Auditorium guitar

New Washburn Comfort Series Auditorium guitar

NEW GEAR

Washburn Guitars has announced the immediate availability of its new Comfort Series Grand Auditorium model.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 27th 2015 at 10:03AM
Court clears Gibson, Fender and Guitar Center of price fix allegations

Court clears Gibson, Fender and Guitar Center of price fix allegations

NEWS

Gibson, Fender and Guitar Center have been cleared of price fixing allegations in a ruling in the US Ninth Circuit Court.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 26th 2015 at 2:54PM
RETAIL ADVISORY BOARD: In-store sales vs web sales

RETAIL ADVISORY BOARD: In-store sales vs web sales

NEWS

This month, we ask our retail advisory board: How do your online sales compare to physical, in-store sales?

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 26th 2015 at 11:40AM
Novation collaborates with record label Ninja Tune on new artist packs

Novation collaborates with record label Ninja Tune on new artist packs

NEWS

Novation has teamed up with record label Ninja Tune to launch a new series artist sound packs on the firm’s Launchpad iOS app for iPhone and iPad.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 25th 2015 at 3:58PM

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Korg UK bolsters sales team

Korg UK bolsters sales team

NEWS

Korg UK has appointed Adam Whittle as its new area sales manager for the north and Ireland for Korg Hi-Tech and Samson pro audio products.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 25th 2015 at 2:30PM
New live music venue to open in Edinburgh

New live music venue to open in Edinburgh

NEWS

Edinburgh’s Old Town is about to get a new 900-capacity live music venue in the form of Stramash.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 25th 2015 at 11:37AM
BPM 2015 seeking next Freestyle DJ champion

BPM 2015 seeking next Freestyle DJ champion

NEWS

This year’s BPM DJ and electronic music production show will see the return of the Freestyle DJ Competition.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 25th 2015 at 10:58AM
INFOGRAPHIC: 7 tips for surviving Reading and Leeds Festivals

INFOGRAPHIC: 7 tips for surviving Reading and Leeds Festivals

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Many of you will no doubt be heading to this weekend’s Reading and Leeds Festivals, so why not check out this seven-step survival guide from SmartBuyGlasses.co.uk.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 25th 2015 at 9:45AM

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Music Education Expo 2016: Free registration now open

Music Education Expo 2016: Free registration now open

NEWS

Free registration for the 2016 Music Education Expo is now open.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 24th 2015 at 2:59PM
OPINION: UK piano manufacture alive and well; keyboards not the enemy

OPINION: UK piano manufacture alive and well; keyboards not the enemy

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Adam Cox, managing director at Cavendish Pianos/Yorkshire Pianos, has his say on the state of the UK piano market…

on Aug 24th 2015 at 11:06AM
VIDEO: Parkman Sunglasses made from Patterson Guitars

VIDEO: Parkman Sunglasses made from Patterson Guitars

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Parkman Sunglasses has joined forces with Patterson Guitars to launch a range of shades made from leftover guitar wood.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 24th 2015 at 9:58AM
'Global MI market will reach total value of $17.63 billion by 2019'

'Global MI market will reach total value of $17.63 billion by 2019'

NEWS

MI Pro has been given access to a new report from Technavio Research entitled Global Musical Instruments Market 2015 Report, which forecasts 2.24 per cent growth for the industry ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 24th 2015 at 8:42AM

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Yamaha launches piano upgrade campaign

Yamaha launches piano upgrade campaign

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Yamaha is offering pianists the chance to trade in their old instruments fro a brand new model with its new Silence is Golden piano upgrade campaign.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 24th 2015 at 7:29AM
Music Education Expo 2016

Music Education Expo 2016

EVENTS
Feb 25th 2016 - Feb 26th 2016

Location: London

The 2016 show takes place from February 25th-26th at London’s at Olympia Central.

TOP 10: This week's most read stories

TOP 10: This week's most read stories

NEWS

Our exclusive on the current status of Premier’s UK manufacturing operation tops this week’s rundown.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 21st 2015 at 10:53AM
Win a vintage Minimoog synth

Win a vintage Minimoog synth

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The Bob Moog Foundation has launched new raffle for a vintage Minimoog synth.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 21st 2015 at 10:03AM
EXCLUSIVE: Premier NOT ceasing UK manufacturing

EXCLUSIVE: Premier NOT ceasing UK manufacturing

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Following weeks of industry speculation, Premier has exclusively confirmed to MI Pro that its UK manufacturing “has not ceased and will continue.”

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 20th 2015 at 4:46PM
CES 2016 Music Contest: Provide the soundtrack to next year's show

CES 2016 Music Contest: Provide the soundtrack to next year's show

NEWS

The CEA (Consumer Electronics Association) is offering bands and musicians the chance to provide the soundtrack to next year’s CES (Consumer Electronics Show) with a special music contest.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 19th 2015 at 5:09PM
Vintage reveals first seven-string model

Vintage reveals first seven-string model

NEW GEAR

Vintage has launched its first ever seven-string guitar.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 19th 2015 at 4:32PM
Roland synth built into new GLM electric sports car

Roland synth built into new GLM electric sports car

NEWS

Roland has developed an in-car synthesizer system for a new GLM electric sports car.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 19th 2015 at 12:00PM
3 days left to nominate yourself for this year's MIA Awards

3 days left to nominate yourself for this year's MIA Awards

NEWS

There are just three days left to self-nominate for this year’s MIA Awards, which takes place at the Hilton London Metropole on Thursday, November 12th 2015.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 19th 2015 at 10:15AM