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COMMENT: Balance the books

COMMENT: Balance the books

NEWS

With easy access to free written music and guitar tabs online, it’s not surprising that sheet music has faced some stiff competition in recent years. Yet, it hasn’t had quite ...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 11:40AM
RETAIL ADVISORY BOARD: Does the industry have a long-term strategy?

RETAIL ADVISORY BOARD: Does the industry have a long-term strategy?

NEWS

This month we ask our retail advisory board: Is the frequency of new products; dealer terms amendments; liberal credit terms; and ongoing offers an indication that the industry has no ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 10:49AM
Nemphasis effects pedals

Nemphasis effects pedals

NEW GEAR

Italian company Nemphasis has launched a collection of new guitar and bass effects pedals.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 10:18AM
SPECIAL FOCUS: Sheet music

SPECIAL FOCUS: Sheet music

NEWS

Cast your mind back to the turn of the century when the Internet was really starting to make its presence felt in the MI market. You could’ve been forgiven for ...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 20th 2015 at 11:20AM

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Overseas opportunities

Overseas opportunities

NEWS

Having left his post as Orange MD last year, Damon Waller swiftly launched his very own consultancy service, aptly named Damon J Waller Consultancy Services. Here he tells Daniel Gumble ...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 20th 2015 at 10:47AM
Q&A: Evan Skopp, president, Inside Track International

Q&A: Evan Skopp, president, Inside Track International

NEWS

Evan Skopp, president of US firm Inside Track International, tells MI Report about how the company manages relationships between suppliers of guitar components and the luthiers, builders, and factories that ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 20th 2015 at 10:01AM
TOP 10: This week's most read stories

TOP 10: This week's most read stories

NEWS

As we come to the end of another week, we take a look at the most read stories of the past seven days.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 20th 2015 at 9:32AM

Product Manager

UK - Midlands

Headstock Distribution report that, due to the expansion of its team, a new role as Product Manager for its Percussion Division (Tama & Zildjian products in Great Britain and Ireland) has become available. The new position is to be based in the Midlands and offers a competitive salary based on experience.

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Porter & Davies KT Platform

Porter & Davies KT Platform

NEWS

Porter & Davis will debut its KT Platform, a tactile monitor for bass players, at the London Bass Guitar Show 2015.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 19th 2015 at 11:23AM
MIRC 2015: Simon Gilson confirmed as keynote speaker

MIRC 2015: Simon Gilson confirmed as keynote speaker

NEWS

PMT owner, Simon Gilson, will deliver the keynote address at this year’s MIRC.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 19th 2015 at 10:57AM

Area Sales Representative for NW England / West Midlands & Wales

UK

A fantastic opportunity has become available for a motivated sales professional to join Marshall Distribution UK. We require the candidate to cover the NW England/West Midlands & Wales area – ideally the successful candidate will be located within this territory.

New Mackie FreePlay Personal PA

New Mackie FreePlay Personal PA

NEW GEAR

Mackie has announced its new portable, battery powered PA system, the FreePlay Personal PA.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 19th 2015 at 9:56AM

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Mark Richardson drum clinics

Mark Richardson drum clinics

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Bell Percussion and The Drumming Shop in association with Sakae Drums and SVM Percussion present a set of Mark Richardson drum clinics at the end of February.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 18th 2015 at 2:32PM
Ampeg unveils the SCR-DI pedal

Ampeg unveils the SCR-DI pedal

NEW GEAR

Ampeg has announced the release of the new SCR-DI Bass Di with Scrambler Overdrive pedal.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 18th 2015 at 11:39AM
JHS fortune cookies

JHS fortune cookies

NEWS

To celebrate its Golden Jubilee, JHS is including a fortune cookie in every freight consignment from January to May 2015.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 18th 2015 at 10:48AM
Gibson guitar stolen from Northcote Music

Gibson guitar stolen from Northcote Music

NEWS

A Gibson Les Paul Gold Top Deluxe has been stolen from Northcote Music in Battersea.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 18th 2015 at 9:58AM

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Ed Sheeran collaborates with Martin Guitar

Ed Sheeran collaborates with Martin Guitar

NEWS

Ed Sheeran and Martin & Co. are teaming up for the second time to create the Ed Sheeran X Signature guitar.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 18th 2015 at 9:58AM
Tesco gets behind Learn to Play Day 2015

Tesco gets behind Learn to Play Day 2015

NEWS

Supermarket giant Tesco has thrown its weight behind National Learn to Play Day by confirming that it will be featured in the March edition of Tesco magazine, the MIA has ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 17th 2015 at 2:34PM
Francesco Tristano joins Yamaha

Francesco Tristano joins Yamaha

NEWS

Musician and composer Francesco Tristano has been named as the latest artist to receive the official Yamaha artist status.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 17th 2015 at 10:35AM
INTERVIEW: Mark Ellis Nineboys

INTERVIEW: Mark Ellis Nineboys

NEWS

Up and coming British guitar brand, Nineboys, is making a unique niche for itself with its high-margin range of guitars, cigar boxes and diddley bows. Ronnie Dungan fired a few ...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 17th 2015 at 9:43AM
Neil Hauser

Neil Hauser

NEWS

Neil Hauser, the first managing director of UK mixing desk manufacturer Allen & Heath, has passed away at the age of 87.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 16th 2015 at 4:10PM
Muriel Wiltshire

Muriel Wiltshire

NEWS

Muriel Wiltshire, one of the founding members of HHB Communications, has passed away.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 16th 2015 at 2:52PM
Fender sells KMC Music to JAM Industries

Fender sells KMC Music to JAM Industries

NEWS

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) has completed an asset sale of the KMC wholesale distribution business, including the trade name B&J Music, and a selection of proprietary brands to JAM ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 16th 2015 at 11:33AM
New Chord banjo range

New Chord banjo range

NEW GEAR

Chord has unveiled its new BJ-4T four string, and BJ-6 six string banjos.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 16th 2015 at 10:24AM
MIRC 2015: Barnes & Mullins presenting Peavey

MIRC 2015: Barnes & Mullins presenting Peavey

NEWS

Barnes & Mullins will be presenting products from the Peavey range of amplification products at this year’s MIRC.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 16th 2015 at 9:59AM