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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?

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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
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

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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'

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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?

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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

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How to become a 'hub' for local musicians

How to become a 'hub' for local musicians

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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'

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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

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Guitar Department Manager

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Andertons Music Co (Guildford) runs one of the busiest guitar departments in the UK, with 15 dedicated guitar sales people & a massive selection of products from the worlds leading suppliers. We have a vacancy for an experienced department or store manager to manage our guitar department. The guitar department manager is responsible for managing the sales & staff in that department, ensuring the highest levels of merchandising, and is relied upon for advice regarding purchasing decisions on a daily basis. The department is busy so needs a manager who can think on his/her feet, is very organised & is good with people & numbers. Previous experience within the guitar industry is extremely desirable for this position. It’s a fulltime, 5 day a week position that will include working Saturdays. Salary OTE offers between 30k - 40k, dependent on experience.

'Indies can outdo chains when it comes to window displays'

'Indies can outdo chains when it comes to window displays'

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At this year’s MI Expo, Cannyinsights.com founder Graham Soult discussed why independent MI stores have an advantage over the big chains when it comes to window displays.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 15th 2016 at 11:30AM
Top 10 biggest stories of the week

Top 10 biggest stories of the week

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Top of the list this week is our roundup of the MI Expo, which took place at the Emirates Stadium on July 13th.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 15th 2016 at 11:05AM
Here’s how Promark’s heat-activated ActiveGrip drumsticks work

Here’s how Promark’s heat-activated ActiveGrip drumsticks work

NEW GEAR

Promark by D’Addario has announced that its patent-pending technology ActiveGrip, is now available on a variety of models.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 15th 2016 at 9:53AM

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In pictures: MI Expo 2016

In pictures: MI Expo 2016

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The MI Expo, in association with Musikmesse, opened its doors to UK dealers on Wednesday July 13th.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 14th 2016 at 3:52PM
NCO Summer Concerts kick off on July 30th

NCO Summer Concerts kick off on July 30th

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Following the National Children’s Orchestras’ (NCO) weeklong celebration on Classic FM, the charity has now announced its upcoming summer concerts in Preston, Leeds and Birmingham.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 14th 2016 at 1:27PM
MI Expo: 5 things we learnt from the show

MI Expo: 5 things we learnt from the show

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The MI Expo, in association with Musikmesse, opened its doors to the UK’s MI dealers on July 13th. But what advice retailers took away from the show?

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 14th 2016 at 11:23AM
UK drum teachers gather for Steve White's Yamaha drum seminars

UK drum teachers gather for Steve White's Yamaha drum seminars

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Drum teachers from throughout the UK have gathered for Steve White’s ‘Advanced Drum Teacher Seminar Tour’ in association with Yamaha Drums.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 14th 2016 at 10:31AM
Music Futures Festival 2016

Music Futures Festival 2016

EVENTS
Sep 26th 2016 - Sep 29th 2016

Location: London

Asia House and Talent Unlimited’s Music Futures Festival returns on Monday 26th September.

MI Expo: The only UK musical instrument trade show is now open!

MI Expo: The only UK musical instrument trade show is now open!

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The doors of MI Expo, in association with Musikmesse, are new open.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 13th 2016 at 9:30AM
New SC7 and SC8 passive single coil pickups unveiled by Lace

New SC7 and SC8 passive single coil pickups unveiled by Lace

NEW GEAR

The new SC7 and SC8 single could pickups are designed specifically for 7 and 8 string extended-range guitars.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 13th 2016 at 1:13AM
Loop 2016

Loop 2016

EVENTS
Nov 4th 2016 - Nov 6th 2016

Location: Berlin

Loop is a three-day event consisting of discussions, performances, presentations, studio sessions and interactive workshops.

Try out Ohmfects' effects pedals at MI Expo

Try out Ohmfects' effects pedals at MI Expo

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Boutique Portuguese business Ohmfects will be demonstrating its range of effects pedals, pedalboards, cabinets and music accessories at MI Expo.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 12th 2016 at 4:42PM