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App of the Day: Jug Band

App of the Day: Jug Band

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The iOS Jug Band app is designed accurately replicate the sounds of four musical instruments commonly found in jug bands – washboard, spoons kazoo and jug.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 19th 2014 at 11:25AM
MARKET PROFILE: Merch and margin makers

MARKET PROFILE: Merch and margin makers

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The world of merchandise and additional margin makers is one that has yet to be fully exploited by many traditional MI retailers. For a glimpse into this potentially lucrative market, ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 19th 2014 at 10:25AM
inMusic announces new area sales manager

inMusic announces new area sales manager

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Justin Burke, formerly of Korg UK and Loud Technologies, has been appointed area sales manager of music tech and consumer electronics firm, inMusic.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 19th 2014 at 10:08AM
Total Guitar gets a makeover

Total Guitar gets a makeover

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Total Guitar magazine has undergone a comprehensive redesign, featuring a host of new features and refreshed look to it regular sections.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 19th 2014 at 9:53AM

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Are you a British MI brand owner?

Are you a British MI brand owner?

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MI Pro is putting together a special online focus on British MI brands.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Feb 19th 2014 at 9:14AM
Retail Advisory Board: Minimum advertised pricing - yes or no?

Retail Advisory Board: Minimum advertised pricing - yes or no?

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This month, we ask our retail advisory board: Would minimum advertised prices are a good thing for the UK? And, if so, should the margins be set higher by distributors, ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 18th 2014 at 10:40AM
App of the Day: djay 2

App of the Day: djay 2

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The next generation of Algoriddim’s djay software has been redesigned from the ground up to transform your iPad into a full-featured DJ system.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 18th 2014 at 10:27AM
MYSTERY SHOPPER: London

MYSTERY SHOPPER: London

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This month, our man of mystery visited London and its outskirts to see what the capital has to offer besides Denmark Street. Here’s what he found on his travels…

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 18th 2014 at 9:44AM

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Roland begins Aira push

Roland begins Aira push

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Roland has launched its latest big product hope, the new Aira range of electronic music tools based around its own Analog Circuit Behaviour technology.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Feb 17th 2014 at 10:28AM
App of the Day: GarageBand

App of the Day: GarageBand

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Apple’s GarageBand app has been developed to transform your iOS device into a full-featured recording studio.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 17th 2014 at 10:20AM
Wembley Drum Centre named Premier flagship retail partner

Wembley Drum Centre named Premier flagship retail partner

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Premier has appointed Wembley Drum Centre as a flagship retail partner.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 17th 2014 at 9:58AM
Mark Burton named as new Intent Media MD

Mark Burton named as new Intent Media MD

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NewBay Media, publisher of MI Pro, has named Mark Burton as managing director of NewBay Media Europe/Intent Media.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Feb 17th 2014 at 9:51AM

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COMPANY PROFILE: Musicpsych

COMPANY PROFILE: Musicpsych

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Musicpsych director, Chris Goodie, talks us through the company's best-selling products, its key areas of growth and its objectives for the next 12 months...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 17th 2014 at 9:21AM
New Freshman endorsee

New Freshman endorsee

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Daryl Kellie has become the latest artist to be added to Freshman Guitars' roster of endorsees

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Feb 14th 2014 at 10:59AM
MI PRO TV: Yamaha aims to inspire with new b series video

MI PRO TV: Yamaha aims to inspire with new b series video

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Yamaha Music UK has created a short film pianos designed to inspire people to play the piano.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 14th 2014 at 10:50AM
App of the Day: EasyBeats LE

App of the Day: EasyBeats LE

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EasyBeats LE is a free drum sequencer for iOS devices that allows users to build four-bar beats quickly and easily.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 14th 2014 at 10:31AM

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GARY COOPER

GARY COOPER

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An exclusive online column this month, as Gary Cooper continues his watching brief on the world of MI...

Gary Cooper
by Gary Cooper
on Feb 14th 2014 at 10:28AM
TOP TEN: This week's most read stories

TOP TEN: This week's most read stories

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News of and Oldham retailer being hit by an international fraud scam tops this week’s top ten run down.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 14th 2014 at 9:45AM
Oldham store hit by international fraud scam

Oldham store hit by international fraud scam

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Oldham-based retailer, UK Musical Instruments, has been blighted by a global Internet scam, after its business website was cloned and used to trick customers into making online ‘purchases’.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 13th 2014 at 11:33AM
App of the Day: Pocket Shaker

App of the Day: Pocket Shaker

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HappyAppy’s Pocket Shaker app allows users to transform their iPhone into just about any percussion instrument.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 13th 2014 at 11:27AM
New artist relations manager for D'Addario

New artist relations manager for D'Addario

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D’Addario has appointed Joel Stanley as its new artist relations manager.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 13th 2014 at 10:52AM
Pete Doherty and X Factor finalist join Rotosound artist roster

Pete Doherty and X Factor finalist join Rotosound artist roster

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Babyshambles front man Pete Doherty and X Factor finalist Luke Friend are among a host of new performers to join Rotosound’s artist line-up.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 13th 2014 at 10:18AM
MI PRO TV: Allegro Music retail profile

MI PRO TV: Allegro Music retail profile

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Independent retailer Allegro Music believes that old-school values, including good customer relations and a wide range of services, are the only way to beat the retail blues…

Tim  Slater
by Tim Slater
on Feb 12th 2014 at 10:56AM
PMT Birmingham to host John Petrucci signing session

PMT Birmingham to host John Petrucci signing session

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TC Electronic has announced a special John Petrucci signing session at Birmingham’s PMT store.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 12th 2014 at 10:26AM
App of the Day: Virtuoso Piano Free 2

App of the Day: Virtuoso Piano Free 2

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The Virtuoso Piano Free 2 app is designed to help users learn the piano via a host of useful tools and features.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 12th 2014 at 10:06AM