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Orange chief Cliff Cooper receives Electronic Entrepreneur award

Orange chief Cliff Cooper receives Electronic Entrepreneur award

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Orange Amplification founder and chairman, Cliff Cooper, has been named Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 in Electronics for Western Europe by World Finance Magazine.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 4th 2015 at 10:29AM
Learn to Play Day gears up for biggest outing yet

Learn to Play Day gears up for biggest outing yet

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As the build-up to next year’s National Learn to Play Day kicks into gear, organisers are promising more free music lessons across the country than ever before.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 4th 2015 at 9:55AM
Gary Tichopad joins Barnes & Mullins board

Gary Tichopad joins Barnes & Mullins board

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Barnes & Mullins has added Gary Tichopad, the firm’s purchasing manager, to its board.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 3rd 2015 at 4:13PM
Dean Zelinsky reveals new Dellatera guitar

Dean Zelinsky reveals new Dellatera guitar

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Guitar designer, Dean Zelinsky, has added a new guitar to his portfolio with the new Dellatera model.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 3rd 2015 at 11:34AM

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Gibson approach to business 'the riskiest' says market report

Gibson approach to business 'the riskiest' says market report

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Gibson’s approach to achieving market growth in the US has been described as ‘the riskiest’ in a new report by Moody’s Investors Service.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 3rd 2015 at 11:08AM
VIDEO: DC Developments unveils Vintage Brown valve combo

VIDEO: DC Developments unveils Vintage Brown valve combo

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DC Developments has lifted the lid on a new valve combo amp - the 10W Vintage Brown.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 3rd 2015 at 10:37AM
PMT Cardiff 'what Welsh musicians have been waiting for' says Podesta

PMT Cardiff 'what Welsh musicians have been waiting for' says Podesta

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PMT’s new Cardiff store is “exactly what Welsh musicians have been waiting for,” store manager Mike Podesta has told MI Pro.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 2nd 2015 at 2:18PM
PMT recruits former Cranes man; outlines plans for Cardiff store

PMT recruits former Cranes man; outlines plans for Cardiff store

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PMT has recruited former Cranes manager, Mike Podesta, as its new store manager, as the firm outlines plans for its new Cardiff store.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 2nd 2015 at 11:38AM

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Mumfords, Lady Gaga and Gregory Porter drummers join Protection Racket

Mumfords, Lady Gaga and Gregory Porter drummers join Protection Racket

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Protection Racket has added drummers from Mumford & Sons, Lady Gaga and Gregory Porter to its artist family.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 2nd 2015 at 11:11AM
Chaka Khan to be honoured by The WiMN at 2016 She Rocks Awards

Chaka Khan to be honoured by The WiMN at 2016 She Rocks Awards

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Legendary singer, Chaka Khan, will be honoured by The WiMN (Women’s International Music Network) at the 2016 She Rocks Awards.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 2nd 2015 at 10:09AM
INTERVIEW: Max Rowat, Koven

INTERVIEW: Max Rowat, Koven

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Comprised of multi-instrumentalist Max Rowat and vocalist Katie Boyle, electro duo Koven represent a rich blend of styles. The pair combines acoustic instruments with electro beats and samples to create ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 1st 2015 at 2:47PM
DR Strings adds Victor Wooten to artist roster

DR Strings adds Victor Wooten to artist roster

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DR Strings has added bassist Victor Wooten to its artist line-up.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 1st 2015 at 11:32AM

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Fender goes underground with tube map guitars

Fender goes underground with tube map guitars

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Fender has teamed up with London Underground to launch a new tube map themed guitar.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 1st 2015 at 11:05AM
MXL to showcase new Heritage Edition mics at NAMM 2016

MXL to showcase new Heritage Edition mics at NAMM 2016

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MXL Microphones has released a new range of mics – the Heritage Edition – which will be displayed at NAMM 2016.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 1st 2015 at 10:34AM
Ola Englund clinics start next week

Ola Englund clinics start next week

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Washburn and Randall Signature guitarist, Ola Englund, will begin a series of clinics across the UK next week.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 1st 2015 at 10:12AM
FBT UK hosting demo day

FBT UK hosting demo day

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FBT UK is hosting a free, one-off demonstration day on January 12th 2016 at The Backstage Centre, Purfleet in Essex to showcase its speaker systems and associated products.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 30th 2015 at 11:21AM

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British Drum Company names Dave Hunt as global sales rep

British Drum Company names Dave Hunt as global sales rep

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The recently launched British Drum Company has announced Dave Hunt as its official exclusive worldwide sales representative for the brand.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 30th 2015 at 10:50AM
Guitar Club seeking partner for UK expansion

Guitar Club seeking partner for UK expansion

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Guitar Club, a new vintage guitar lending service, is currently seeking a partner to grow its reach across the UK.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 30th 2015 at 10:34AM
OPINION: The perils of direct shipping

OPINION: The perils of direct shipping

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Dave Bamford, store manager of UK retailer Symphony Music, tells MI Pro why dealers should approach the direct shipping model with caution…

on Nov 30th 2015 at 9:57AM
BLACK FRIDAY: Are you getting involved?

BLACK FRIDAY: Are you getting involved?

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So far, Black Friday 2015 has been something of a muted affair. This time last year, high streets and town centres up and down the country were setting the scene ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 30th 2015 at 8:26AM
TOP 10: This week's most read stories

TOP 10: This week's most read stories

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As another week draws to a close, we present the ten most eye catching stories from the past seven days.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 27th 2015 at 11:06AM
Brian May Mini guitar returns this Christmas

Brian May Mini guitar returns this Christmas

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House Music and Brian May Guitars have announced a new, upgraded version of the Mini May travel guitar.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 27th 2015 at 10:47AM
PMT Cardiff store opens tomorrow

PMT Cardiff store opens tomorrow

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PMT has extended its reach across the UK with a new Cardiff store.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 27th 2015 at 10:06AM
INTERVIEW: Mark Rolfe, Yamaha UK MD

INTERVIEW: Mark Rolfe, Yamaha UK MD

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It’s been another successful year for Yamaha. The company just picked up three gongs at the 2015 MIA Awards, has achieved double-digit growth in the PA market for the second ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 26th 2015 at 9:24AM
The Cribs among new Rotosound artist additions

The Cribs among new Rotosound artist additions

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British bands The Cribs, Inglorious and Nothing But Thieves have become the latest acts to join Rotosound’s artist line-up.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 26th 2015 at 9:11AM