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James Rhodes' instrument drive continues with dedicated schools site

James Rhodes' instrument drive continues with dedicated schools site

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As part of his campaign to get more children learning musical instruments in school, classical pianist and TV presenter, James Rhodes, has created a dedicated website from which schools can ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 3rd 2014 at 10:28AM
Roland readies new Cube 10GX amp

Roland readies new Cube 10GX amp

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Roland will launch the latest addition to its popular Cube range in September.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Jul 2nd 2014 at 10:15AM
Trinity reveals new syllabi

Trinity reveals new syllabi

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Music exam board Trinity College London has released its new Piano syllabus for 2015-2017 along with a new suite of supporting piano publications.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Jul 2nd 2014 at 9:44AM
Premier expands dealer network

Premier expands dealer network

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Premier, has added three new retail partners to its nationwide dealer network – Andertons (Guildford), Drum-Stop (Sheffield) and Drum Depot (Cardiff).

Vikki George, general manager of Premier said:  “This really ...

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Jul 2nd 2014 at 9:30AM

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TC Group announces summer promos for the UK

TC Group announces summer promos for the UK

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TC Group has announced details of two new consumer promotions to run throughout July.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 2nd 2014 at 8:00AM
Rimmers Music to open eighth store

Rimmers Music to open eighth store

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Liverpool will provide the setting for a new Rimmers Music store, which is due to open in August.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 1st 2014 at 4:58PM
Trade-in deals on Genelec 8000 monitors to run for a limited time only

Trade-in deals on Genelec 8000 monitors to run for a limited time only

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UK distributor Source Distribution has announced a time-limited offer on all five models in the Genelec 8000 range of active monitors.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 1st 2014 at 4:33PM
Marshall accelerates into the motor market with Alfa Romeo

Marshall accelerates into the motor market with Alfa Romeo

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In a rather bizarre collaboration, Marshall has teamed up with Italian car manufacturer Alfa Romeo to produce the one-off Alfa MiTo, which features an amp and two speakers from the ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 1st 2014 at 11:39AM

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93 per cent of UK music and arts jobs claimed by white people

93 per cent of UK music and arts jobs claimed by white people

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New Government figures have revealed that 93 per cent of jobs within the UK’s music and arts industries are claimed by white people, highlighting a notable lack of racial and ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 1st 2014 at 10:54AM
Faith Guitars strikes new distribution deal for France and Belgium

Faith Guitars strikes new distribution deal for France and Belgium

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Barnes & Mullins has appointed Sound Access as the exclusive distributor of Faith Guitars in France and Belgium.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 30th 2014 at 4:11PM
Death metal band to play until their last breath in airtight box

Death metal band to play until their last breath in airtight box

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Death Metal group Unfathomable Ruination will be performing quite literally until their last breath this week, with the band set to play in an airtight soundproofed box outside of the ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 30th 2014 at 3:33PM
Camden piano dealer to close its doors next month

Camden piano dealer to close its doors next month

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Camden-based piano retailer Heckscher & Company is set to go online only, as it closes its doors for good next month.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 30th 2014 at 11:19AM

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SMA and ISM merger to promote benefits of music education

SMA and ISM merger to promote benefits of music education

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The merger between the SMA (Schools Music Association) and the ISM (Incorporated Society of Musicians) comes into play tomorrow (Tuesday, July 1st), with music education promised as central to the ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 30th 2014 at 10:48AM
Yorkshire, S. East and S. West boast highest music employment figures

Yorkshire, S. East and S. West boast highest music employment figures

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A new report by the Department for Culture Media and Sport has shown that employment in the music industry is higher than the UK average in Yorkshire and the Humber, ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 30th 2014 at 9:44AM
GEOFF PIPE: Telling it like it is

GEOFF PIPE: Telling it like it is

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What this man doesn’t know about MI retail...is probably the result of him not paying attention at the time...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 30th 2014 at 7:19AM
New Percussion Plus product catalogue coming soon

New Percussion Plus product catalogue coming soon

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Percussion Plus is set to reveal a brand new product catalogue, featuring an all-new Essentials range.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 27th 2014 at 11:39AM

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Gator adds to waterproof line with GoPro case

Gator adds to waterproof line with GoPro case

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Gator Cases has expanded its line of waterproof, injection molded utility cases with a new custom fit model for the ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 27th 2014 at 11:15AM
Strings Direct named first European Stetsbar Station

Strings Direct named first European Stetsbar Station

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Southend-based Strings Direct, Europe’s largest supplier of guitar strings, bass strings and instrument accessories, has become the first in a line of UK stores to open a Stetsbar Station.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 27th 2014 at 10:35AM
TOP TEN: This week's most read stories

TOP TEN: This week's most read stories

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This week’s chart is topped by the news of a recent break-in at Sheffield’s Guitar Shack, which so the perps make off with £10,000 worth of instruments.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 27th 2014 at 9:54AM
 VIDEO: Palma Violets' Sam Fryer on the Vox AC15

VIDEO: Palma Violets' Sam Fryer on the Vox AC15

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Sam Fryer of London indie outfit Palma Violets discusses how he has cone to rely on the Vox AC15 as a key part of his set-up.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 26th 2014 at 11:39AM
VIDEO: Fusion expands hybrid cases catalogue with 2014 Premium Series

VIDEO: Fusion expands hybrid cases catalogue with 2014 Premium Series

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Fusion has added to its range of hybrid instrument cases with the new 2014 Premium Series.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 26th 2014 at 11:23AM
MEC Summer Seminars to commence next week

MEC Summer Seminars to commence next week

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The MEC’s (Music Education Council) Summer Seminars programme gets underway next month, with sessions scheduled to take place in Gateshead, London and Bristol.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 26th 2014 at 10:41AM
ABRSM appoints new chief executive

ABRSM appoints new chief executive

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ABRSM, the exam board of the Royal Schools of Music, has named Michael Elliott as its new chief executive.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 26th 2014 at 10:19AM
VIDEO: One Direction musical director on the Korg Kronos

VIDEO: One Direction musical director on the Korg Kronos

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One Direction musical director, Jon Shone, discusses the Korg Kronos synth and why it is an integral part of his touring itinerary.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 25th 2014 at 11:17AM
Superslick and Faxx join Rosetti distribution roster

Superslick and Faxx join Rosetti distribution roster

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Rosetti has added Superslick and Faxx to its line-up of distributed brands.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 25th 2014 at 10:57AM