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Shure president and CEO to retire

Shure president and CEO to retire

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Shure president and CEO, Santo (Sandy) LaMantia is to retire, effective July 1st 2016, with the company’s current COO, Chris Schyvinck set to succeed him.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 11th 2015 at 10:27AM
Music Shipping Company launches major UFiP cymbals promotion

Music Shipping Company launches major UFiP cymbals promotion

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The Music Shipping Company (MSC) has kicked off a nationwide UFiP cymbals promotion ahead of the busy Christmas period.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 11th 2015 at 10:02AM
Vox updates VTX Series modelling amps

Vox updates VTX Series modelling amps

NEW GEAR

Vox Amplification has added three new models to its Valvetronix range of modeling amps.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 10th 2015 at 3:54PM
Korg partners with OK Go to launch special edition volca sample

Korg partners with OK Go to launch special edition volca sample

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Korg has teamed up with US indie rock outfit OK Go to launch a special edition of its volca sample ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 10th 2015 at 10:10AM

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PreSonus price drop on iSeries interfaces

PreSonus price drop on iSeries interfaces

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PreSonus is offering major discounts across its range of iSeries USB interfaces.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 9th 2015 at 5:13PM
VIDEO: Florence and the Machine guitarist joins Vox roster

VIDEO: Florence and the Machine guitarist joins Vox roster

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Vox Amplification has added Florence and the Machine guitarist Rob Ackroyd to its artist family.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 9th 2015 at 3:02PM
InMusic recruits Jeremy Lumsden for international sales role

InMusic recruits Jeremy Lumsden for international sales role

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MI, audio and lighting distributor, inMusic, has appointed Jeremy Lumsden as international channel manager for global markets.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 9th 2015 at 2:42PM
Fusion Bags to distribute La Mancha in the UK

Fusion Bags to distribute La Mancha in the UK

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Fusion Bags has been appointed as the official distributor for La Mancha classical guitars in the UK.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 9th 2015 at 11:37AM

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NAMM pledges support for Music China education conference

NAMM pledges support for Music China education conference

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NAMM stated its support for the first China Conference on Music Education with the Chinese Society for Music Education (CSME) during October’s Music China show.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 9th 2015 at 11:22AM
Music China growth continues with 12 per cent rise in visitor numbers

Music China growth continues with 12 per cent rise in visitor numbers

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Over 80,000 visitors attended Music China 2015, marking a 12 per cent rise on last year’s show.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 9th 2015 at 10:55AM
Yamaha plays an Ace with educational guitar tour

Yamaha plays an Ace with educational guitar tour

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Skunk Anansie guitarist, Ace, is teaming up with Yamaha to take part in a nationwide educational tour, visiting music schools up and down the country.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 9th 2015 at 10:21AM
Plectrums, Pens and Paints wins Tanglewood Window competition

Plectrums, Pens and Paints wins Tanglewood Window competition

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Indie Mi retailer, Plectrums, Pens and Paints has been named the winner of Tanglewood’s Autumn Window Display Competition.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 6th 2015 at 11:11AM

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Mackie adds Reach PA system to line-up

Mackie adds Reach PA system to line-up

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Mackie has revealed the Reach Professional PA System, built to deliver ‘ultra-wide coverage for unmatched sound quality and powerful built-in ...

by Adam Savage
on Nov 6th 2015 at 10:19AM
Seagull unveils new S8 mandolin

Seagull unveils new S8 mandolin

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Seagull has unveiled its new mandolin, which sports a maple neck and body.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Nov 6th 2015 at 9:30AM
5 of the best guitar amps and effects apps

5 of the best guitar amps and effects apps

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Laura Barnes, deputy editor of MI Pro sister tech title PCR and a musician with ten-plus years’ experience, rounds up five of the best guitar amp and FX apps ...

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Nov 5th 2015 at 2:00PM
Music now contributes more than £4bn to UK economy

Music now contributes more than £4bn to UK economy

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UK Music has today published 'Measuring Music 2015' – its annual economic study revealing the scale of the music industry’s contribution to the UK economy.

by Adam Savage
on Nov 5th 2015 at 10:30AM

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LAURA B. WHITMORE: Confessions of a music industry feminist

LAURA B. WHITMORE: Confessions of a music industry feminist

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Our US columnist on the issues facing women in the MI industry…

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 5th 2015 at 9:33AM
Rosetti to continue distributing B.C. Rich brand

Rosetti to continue distributing B.C. Rich brand

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Brian Martin, VP of sales and marketing for Praxis Musical Instruments, has confirmed that UK distribution of B.C. Rich guitars will continue to be handled by Rosetti.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Nov 5th 2015 at 9:30AM
PreSonus launches R-Series studio monitors

PreSonus launches R-Series studio monitors

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PreSonus has announced its new R65 and R80 active studio monitor speakers.

by Adam Savage
on Nov 4th 2015 at 1:45PM
MYSTERY SHOPPER: Online special (part two)

MYSTERY SHOPPER: Online special (part two)

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Our mystery man’s online special continues…

on Nov 4th 2015 at 10:30AM
Successful launch for Orange MUSICBOARD2 at US conference

Successful launch for Orange MUSICBOARD2 at US conference

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Orange Music Education (OME) successfully launched its new MUSICBOARD2 interactive whiteboard in front of leading music educators from across the US last month.

by Adam Savage
on Nov 4th 2015 at 10:25AM
Washburn announces new Parallaxe Solar guitars

Washburn announces new Parallaxe Solar guitars

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Washburn Guitars has announced the immediate availability of a number of new Parallaxe Solar models.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Nov 4th 2015 at 9:00AM
EHX unveils Cock Fight guitar pedal

EHX unveils Cock Fight guitar pedal

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EHX has unveiled its latest development in the guitar pedal market with the launch of the EHX Cock Fight.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 3rd 2015 at 3:40PM
Adam Hall opens Spanish showroom

Adam Hall opens Spanish showroom

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Adam Hall has opened a new showroom in Barcelona, Spain, where it plans to present products from across the company's range in a 500 sqm viewing area.

by Adam Savage
on Nov 3rd 2015 at 11:00AM
Tanglewood guitars spotted on China's biggest broadcast network

Tanglewood guitars spotted on China's biggest broadcast network

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Tanglewood guitars was given a boost last week when China’s largest broadcast network, China Central Television, run a segment featuring one of the brand’s products.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 3rd 2015 at 10:30AM