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TOP 10 STORIES OF 2014: Part two

TOP 10 STORIES OF 2014: Part two

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Yesterday, MI Pro rounded up numbers 10-6 in our end of year round up of 2014’s biggest headlines. Now, we unveil the top five…

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 30th 2014 at 11:07AM
TOP 10 STORIES OF 2014: Part one

TOP 10 STORIES OF 2014: Part one

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With the new year almost upon us, MI Pro counts down the ten stories that shook the world of MI throughout 2014.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 29th 2014 at 10:49AM
MI PRO RECOMMENDED: The best of 2014

MI PRO RECOMMENDED: The best of 2014

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For the first time ever, MI Pro has compiled a complete rundown of 2014’s Recommended features, including products from a cross section of sectors and musical styles.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 29th 2014 at 9:39AM
MI PRO READER SURVEY: Tell us what you'd like to see more of in 2015

MI PRO READER SURVEY: Tell us what you'd like to see more of in 2015

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By completing our survey, you the readers can tell us what you think of our current online offering and how we can improve with the most relevant content.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 29th 2014 at 9:30AM

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Korg to provide backline for artists as part of new Spinnup project

Korg to provide backline for artists as part of new Spinnup project

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Korg has teamed up with Island Records on a new project called Spinnup, aimed at finding new artists and kitting them out with gear from Korg’s line-up of distributed brands.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 23rd 2014 at 11:15AM
GEOFF PIPE: RIP?

GEOFF PIPE: RIP?

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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 Dec 23rd 2014 at 10:54AM
SPECIAL FOCUS: Brass and woodwind

SPECIAL FOCUS: Brass and woodwind

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As 2014 draws to a close, MI Pro speaks to some of the brass and woodwind sector’s foremost authorities to see how this specialist market has held up against the ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 22nd 2014 at 11:00AM
2014 in review

2014 in review

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After another eventful and, indeed, challenging year, MI Pro takes a look back at the stories that have dominated the headlines over the past 12 months…

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 22nd 2014 at 10:23AM

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COMMENT: Learning curves

COMMENT: Learning curves

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Those of you who attended this year’s MIRC will no doubt remember the keynote address delivered by classical pianist James Rhodes. 

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 22nd 2014 at 9:30AM
TOP 10: This week's most read stories

TOP 10: This week's most read stories

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Check out the most read stories from the past seven days.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 19th 2014 at 9:03AM
Yamaha reveals UK and Ireland brass and woodwind scholarship finalists

Yamaha reveals UK and Ireland brass and woodwind scholarship finalists

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Following live auditions at the Birmingham Conservatoire earlier this month, Yamaha has announced the names of the 13 young musicians who will perform at the UK and Irish brass and ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 18th 2014 at 1:47PM
Dawsons partners with Allianz to offer customers free insurance

Dawsons partners with Allianz to offer customers free insurance

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Retailer Dawsons has teamed up with Allianz Musical Insurance to offer its customers three free months of musical insurance cover.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 18th 2014 at 1:00PM

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Southern Ampeg Heritage Centre opens at Absolute Music

Southern Ampeg Heritage Centre opens at Absolute Music

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Bournemouth-based Absolute Music has opened the UK's biggest Ampeg Heritage Centre at its music superstore and studio complex. 

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 18th 2014 at 11:05AM
12 Bar Club to close in wake of Denmark Street redevelopment

12 Bar Club to close in wake of Denmark Street redevelopment

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Iconic Soho music venue, the 12 Bar Club, is to close in January 2015 in the wake of the Denmark Street Crossrail redevelopment.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 18th 2014 at 10:20AM
Anthem Publishing named Independent Publisher of the Year

Anthem Publishing named Independent Publisher of the Year

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Anthem Publishing, publisher of the Music Tech, Guitar & Bass, Classic Pop and Vintage Rock brands, recently picked up the PPA Independent Publishing Company of the Year 2014 award. 

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 17th 2014 at 11:55AM
VIDEO: Revolution Drum demos new Firefly drum key

VIDEO: Revolution Drum demos new Firefly drum key

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Revolution Drum has announced the arrival of its second-generation Firefly drum key.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 17th 2014 at 11:11AM

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THE APPRENTICES: Alby Wallbank, Strum and Bass

THE APPRENTICES: Alby Wallbank, Strum and Bass

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The next generation of MI dealers are already coming to the boil nicely in the MIRTAS apprenticeship scheme. Each month we check on on their progress…

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 17th 2014 at 10:27AM
We could order it in: Guitarangi Da Gamba

We could order it in: Guitarangi Da Gamba

NEWS

I know what you’re thinking, but you’re wrong. It’s not one of Lenny Henry’s former catchphrases.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 17th 2014 at 10:26AM
MYSTERY SHOPPER: Denmark Street (part one)

MYSTERY SHOPPER: Denmark Street (part one)

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Denmark Street has long been regarded as the hub of the UK’s MI retail sector. Our man of mystery headed for the capital for the first of a two-part series ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 17th 2014 at 10:13AM
Rotosound reports soaring sales of Henry Heller Guitar Straps

Rotosound reports soaring sales of Henry Heller Guitar Straps

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Back in 2013, Rotosound introduced its Henry Heller guitar strap range. Since then sales have continued to grow ever stronger with the expansion of the UK retailer network leading to ...

by Alex Trew
on Dec 16th 2014 at 11:28AM
NAMM 2015: Music education to take spotlight

NAMM 2015: Music education to take spotlight

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Education will take the spotlight at the upcoming 2015 NAMM Show, with education leaders, faculty and music-career seeking students being gathered through events hosted by the NAMM Foundation.

by Alex Trew
on Dec 16th 2014 at 10:34AM
VIDEO: Mazda3 transformed into a musical instrument

VIDEO: Mazda3 transformed into a musical instrument

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Part of Mazda’s latest social media strategy has seen it linking up with Mindshare UK in order to convert the Mazda3 into a musical instrument through the use of Mogees.

by Alex Trew
on Dec 16th 2014 at 10:25AM
RETAIL ADVISORY BOARD: General vs specialist

RETAIL ADVISORY BOARD: General vs specialist

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This month, we ask our retail advisory board: Q. Will the future of music retail favour specialist stores, or will there still be a place for general shops?

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 15th 2014 at 11:22AM
VIDEO: Shine In The City with Paul Carrack and Rimmers Music

VIDEO: Shine In The City with Paul Carrack and Rimmers Music

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The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) is teaming up with Rimmers Music, Yamaha and Paul Carrack for the ‘Shine In The City’ event, a competition to recognise the best ...

by Alex Trew
on Dec 15th 2014 at 11:01AM
Line 6 lifts the lid on the latest AMPLIFi firmware update

Line 6 lifts the lid on the latest AMPLIFi firmware update

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Line 6 has unveiled the availability of AMPLIFi v2.1 firmware, a free update that will introduce direct USB recording to the entire AMPLIFi range.

by Alex Trew
on Dec 15th 2014 at 10:44AM