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NAMM 2014: Laney announces endorsee appearances

NAMM 2014: Laney announces endorsee appearances

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A number of official Laney endorsees will be dropping by the firm’s booth during this week’s NAMM 2014 show.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 20th 2014 at 4:12PM
MYSTERY SHOPPER: No particular place to go

MYSTERY SHOPPER: No particular place to go

NEWS

This month, our mystery shopper took to four separate locations in his bid to find out what the nation’s high streets have to offer. Here’s what he found on his ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 20th 2014 at 11:24AM
MI PRO TV: Music World retail profile

MI PRO TV: Music World retail profile

NEWS

In the Suffolk metropolis of Ipswich, a small independent retailer is quietly confident that his business is thriving despite the difficult economic times Tim Slater reports…

Tim  Slater
by Tim Slater
on Jan 20th 2014 at 11:12AM
INTERVIEW: D'Addario president Rick Drumm

INTERVIEW: D'Addario president Rick Drumm

NEWS

As part of our US-flavoured (or should that be flavored? No.) NAMM coverage, Gary Cooper talked to D’Addario president Rick Drumm, about the firm’s ambitious new system of ‘Lean’  management ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 20th 2014 at 10:05AM

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Music Sales acquires French publisher

Music Sales acquires French publisher

NEWS

Independent music publisher The Music Sales Group has swooped for family-run French publisher Éditions Alphonse Leduc.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Jan 20th 2014 at 9:36AM
ICMP launches eight new scholarships

ICMP launches eight new scholarships

NEWS

A number of big-name music brands are backing the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance's latest scholarships.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Jan 17th 2014 at 10:29AM
TOP TEN: This week's most read stories

TOP TEN: This week's most read stories

NEWS

News of Manchester’s Tone World going into administration tops this week’s chart, while a steady stream of pre NAMM news also dominates much of our top ten.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 17th 2014 at 9:58AM
NAMM 2014: Samson Meteorite lands in LA

NAMM 2014: Samson Meteorite lands in LA

NEWS

Samson will be showcasing its new ultra-portable USB Meteorite condenser microphone at NAMM 2014,

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 16th 2014 at 3:28PM

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NAMM 2014: Two new workstations from Roland

NAMM 2014: Two new workstations from Roland

NEWS

Two new music workstations are among the line-up of new products from Roland at this year's NAMM Show.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Jan 16th 2014 at 2:29PM
NAMM 2014: Flurry of new Daisy Rock guitars

NAMM 2014: Flurry of new Daisy Rock guitars

NEWS

An array of new Daisy Rock guitars have been unveiled ahead of the NAMM 2014 show.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 16th 2014 at 2:24PM
NAMM 2014: Classic Carlsbro amp available exclusively at the show

NAMM 2014: Classic Carlsbro amp available exclusively at the show

NEWS

Carlsbro’s strictly limited edition VAC 15 Greenback Classic amp will be available to order exclusively at NAMM 2014.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 16th 2014 at 1:15PM
Tone World in administration

Tone World in administration

NEWS

Manchester's Tone World, opened in March 2012 by former Sounds Great director Gary Sharpe, is in administration.

Gary Cooper
by Gary Cooper
on Jan 16th 2014 at 11:08AM

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GARY COOPER: The only way is up?

GARY COOPER: The only way is up?

NEWS

As part of our NAMM coverage, we look at how the US market is currently faring and whether we can take any baromoter readings to predict what happens next in ...

Gary Cooper
by Gary Cooper
on Jan 16th 2014 at 10:06AM
NAMM 2014: New Peerless Retromatics; Martin Taylor booth appearance

NAMM 2014: New Peerless Retromatics; Martin Taylor booth appearance

NEWS

Peerless Guitars has revealed that it will be showcasing its new Retromatic 131 guitar and two new Retromatic basses at NAMM 2014, while guitarist Martin Taylor will be dropping by ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 15th 2014 at 4:11PM
NAMM 2014: Host of new piano products from Roland

NAMM 2014: Host of new piano products from Roland

NEWS

Roland is launching no less than six new digital pianos and a stage piano at this year's NAMM show. 

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Jan 15th 2014 at 3:35PM
NAMM 2014: Roland announces trio of Boss pedals

NAMM 2014: Roland announces trio of Boss pedals

NEW GEAR

Roland has unveiled three brand new Boss pedals ahead of next week’s NAMM show.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 15th 2014 at 3:10PM

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NAMM 2014: New Roland drum products

NAMM 2014: New Roland drum products

NEWS

Roland's NAMM launches include a number of new additions to its drum line-up, including a new Trigger Module.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Jan 15th 2014 at 2:27PM
NAMM 2014: What not to miss

NAMM 2014: What not to miss

NEWS

Now in its 112th year, the Winter NAMM exhibition continues to welcome a wealth of MI brands, suppliers and industry pros to LA’s Anaheim Convention Centre. MI Pro offers a ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 15th 2014 at 12:45PM
NAMM 2014: Rock legends set for Samson booth appearance

NAMM 2014: Rock legends set for Samson booth appearance

NEWS

A raft of leading names from the world of rock and metal will be taking centre stage on the Samson booth at next week’s NAMM show.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 15th 2014 at 10:33AM
BUYER'S GUIDE: Guitar effects

BUYER'S GUIDE: Guitar effects

BUYER'S GUIDE

With such a diverse variety of guitar effects available on the market, MI Pro serves up a selection of some ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 15th 2014 at 9:51AM
CRAIG BLUNDELL: It's all relative

CRAIG BLUNDELL: It's all relative

NEWS

As the end of the year approached, I felt it was time for me to personally reflect on things that happened in drum land during 2013. It was an incredibly ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 14th 2014 at 3:47PM
INDUSTRY Q&A: Sue Cox, Zoom UK

INDUSTRY Q&A: Sue Cox, Zoom UK

NEWS

This month's Industry Q&A sees Zoom UK general manager, Sue Cox, talk us through her favourite albums, her musical heroes and her ultimate live line-up...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 14th 2014 at 1:37PM
NAMM 2014: Keep abreast of the latest news with MI Pro

NAMM 2014: Keep abreast of the latest news with MI Pro

NEWS

With NAMM 2014 just over one week away, MI Pro is providing a dedicated hub, from which you can keep up to date with the very latest news and developments ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 14th 2014 at 12:44PM
NAMM 2014: Alice in Chains star to appear at Dean Markley booth

NAMM 2014: Alice in Chains star to appear at Dean Markley booth

NEWS

Alice in Chains bassist, Mike Inez, will be appearing at Dean Markley’s booth at the NAMM 2014 show.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 14th 2014 at 12:27PM
NAMM 2014: New Paiste launches

NAMM 2014: New Paiste launches

NEWS

Celebrating 25 years of its Signature Bronze line, Paiste is launching a number of new cymbals including the Masters Dark Crash and Dark Hi-Hat models.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Jan 14th 2014 at 11:11AM