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New digital drum tutor pad from Chord

New digital drum tutor pad from Chord

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Chord’s new electronic drum tutor pad is now available in the UK via distributor AVSL.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 14th 2014 at 12:05PM
Special conservation petition for Tin Pan Alley

Special conservation petition for Tin Pan Alley

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A new petition has been launched seeking specials conservation status for London’s Tin Pan Alley.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 14th 2014 at 10:39AM
VIDEO: TC Group unveils new Mini guitar pedals and vocal processor

VIDEO: TC Group unveils new Mini guitar pedals and vocal processor

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TC Group has today unveiled four new TC Electronic Mini pedals, along with a new Play Acoustic vocal processor.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 13th 2014 at 3:58PM
VIDEO: Belfast dealer crowned Giro d'Italia window dressing champion

VIDEO: Belfast dealer crowned Giro d'Italia window dressing champion

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Belfast dealer Matchett’s Music emerged victorious from a special Giro d’Italia window dressing completion, which took place last weekend.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 13th 2014 at 12:52PM

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Raft of new Rotosound endorsees announced

Raft of new Rotosound endorsees announced

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Rotosound has added a dozen new metal players to its artist roster.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 13th 2014 at 10:52AM
Guthrie Govan joins Tronical artist line-up

Guthrie Govan joins Tronical artist line-up

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Guitarist, Guthrie Govan, has joined Tronical’s endorsee line-up.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 13th 2014 at 10:24AM
MIRC 2014: Channel 4 filming at event

MIRC 2014: Channel 4 filming at event

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Series dedicated to putting more musical instruments in the hands of school children being filmed at show.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on May 13th 2014 at 9:56AM
THE APPRENTICES: Thomas Dalmut-Rudd

THE APPRENTICES: Thomas Dalmut-Rudd

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The next generation of MI dealers are already fermenting nicely through the MIRTAS (Music Instrument Retail Training Apprenticeship Scheme) programme. Each month we check on their progress, starting with Thomas ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 12th 2014 at 4:36PM

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Barnes & Mullins: The forgotten tragedy

Barnes & Mullins: The forgotten tragedy

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Little-remembered, owing to the more terrible events that proceeded it, the sinking of the Empress of Ireland, exactly 100 years ago this month, with the loss of more than 1,000 ...

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on May 12th 2014 at 11:23AM
INTERVIEW: GoPro brand manager Rhys Jones

INTERVIEW: GoPro brand manager Rhys Jones

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Camera specialist, GoPro, recently entered the MI market with a brand new musicians’ model. Daniel Gumble spoke to brand manager at Madison, Rhys Jones, to find out more…

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 12th 2014 at 10:23AM
MARKET PROFILE: Ukuleles

MARKET PROFILE: Ukuleles

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One doesn’t have to cast their mind too far back to recall a time when ukuleles were generally seen as a novelty instrument; something a dealer might stock as an ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 12th 2014 at 8:53AM
David Seville

David Seville

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The former head of Yamaha's acoustic division, David Seville, died on Wednesday, aged 74.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on May 12th 2014 at 8:38AM

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VIDEO: Five guitar recording tips from Misha Mansoor

VIDEO: Five guitar recording tips from Misha Mansoor

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Misha Mansoor, guitarist with US progressive rock outfit Periphery, serves up his top five tips for recording guitar in the studio.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 9th 2014 at 10:34AM
MIRC 2014: AVSL bringing Citronic audio brand

MIRC 2014: AVSL bringing Citronic audio brand

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AVSL will continue to establish its Chord brand at this year's MIRC and will also be bringing audio brand Citronic.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on May 9th 2014 at 10:29AM
TOP TEN: This week's most read stories

TOP TEN: This week's most read stories

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The announcement that DV247 MD John Da Costa is to leave the firm following further cuts to its workforce dominates this week’s top ten.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 9th 2014 at 9:53AM
MYSTERY SHOPPER: Cheltenham

MYSTERY SHOPPER: Cheltenham

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This month, our mystery shopper donned his mac and shades and headed for the town of Cheltenham to check out its MI offering. He sent back this report…

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 8th 2014 at 4:04PM

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Aussie deal for Barnes and Mullins

Aussie deal for Barnes and Mullins

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Musical Merchandisers has been appointed as the distributor for Barnes and Mullins traditional products in Australia.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on May 8th 2014 at 11:32AM
CRAIG BLUNDELL: Overcoming anxiety

CRAIG BLUNDELL: Overcoming anxiety

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MI Pro drum specialist, Craig Blundell, offers some sound advice on how players can overcome nerves and anxiety ahead of a big performance...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 8th 2014 at 10:43AM
MIRC 2014: Electrovision set to sparkle

MIRC 2014: Electrovision set to sparkle

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Electrovision will be revealing a new range of stage fashion for mics at MIRC, having picked up European distribution rights from US firm MicFX.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on May 8th 2014 at 10:42AM
Martin Retro strings now shipping

Martin Retro strings now shipping

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The Retro range is designed to recreate the Martin Monel brand of strings from the late ‘60s and ‘70s, using ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 8th 2014 at 10:18AM
VIDEO: St. Albans Music Centre retail profile

VIDEO: St. Albans Music Centre retail profile

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Our roving reporter, Tim Slater, visits St. Albans Music Centre for this month’s retail profile.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 8th 2014 at 9:02AM
GEOFF PIPE: Strange brew

GEOFF PIPE: Strange brew

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Make your store a hub of the musical community, they said. Make a coffee shop area in store, they said...

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on May 7th 2014 at 10:41AM
MI Pro backs music education campaign

MI Pro backs music education campaign

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MI Pro has added its weight to the Incorporated Society of Musician's Protect Music Education campaign.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on May 7th 2014 at 10:11AM
World exclusive confirmed for North West Guitar Show

World exclusive confirmed for North West Guitar Show

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The North West Guitar Show has secured a world exclusive appearance in the form of Paul Kossoff’s iconic sunburst Les Paul guitar, which will be on display at the upcoming ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 7th 2014 at 9:55AM
Fender sells off Guild

Fender sells off Guild

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Fender has struck a deal to sell the Guild guitar brand and assets to US manufacturer and distributor, Cordoba Music Group.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on May 7th 2014 at 8:33AM