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New DigiTech pedals ship in time for Christmas

New DigiTech pedals ship in time for Christmas

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DigiTech’s Element and Element XP multi-effects guitar pedals are now shipping, the firm’s UK distributor Sound Technology has announced.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 12th 2013 at 10:35AM
Dean Markley launches Signature bass strings

Dean Markley launches Signature bass strings

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Dean Markley has released its new Signature Series bass guitar strings.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 12th 2013 at 10:14AM
COMPANY PROFILE: Rat Stands

COMPANY PROFILE: Rat Stands

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Rat Stands marketing manager Dave Crawford discusses the company's key areas of growth over the past year, along with its plans for the year ahead...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 12th 2013 at 9:42AM
Chord introduces new electro ukuleles

Chord introduces new electro ukuleles

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Chord has lifted the lid on a new line of electro ukuleles.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 11th 2013 at 11:16AM

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Ernie Watts to receive Frankfurt Music Prize 2014

Ernie Watts to receive Frankfurt Music Prize 2014

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With a career spanning more than 50 years and over 500 recordings, saxophonist Ernie Watts will receive the Frankfurt Music Prize 2014 at next year’s Musikmesse show in Frankfurt.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 11th 2013 at 11:09AM
New Studiomaster cabs set for NAMM launch

New Studiomaster cabs set for NAMM launch

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Studiomaster and Carlsbro are readying a raft of new products for the upcoming Winter NAMM show.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 11th 2013 at 10:40AM
CRAIG BLUNDELL: Show time

CRAIG BLUNDELL: Show time

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Drum specialist Craig Blundell casts an eye back over the Music Show, an educational show that made its debut last month at Manchester Central...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 11th 2013 at 9:53AM
Miranda Hart sends Musicroom maracas sales 'through the roof'

Miranda Hart sends Musicroom maracas sales 'through the roof'

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It appears that the new Miranda Hart workout DVD - Maracattack - has shaken up the notoriously slow Christmas maracas market.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 10th 2013 at 11:36AM

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Growing pains: A look at the key factors affecting the global market

Growing pains: A look at the key factors affecting the global market

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While the market continues to operate without a stat system to measure its progress, a new report has come to light detailing its projected growth for the coming years. Daniel ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 10th 2013 at 10:42AM
Export opinion: Why more and more British firms are looking overseas

Export opinion: Why more and more British firms are looking overseas

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With the UK market slowed to a standstill and Germany increasingly taking control of retail, British companies are looking to new markets to find growth. Gary Cooper spoke to a ...

Gary Cooper
by Gary Cooper
on Dec 10th 2013 at 10:35AM
BUYER'S GUIDE: Studio monitors

BUYER'S GUIDE: Studio monitors

BUYER'S GUIDE

As audio products continue to proliferate on the MI market, MI Pro takes a look at some of the sector’s ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 10th 2013 at 10:11AM
THE LAST WORD: Bill Quinn

THE LAST WORD: Bill Quinn

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Tighter regulations on the use of hardwoods mean alternatives should be sought…

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 9th 2013 at 10:58AM

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Dylan guitar shifts for nearly $1m

Dylan guitar shifts for nearly $1m

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The guitar that Bob Dylan played when he famously 'went electric' at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival sold at auction for a record $965,000.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Dec 9th 2013 at 10:57AM
Yamaha Music London and Jamie Cullum in Centrepoint charity drive

Yamaha Music London and Jamie Cullum in Centrepoint charity drive

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Last week saw Yamaha Music London host a special Christmas performance from Jamie Cullum, in a bid to raise money for Centrepoint – a charity aimed at helping homeless young ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 9th 2013 at 10:35AM
BUYER'S GUIDE: Brass and woodwind

BUYER'S GUIDE: Brass and woodwind

BUYER'S GUIDE

The brass and woodwind market is vast and plentiful; yet navigating its plethora of products can sometimes pose a tricky ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 9th 2013 at 10:03AM
£1,000 business rate discount offered to smaller MI stores

£1,000 business rate discount offered to smaller MI stores

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The UK Government has handed smaller retailers - including independent MI dealers - a discount on their business rates.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 6th 2013 at 11:19AM

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MI PRO TV: Roland introduces dedicated tutorial site

MI PRO TV: Roland introduces dedicated tutorial site

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Roland has launched a new website designed to help first-time piano players get to grips with its entry-level F-20 digital pianos.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 6th 2013 at 10:50AM
TOP TEN: This week's most read stories

TOP TEN: This week's most read stories

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The 2013 MIA Awards tops this week’s rundown, with news of the night’s big winners and a photo diary of the  evening’s highlights dominating our top ten.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 6th 2013 at 10:07AM
New bag range for High Tech

New bag range for High Tech

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High Tech Distribution has taken on exclusive distribution of the Crossrock range of gig bags and cases.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Dec 5th 2013 at 3:19PM
MIA Awards 2013 in pictures

MIA Awards 2013 in pictures

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The great and good from the world of MI converged upon London’s Park Plaza Hotel last night for the 2013 MIA Awards.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 5th 2013 at 11:21AM
JHS adds new flagship models to Lewitt mic range

JHS adds new flagship models to Lewitt mic range

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JHS has expanded its Lewitt MTP Live Series with the addition of two new flagship microphones.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 5th 2013 at 11:20AM
SVM Percussion welcomes new member to Sakae Drums family

SVM Percussion welcomes new member to Sakae Drums family

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SVM Percussion has unveiled UK drummer Mark Richardson as the latest artist to join the Sakae Drums artist line-up.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 5th 2013 at 10:23AM
MIA Awards 2013: Wins for PMT and Barnes and Mullins

MIA Awards 2013: Wins for PMT and Barnes and Mullins

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Last night's MIA awards saw wins for Barnes & Mullins, PMT, Andertons and Tanglewood among others.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Dec 5th 2013 at 10:10AM
Music Sales joins forces with Carisch

Music Sales joins forces with Carisch

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Music Sales has formed an exclusive European distribution partnership with Italian-based Carisch.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Dec 4th 2013 at 10:40AM
2013: As it happened

2013: As it happened

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Gary Cooper gets out his handy MI Pro binder to thumb through the issues and look back at the stories, which grabbed the headlines this year…

Gary Cooper
by Gary Cooper
on Dec 4th 2013 at 9:05AM