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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

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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
Roland rolls back the years with new Drum Machine Expansion

Roland rolls back the years with new Drum Machine Expansion

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Roland has announced the release of its new 7X7-TR8 Drum Machine Expansion for the TR-8 Rhythm Performer, allowing the recreation of sounds from the TR-707 and TR-727 Rhythm Composers.

by Alex Trew
on Dec 15th 2014 at 10:23AM

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Yamaha releases 'The Key Advantage' iBooks

Yamaha releases 'The Key Advantage' iBooks

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Yamaha Pianos has introduced a new series of six iBooks, The Key Advantage, aiming to provide sales, technical and marketing resource for dealer sales staff.

The ease of use ...

by Alex Trew
on Dec 15th 2014 at 10:18AM
TOP TEN: This week's most read stories

TOP TEN: This week's most read stories

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As another week comes to a close, we take a look at the ten most popular stories over the last seven days.

by Alex Trew
on Dec 12th 2014 at 11:05AM

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Brunswick Guitars new website now live

Brunswick Guitars new website now live

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Barnes & Mullins has unveiled its newly created, and first ever, Brunswick Guitars website. This new system is intended to serve as the face of the globally expanding acoustic guitar ...

by Alex Trew
on Dec 11th 2014 at 2:27PM

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Musicroom pre-Christmas sales stronger than ever

Musicroom pre-Christmas sales stronger than ever

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Despite retail experts continuing to discuss the death of the high street retailer, Musicroom, the UK’s largest MI retailer, is able to report that its pre-Christmas in store sales are ...

by Alex Trew
on Dec 11th 2014 at 1:00PM
UK band hit by thieves to the tune of £30,000

UK band hit by thieves to the tune of £30,000

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Indie folk group, The Travelling Band has become the victim of a large-scale theft, losing approximately £30,000 worth of equipment in the back of their van when that was taken ...

by Alex Trew
on Dec 11th 2014 at 11:31AM
JHS extends sales office and warehouse opening times for Christmas

JHS extends sales office and warehouse opening times for Christmas

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To meet demand during the busy run up to Christmas, the JHS sales office will be open from 8:45am to 5:30pm, Monday to Friday, and the warehousing team will be ...

by Alex Trew
on Dec 11th 2014 at 10:59AM
GuitarGuitar supports staff with 'living wage' scheme

GuitarGuitar supports staff with 'living wage' scheme

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National guitar and music retailer GuitarGuitar has become the first MI retailer to adopt the 'living wage' scheme, which can pay employees up to 40 per cent more than the ...

by Alex Trew
on Dec 11th 2014 at 10:34AM

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Rotosound adds to Cooperstand range

Rotosound adds to Cooperstand range

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Rotosound has announced that it will be extending its range of Cooperstand instrument stands, now offering the new Duro Pro composite stands, expanding the existing range of African Sapele Pro ...

by Alex Trew
on Dec 11th 2014 at 10:22AM
2015 National Learn to Play Day to be biggest yet

2015 National Learn to Play Day to be biggest yet

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The 2015 National Learn to Play Day will take place on Saturday, March 21st in what is set to be its biggest outing to date.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 10th 2014 at 10:18AM
INTERVIEW: Patrick Almond, Studiomaster/Carlsbro

INTERVIEW: Patrick Almond, Studiomaster/Carlsbro

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It’s been an eventful year for Studiomaster and Carlsbro. Last month saw the former play a pivotal role in a world-first gig performed atop a moving iceberg off the coast ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 10th 2014 at 9:24AM
COLIN REES: Management style key to higher productivity

COLIN REES: Management style key to higher productivity

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Our business specialist, Colin Rees, on why your management style could be the key to attaining higher productivity…

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 10th 2014 at 8:19AM
Maximise your presence at NAMM 2015 with our January issue

Maximise your presence at NAMM 2015 with our January issue

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Be sure to bolster your NAMM 2015 announcements and launches in our special January edition, featuring a full show preview, as well as extended features on the effects pedal and ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 10th 2014 at 8:06AM
Peavey releases new amp models, available in the ReValver Amp Store

Peavey releases new amp models, available in the ReValver Amp Store

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Peavey Electronics has announced the release of the new ANGEL PBII amp module, ANGEL cabinet models and the Metal Pack Bundle, all available through the ReValver Amp Store.

by Alex Trew
on Dec 9th 2014 at 12:12PM
Avid relists on NASDAQ

Avid relists on NASDAQ

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Avid has gained approval to once again list its common stock on The NASDAQ Stock Market.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 9th 2014 at 11:40AM
SECRET DEALER: Put a stop to bargain bundles

SECRET DEALER: Put a stop to bargain bundles

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Our secret dealer on why we should put a stop to bargain bundles and damaging discounts.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 9th 2014 at 11:30AM
Brunswick introduces the new BTK10 Junior

Brunswick introduces the new BTK10 Junior

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Brunswick has introduced a new entry-level guitar, the BTK10 Junior, available in five colour schemes it is designed to serve as an introduction into the acoustic guitar.

by Alex Trew
on Dec 9th 2014 at 10:56AM