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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
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

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£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
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

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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

NEW GEAR

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

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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

NEWS

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
INDUSTRY Q&A: Matt Joule, Aria

INDUSTRY Q&A: Matt Joule, Aria

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This month's Industry Q&A sees Matt Joule, managing director of Aria, talk us through his introduction to music, his favourite albums and his ultimate live line-up...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 3rd 2013 at 4:55PM
MYSTERY SHOPPER: Norwich

MYSTERY SHOPPER: Norwich

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This month, our mystery shopper serves up a festive feast following his trip to Norwich. Here's what he saw on his travels…

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 3rd 2013 at 2:52PM

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Retail Advisory Board: Can boutique brands help drive footfall?

Retail Advisory Board: Can boutique brands help drive footfall?

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This month, we ask our retail advisory board: How crucial is a good smattering of boutique brands to a high street specialist?

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 3rd 2013 at 2:27PM
Early bird tickets now on sale for first electronic music conference

Early bird tickets now on sale for first electronic music conference

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Early bird tickets are now available for the Brighton Music Conference; the UK’s first annual conference for the electronic music market.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 3rd 2013 at 10:32AM
MI Pro December 2013 digital edition now available

MI Pro December 2013 digital edition now available

NEWS

The December issue of MI Pro is now available to read online or to download as a PDF.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 3rd 2013 at 10:04AM
Are you the Undercover Retailer?

Are you the Undercover Retailer?

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MI Pro is on the look-out for a retailer to contribute a monthly column providing a view from behind the counter of an MI shop.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Dec 2nd 2013 at 5:26PM
Musicroom launches Personalised Music Books

Musicroom launches Personalised Music Books

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Musicroom has launched a new personalised online music book service, which allows customers to choose their own selection of sheet music.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Dec 2nd 2013 at 4:45PM
New online music degree is a first

New online music degree is a first

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What is being billed as the UK and Europe's first online music degree has just launched, backed by the founders of the Brighton Institute of Modern Music (BIMM).

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Dec 2nd 2013 at 3:41PM
Cooper's Corner

Cooper's Corner

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Continuing his watching brief, veteran journalist Gary Cooper gives us his latest thoughts on the wide world of MI...

Gary Cooper
by Gary Cooper
on Dec 2nd 2013 at 11:26AM
New store for Ripley, Nottinghamshire

New store for Ripley, Nottinghamshire

NEWS

A new store is opening up in Ripley, Nottinghamshire this weekend, aiming to create a hub for the local music community.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Dec 2nd 2013 at 11:10AM
MI PRO TV: Amazon launches drone attacks

MI PRO TV: Amazon launches drone attacks

NEWS

In a move that bears closer resemblance to a US military air strike than a method of consumer delivery, Amazon has begun testing unmanned drones in its bid to deliver ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 2nd 2013 at 11:09AM