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RETAIL PROFILE: Dawkes Music

RETAIL PROFILE: Dawkes Music

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MI Pro catches up with Dawkes Music sales and marketing manager, Sam Gregory, to find out how business has been in 2015 and how the brass and woodwind market has ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 9th 2015 at 10:56AM
Don Was to receive Les Paul Award at 2016 TEC Awards

Don Was to receive Les Paul Award at 2016 TEC Awards

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The 31st TEC Awards will recognise musician, producer and industry exec, Don Was, with the coveted Les Paul Award at NAMM 2016.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 9th 2015 at 10:39AM
Ohm UK operating company IDEX goes into liquidation

Ohm UK operating company IDEX goes into liquidation

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IDEX, one of the key manufacturing companies behind MI and pro audio speaker firm Ohm UK, has gone into liquidation.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 8th 2015 at 4:36PM
New compact hardware bag from Protection Racket

New compact hardware bag from Protection Racket

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Protection Racket has introduced a brand new hardware bag, designed to comfortably carry a hi-hat stand and three booms.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 8th 2015 at 4:07PM

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Uriah Heep guitarist joins Engl artist roster

Uriah Heep guitarist joins Engl artist roster

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Uriah Heep guitarist, Mick Box, has become the latest artist to join the Engl artist family.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 8th 2015 at 11:40AM
UK venues welcome 'agent of change' amendments to Planning Bill

UK venues welcome 'agent of change' amendments to Planning Bill

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UK music venues are singing the praises of an amendment to today’s Government’s Planning Bill, which would place an agent of change principle on a statutory basis into UK law.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 8th 2015 at 9:14AM
Seeking a new industry challenge? Check out the MI Pro jobs board

Seeking a new industry challenge? Check out the MI Pro jobs board

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Are you seeking a new challenge in the MI industry? Find out about the latest opportunities via the MI Pro jobs board.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 8th 2015 at 8:15AM
INTERVIEW: Brian Cleary and Alex Mew, Barnes & Mullins

INTERVIEW: Brian Cleary and Alex Mew, Barnes & Mullins

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Barnes & Mullins approach the end of 2015 with a clutch of MIA Awards, growth across multiple brands and some big plans for the year ahead. Daniel Gumble visited joint ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 7th 2015 at 9:36PM

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Hamstead adds Signature Tremolo pedal

Hamstead adds Signature Tremolo pedal

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Hamstead Soundworks has added to its pedal line-up with the new Signature Tremolo/Boost unit.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 7th 2015 at 11:31AM
M-Audio unveils Songwriter Suite for M-Track II interfaces

M-Audio unveils Songwriter Suite for M-Track II interfaces

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M-Audio has announced the immediate availability of its Songwriter Suite for M-Track II Series interfaces.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 7th 2015 at 11:21AM
VIDEO: Garageband rival gathers pace with $1.5M additional funding

VIDEO: Garageband rival gathers pace with $1.5M additional funding

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Soundtrap, a new studio and audio recording solution set to rival Apple’s Garageband, has secured additional funding of $1.5 million, along with early recognition by the American Association of School ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 7th 2015 at 10:25AM
Fender GBI appoints new general manager

Fender GBI appoints new general manager

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Fender GBI has promoted Jim O’Connor to the position of general manager.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 7th 2015 at 9:28AM

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 TOP 10: This week's most read stories

TOP 10: This week's most read stories

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Gibson, Fender and PMT all feature prominently in our rundown of the week’s biggest stories.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 4th 2015 at 11:16AM
PRS releases ‘very limited’ Private Stock guitars

PRS releases ‘very limited’ Private Stock guitars

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PRS Guitars has announced a ‘very limited’ run of instruments to mark the 20th anniversary of its Private Stock programme.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 4th 2015 at 10:48AM
Orange chief Cliff Cooper receives Electronic Entrepreneur award

Orange chief Cliff Cooper receives Electronic Entrepreneur award

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Orange Amplification founder and chairman, Cliff Cooper, has been named Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 in Electronics for Western Europe by World Finance Magazine.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 4th 2015 at 10:29AM
Learn to Play Day gears up for biggest outing yet

Learn to Play Day gears up for biggest outing yet

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As the build-up to next year’s National Learn to Play Day kicks into gear, organisers are promising more free music lessons across the country than ever before.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 4th 2015 at 9:55AM

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Gary Tichopad joins Barnes & Mullins board

Gary Tichopad joins Barnes & Mullins board

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Barnes & Mullins has added Gary Tichopad, the firm’s purchasing manager, to its board.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 3rd 2015 at 4:13PM
Dean Zelinsky reveals new Dellatera guitar

Dean Zelinsky reveals new Dellatera guitar

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Guitar designer, Dean Zelinsky, has added a new guitar to his portfolio with the new Dellatera model.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 3rd 2015 at 11:34AM
Gibson approach to business 'the riskiest' says market report

Gibson approach to business 'the riskiest' says market report

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Gibson’s approach to achieving market growth in the US has been described as ‘the riskiest’ in a new report by Moody’s Investors Service.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 3rd 2015 at 11:08AM
VIDEO: DC Developments unveils Vintage Brown valve combo

VIDEO: DC Developments unveils Vintage Brown valve combo

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DC Developments has lifted the lid on a new valve combo amp - the 10W Vintage Brown.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 3rd 2015 at 10:37AM
PMT Cardiff 'what Welsh musicians have been waiting for' says Podesta

PMT Cardiff 'what Welsh musicians have been waiting for' says Podesta

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PMT’s new Cardiff store is “exactly what Welsh musicians have been waiting for,” store manager Mike Podesta has told MI Pro.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 2nd 2015 at 2:18PM
PMT recruits former Cranes man; outlines plans for Cardiff store

PMT recruits former Cranes man; outlines plans for Cardiff store

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PMT has recruited former Cranes manager, Mike Podesta, as its new store manager, as the firm outlines plans for its new Cardiff store.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 2nd 2015 at 11:38AM
Mumfords, Lady Gaga and Gregory Porter drummers join Protection Racket

Mumfords, Lady Gaga and Gregory Porter drummers join Protection Racket

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Protection Racket has added drummers from Mumford & Sons, Lady Gaga and Gregory Porter to its artist family.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 2nd 2015 at 11:11AM
Chaka Khan to be honoured by The WiMN at 2016 She Rocks Awards

Chaka Khan to be honoured by The WiMN at 2016 She Rocks Awards

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Legendary singer, Chaka Khan, will be honoured by The WiMN (Women’s International Music Network) at the 2016 She Rocks Awards.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 2nd 2015 at 10:09AM
INTERVIEW: Max Rowat, Koven

INTERVIEW: Max Rowat, Koven

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Comprised of multi-instrumentalist Max Rowat and vocalist Katie Boyle, electro duo Koven represent a rich blend of styles. The pair combines acoustic instruments with electro beats and samples to create ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 1st 2015 at 2:47PM