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Fender CEO confirms plan to retire

Fender CEO confirms plan to retire

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As exclusively revealed by MI Pro yesterday, Fender CEO, Larry Thomas is leaving the firm at the end of May.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Apr 10th 2014 at 9:56AM
Promark Select Balance drumsticks now shipping

Promark Select Balance drumsticks now shipping

NEW GEAR

Promark’s new line of Select Balance drumsticks are now available in the UK.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 10th 2014 at 9:54AM
Fishman dealer visits and price reductions

Fishman dealer visits and price reductions

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Fishman European Brand Ambassador, Steve Fairclough has teamed up with JHS for a number of UK and Ireland Fishman Main Dealer visits over the coming weeks.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 9th 2014 at 11:19AM
Freshman expands Euro distribution

Freshman expands Euro distribution

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Freshman Guitars has signed five new international distribution agreements covering Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, Serbia, France, Poland, Sweden and Norway.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Apr 9th 2014 at 10:59AM

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Zoom UK agrees Auden Guitars distribution deal

Zoom UK agrees Auden Guitars distribution deal

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Zoom UK has taken on exclusive UK and ROI distribution of Auden Guitars.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 9th 2014 at 10:50AM

"Number of online shoppers using click and collect to double by 2017"

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The number of online shoppers using click and collect services is set to double over the next three years.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 9th 2014 at 10:19AM
EXCLUSIVE: Fender CEO set to depart

EXCLUSIVE: Fender CEO set to depart

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Fender is expected to announce the departure of CEO, Larry Thomas later today.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Apr 9th 2014 at 10:00AM
COOPER'S CORNER: Content is king - apparently

COOPER'S CORNER: Content is king - apparently

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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 Apr 8th 2014 at 11:44AM

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INTERVIEW: Classical pianist Ji Liu

INTERVIEW: Classical pianist Ji Liu

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Having recently topped the UK’s classical charts with his debut album Piano Reflections, Chinese pianist and composer Ji Liu has emerged as one of the world’s most talented young musicians. ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 8th 2014 at 10:20AM
Barnet shop targeted by TV's 'It Takes a Thief to Catch a Thief'

Barnet shop targeted by TV's 'It Takes a Thief to Catch a Thief'

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Barnet dealer The Sound Garden recently featured on Channel 5’s It Takes a Thief to Catch a Thief TV show.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 7th 2014 at 4:21PM
Tin Pan Alley blue plaque for Denmark Street

Tin Pan Alley blue plaque for Denmark Street

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London’s Denmark Street, or Tin Pan Alley, as it is affectionately known, has been recognised with a hi-tech blue plaque to celebrate its musical heritage.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 7th 2014 at 3:57PM
MIRC 2014:

MIRC 2014: "An opportunity to be inspired"

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If you're undecided about this year's MIRC, here's a reminder of the overwhelmingly positive reaction we had to last year's event.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Apr 7th 2014 at 12:12PM

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GoPro launches musician camera

GoPro launches musician camera

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GoPro, maker of lightweight, wearable and gear-mounted cameras has launched a musician-focused version of its best-selling HERO3+ Black Edition camera.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Apr 7th 2014 at 11:21AM
SECRET DEALER: The problems with Christmas stocking commitments

SECRET DEALER: The problems with Christmas stocking commitments

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This month, our secret dealer discusses Christmas stocking commitments and the problems they can cause for both dealers and consumers…

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 7th 2014 at 11:18AM
Peerless reveals new Fibonacci guitars

Peerless reveals new Fibonacci guitars

NEW GEAR

Peerless Guitars has added to its line-up with two brand new guitars – the Fibonacci and Fibonacci Deluxe.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 7th 2014 at 10:57AM
MI Pro April digital issue now available

MI Pro April digital issue now available

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

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 7th 2014 at 10:27AM

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New Protection Racket endorsees

New Protection Racket endorsees

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Drum case specialist Protection Racket, has added new artists to its promotional roster - from Feeder, Bastille and The 1975's.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Apr 4th 2014 at 11:30AM
FEEDBACK: Let's get connected

FEEDBACK: Let's get connected

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I’ve just read MI Pro the Secret Dealer and it’s oh so right. You have pointed the finger at the heart of the high street collapse.
Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Apr 4th 2014 at 10:54AM
MIRC 2014: Dealers! What are you waiting for?

MIRC 2014: Dealers! What are you waiting for?

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If you haven't yet registered for this year's MIRC expo and conference, what's taking you? It's free for dealers you know?!

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Apr 4th 2014 at 10:31AM
TOP TEN: This week's most read stories

TOP TEN: This week's most read stories

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Future's music titles have come under the spotlight this week, following the publisher's latest trading updates.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Apr 4th 2014 at 10:10AM
'No fire sale' for Future music division

'No fire sale' for Future music division

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Troubled Future PLC says there will be no ‘fire sale’ of its music titles, in response to a recent statement promising to focus on ‘core’ titles.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Apr 3rd 2014 at 11:44AM
Barnes and Mullins unveils new Yanagisawa sax

Barnes and Mullins unveils new Yanagisawa sax

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Barnes and Mullins is launching the latest Yanagisawa alto sax at a range of venues over the next few days.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Apr 3rd 2014 at 11:35AM
IK launches Orange app

IK launches Orange app

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IK Multimedia is launching a new officially licensed AmpliTube in collaboration from Orange.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Apr 3rd 2014 at 11:29AM
Korg reveals Vox string offer

Korg reveals Vox string offer

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Korg has announced a new Vox promotion to accompany the introduction of its Night Train G2 heads and NT15C1 combo.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Apr 3rd 2014 at 10:12AM
Legendary Les Paul to take centre stage at North West Guitar Show

Legendary Les Paul to take centre stage at North West Guitar Show

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Northern Guitar Shows has confirmed that guitarist, collector, writer and historian, Phil Harris, will make a guest appearance at next month’s North West Guitar Show, where he will perform on ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 2nd 2014 at 11:16AM