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Instruments worth £6,000 stolen from brass band rehearsal room

Instruments worth £6,000 stolen from brass band rehearsal room

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Instruments worth up to £6,000 have been stolen from a Weston-super-Mare brass band (named Weston Brass Band), after their rehearsal room was broken into on March 23rd.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 21st 2016 at 5:11PM
Music China 2016 adds tenth hall as expansion continues

Music China 2016 adds tenth hall as expansion continues

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The annual Music China show continues to expand, with a tenth hall added this year to meet growing demand for exhibition space.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 21st 2016 at 3:23PM
Queen's Award for Enterprise goes to Focusrite

Queen's Award for Enterprise goes to Focusrite

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Focusrite has been honoured with the 2016 Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 21st 2016 at 11:06AM
New Steinway Spirio system ‘most significant innovation in 70 years'

New Steinway Spirio system ‘most significant innovation in 70 years'

NEW GEAR

Steinway has unveiled its new Spirio digital player piano system, which it is describing as its most significant product innovation ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 21st 2016 at 10:14AM

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Music Cities Convention speaker line-up confirmed

Music Cities Convention speaker line-up confirmed

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The full speaker line-up for this year’s Music Cities Convention has been revealed, with 27 speakers from 16 set to speak at the event.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 20th 2016 at 3:53PM
D’Addario unveils most discreet tuner yet

D’Addario unveils most discreet tuner yet

NEW GEAR

D’Addario has unveiled its new NS Micro Soundhole Tuner – it’s most discreet tuner yet.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 20th 2016 at 3:09PM
NAMM Musikmesse Russia details revealed

NAMM Musikmesse Russia details revealed

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The NAMM Musikmesse Russia and Prolight_Sound NAMM Russia shows return for their fifth annual outing this year, taking place at Moscow’s Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Centre from September 15th-18th 2016.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 20th 2016 at 11:21AM
Perri’s adds new retro Hootenanny guitar straps

Perri’s adds new retro Hootenanny guitar straps

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Perri’s has announced its new range of retro Hootenanny guitar straps.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 20th 2016 at 11:05AM

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GHS introduces coated Bajo Quinto strings

GHS introduces coated Bajo Quinto strings

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The Mexican Bajo Quinto looks like an oversized acoustic guitar: it’s five pairs of double steel strings are played with ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 20th 2016 at 10:47AM
Music teacher job losses highlighted in new MU report

Music teacher job losses highlighted in new MU report

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The Musicians’ Union has released a new report on the state of music education in England, highlighting the number of music teachers that have either lost their jobs or left ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 20th 2016 at 10:14AM
Robert Wilson receives MBE

Robert Wilson receives MBE

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Sound Technology chairman, Robert Wilson has received an MBE in honour of his services to the music industry and charity.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 19th 2016 at 11:18AM
WATCH: Desperados beer bottles transformed into musical instruments

WATCH: Desperados beer bottles transformed into musical instruments

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Heineken has kick-started a new global campaign fir its tequila flavoured Desperados beer, which sees the bottles transformed into electronic musical instruments.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 19th 2016 at 11:03AM

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Jupiter Brass appoints new sales manager for southern England

Jupiter Brass appoints new sales manager for southern England

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Korg UK, official distributor for Jupiter Brass in the UK and Ireland, has appointed Stuart Middleton to the position of area sales manager, southern England, for the brand.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 19th 2016 at 10:13AM
Mansons Guitar Shop recognised with Retailer of the Year award

Mansons Guitar Shop recognised with Retailer of the Year award

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Mansons Guitar Shop has been honoured at the Exeter Living Awards 2016, taking home the coveted Retailer of the Year award.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 18th 2016 at 2:58PM
LAURA B. WHITMORE: 10 ways to get more girls playing guitar

LAURA B. WHITMORE: 10 ways to get more girls playing guitar

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In her latest MI Pro column, WiMN (Women's International Music Network) founder, Laura B. Whitmore, looks at how we can get more girls playing guitar…

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 18th 2016 at 11:08AM
BILLY LUNN: A vindication of the cover song

BILLY LUNN: A vindication of the cover song

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The Subways frontman and MI Pro columnist, Billy Lunn, writes in defence of the cover song and serves up a few of his favourite takes on old classics…

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 18th 2016 at 10:05AM

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The best new jobs in the music industry

The best new jobs in the music industry

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Looking for a new opportunity in the music industry? Check out the MI Pro jobs board for the latest vacancies.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 18th 2016 at 6:37AM
$2bn linked to Panama papers spent on musical instruments, says Vladimir Putin

$2bn linked to Panama papers spent on musical instruments, says Vladimir Putin

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Millions of dollars channelled through offshore firms belonging to a close friend of Vladimir Putin were used to purchase rare and expensive classical instruments, the Russian president has said.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 18th 2016 at 6:31AM
WATCH: New app designed to help players learn to play by ear

WATCH: New app designed to help players learn to play by ear

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A new app named Anytune has been launched to help musicians refine their skills and learn to play by ear.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 15th 2016 at 11:14AM

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Korg (UK) Limited are manufacturers of legendary Hi Tech products and iconic VOX amplifications. We also distribute more than fifteen world class brands that are played by immensely successful artists and enthusiasts of all levels - from beginners to superstars.

National Sales Manager

UK

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Top 10: This week's biggest stories

Top 10: This week's biggest stories

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Reaction to the new-look Musikmesse show dominates this week’s chart, as we round up the biggest headlines from the past seven days.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 15th 2016 at 10:05AM
Yamaha scoops four MIPA gongs at Musikmesse 2016

Yamaha scoops four MIPA gongs at Musikmesse 2016

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Last week’s Musikmesse saw Yamaha pick up four gongs at the 17th annual MIPA (Musikmesse International Press Awards) ceremony.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 14th 2016 at 3:15PM
MI EXPO: Registration now open

MI EXPO: Registration now open

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Registration for the inaugural MI Expo, in association with Musikmesse, is now open.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 14th 2016 at 11:55AM