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MU lobbies Government to back live venues

MU lobbies Government to back live venues

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The Musicians’ Union (MU) headed to parliament yesterday to urge the Government to introduce a ‘Agent of Change Principle’ law to protect venues putting on live music and entertainment.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 23rd 2015 at 5:03PM
TC Electronic launches PolyTune 2 BlackLight

TC Electronic launches PolyTune 2 BlackLight

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TC Electronic has announced the launch of the PolyTune 2 BlackLight, the new addition to its line of polyphonic tuners.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 23rd 2015 at 4:55PM
INTERVIEW: Charles 'Chas and Dave' Hodges

INTERVIEW: Charles 'Chas and Dave' Hodges

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Charles 'Chas and Dave' Hodges tells Daniel Gumble about his early days as a session musician, his brief stint with Deep Purple, heading into the studio once again with Dave ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 23rd 2015 at 3:34PM
Looking for a new job in the music industry?

Looking for a new job in the music industry?

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Looking for a new job in the MI industry? Then be sure to check out the latest vacancies on the MI Pro page.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 23rd 2015 at 11:09AM

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Barnes & Mullins launches Traditional Instruments website

Barnes & Mullins launches Traditional Instruments website

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Barnes & Mullins has announced the launch of its new Traditional Instruments website.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 23rd 2015 at 10:04AM
RETAIL ESSENTIALS: The Wambooka from Wambooka

RETAIL ESSENTIALS: The Wambooka from Wambooka

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Revolutionary materials, Italian design and innovative manufacturing processes have resulted in the creation of an instrument that aims to deliver an all-new sound, says Italian company Wambooka.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 22nd 2015 at 2:54PM
RETAIL ESSENTIALS: Gremlin Bodhrán

RETAIL ESSENTIALS: Gremlin Bodhrán

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The Bodhrán (pronounced bow-rahn) is the traditional Irish Drum. Made from a round wooden frame with an animal skin stretched across it, the Bodhrán is the heartbeat of Irish traditional ...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 22nd 2015 at 2:29PM
Redston steps up at Percussion Plus

Redston steps up at Percussion Plus

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Paul Redston has been promoted to national account manager at Percussion Plus following an internal reshuffle.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 22nd 2015 at 12:41PM

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RETAIL ESSENTIALS: Liberty Drums Jazz Series Liquid Pearl

RETAIL ESSENTIALS: Liberty Drums Jazz Series Liquid Pearl

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The Liberty Drums Jazz Series is described by the company as a ‘statement of craftsmanship with the injection of vintage’.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 22nd 2015 at 12:27PM
RETAIL ESSENTIALS: Boomwhackers Power Pack

RETAIL ESSENTIALS: Boomwhackers Power Pack

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Boomwhackers are brightly coloured, tuned musical tubes that have won a number of awards, including a Best 25 Toys of 25 Years award from Parents’ Choice.

Each person holds one ...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 22nd 2015 at 12:15PM
RETAIL ESSENTIALS: Carlsbro CSD525 digital drum kit

RETAIL ESSENTIALS: Carlsbro CSD525 digital drum kit

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The CD by Carlsbro range of digital drum kits has established itself firmly in the market since the launch of the CSD501, which is now followed by this model - ...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 22nd 2015 at 11:58AM
CruzTOOLS Soundhole Wrenches

CruzTOOLS Soundhole Wrenches

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Manufacturer of tools for musicians, CruzTOOLS, has announced the launch of its Groovetech Soundhole Wrenches.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 22nd 2015 at 11:10AM

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Kinsman launches new 8 and 12 channel stereo mixers

Kinsman launches new 8 and 12 channel stereo mixers

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Kinsman has announced the addition of the new KM8FX and KM12FX stereo mixers to its amplification range.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 22nd 2015 at 10:30AM
SPECIAL FOCUS: Is the acoustic market still king?

SPECIAL FOCUS: Is the acoustic market still king?

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For many general MI retailers, the acoustic guitar market is considered the most dependable sector in an ever-challenging economic climate. But is this still the case? MI Pro talks to ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 22nd 2015 at 8:03AM
MIRC 2015 in pictures

MIRC 2015 in pictures

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Check out our MIRC 2015 Facebook photo gallery.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 22nd 2015 at 7:00AM

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Gear4music are one of the largest UK based retailers of musical instruments and music equipment, having recently successfully floated on the London Stock Exchange Alternative Investment Market.

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JHS/MI Pro Golf Tournament raises over £3,000 for Music for All

JHS/MI Pro Golf Tournament raises over £3,000 for Music for All

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This year’s joint sponsored JHS/MI Pro Charity Amateur Golf Tournament has raised more than £3,000 for the Music for All charity.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 19th 2015 at 11:06AM

Membership Sales Manager

UK

This role requires a dynamic and ambitious individual to take sales of MIA Membership to the next level. Selling to the musical instrument industry and associated allied trades, you must have a proven successful track record in sales. Microsoft Office: Word/Excel/Access skills essential. 22.5 hours per week, £21,937.50 pro rata + commission. Job description available on request: 01403 800500.

TOP 10: This week's most read stories

TOP 10: This week's most read stories

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The departure of Musikmesse chief, Kai Hattendorf, after just two months in the role has topped this week's list.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 19th 2015 at 9:10AM
RETAIL ADVISORY BOARD: Changes to Musikmesse

RETAIL ADVISORY BOARD: Changes to Musikmesse

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How will the changes to next year’s Musikmesse impact upon the trade element of the show?

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 18th 2015 at 3:49PM
Vintage adds V6M24 models to electric range

Vintage adds V6M24 models to electric range

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Vintage has added new V6M24 models to its range of electric guitars.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 18th 2015 at 1:03PM
Korg UK readies new Retail Portal

Korg UK readies new Retail Portal

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Korg UK has announced a new dealer portal and online trade ordering system - the Korg Retail Portal.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 18th 2015 at 9:01AM
MIRC 2015: Positive response to expo

MIRC 2015: Positive response to expo

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A number of exhibitors have reported a positive MIRC 2015 expo, with several brands and suppliers reporting good business on the day.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 17th 2015 at 6:26PM
MIRC 2015: Morning conference focuses on mobile and online

MIRC 2015: Morning conference focuses on mobile and online

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Dealers at MIRC 2015 were given an insight into ways they could bolster business during the morning conference, with a key focus revolving around mobile and online presence.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 17th 2015 at 2:02PM