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D’Addario expands NYXL string line

D’Addario expands NYXL string line

NEW GEAR

D’Addario has announced the extension of its line of NYXL electric guitar strings.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on May 13th 2015 at 10:06AM
Headstock Distribution bolsters percussion division

Headstock Distribution bolsters percussion division

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Headstock Distribution has appointed Ian Aguado-Bush as product manager of its percussion division, which represents Zildjian and Tama in the UK and Ireland.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 12th 2015 at 4:50PM
BMC unveils technology showcases

BMC unveils technology showcases

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The Brighton Music Conference has unveiled the technology showcases that will take part in the two days of master classes, panels and talks.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on May 12th 2015 at 11:31AM
TC Electronic and Yamaha announce one-off Nathan East clinic

TC Electronic and Yamaha announce one-off Nathan East clinic

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TC Electronic and Yamaha have collaborated on a high-profile clinic session featuring Grammy nominated musician Nathan East, in association with Guilford’s Andertons Music on Tuesday, May 19th.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 12th 2015 at 11:12AM

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Tombo launches Mu-01 Chromatic Harmonica

Tombo launches Mu-01 Chromatic Harmonica

NEW GEAR

Japanese harmonica specialists, Tombo Harmonicas, have released a new style of chromatic harmonica, the Mu-01.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on May 12th 2015 at 10:40AM
Making Music kicks off Grade One Challenge with BBC Get Creative

Making Music kicks off Grade One Challenge with BBC Get Creative

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Making Music, a UK organisation for amateur music, is challenging people across the country to learn an instrument to Grade One level by the end of the year as part ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 12th 2015 at 10:05AM
Wishbone launches Hook V.2 in UK and Europe

Wishbone launches Hook V.2 in UK and Europe

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The latest microphone mount from Wishbone, the Hook V.2, is now available in the UK and Europe.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on May 11th 2015 at 10:47AM
MIRC 2015: Studiomaster and Carlsbro to bring new products

MIRC 2015: Studiomaster and Carlsbro to bring new products

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Studiomaster and Carlsbro are among the latest brands to confirm that they will be bringing new products to this year’s show, which takes place on Wednesday, June 17th at Northamptonshire’s ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 11th 2015 at 9:35AM

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COLIN REES: What's your next move in the marketing plan?

COLIN REES: What's your next move in the marketing plan?

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Someone far more learned than me once said: “If a business is not growing, it is already in decline”. Understandably, most people would take the line of not believing it, ...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on May 11th 2015 at 9:30AM
BIRKETTS: Employment law developments in April 2005

BIRKETTS: Employment law developments in April 2005

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Legal expert and partner at Birketts, Rafael Ruiz, tells us about some recent developments in the world of employment law…

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on May 11th 2015 at 9:30AM
MYSTERY SHOPPER: Birmingham (part two)

MYSTERY SHOPPER: Birmingham (part two)

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Our man of mystery delivers the second installment of his Birmingham report...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on May 11th 2015 at 9:28AM
RETAIL PROFILE: The Guitar Studio, Hertford

RETAIL PROFILE: The Guitar Studio, Hertford

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With a new premises opening to focus solely on music lessons, The Guitar Studio is expanding its footprint in Hertford. Rhys Troake spoke with owner, Neil Drummond, to find out ...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on May 11th 2015 at 8:50AM

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SPECIAL FOCUS: Music education

SPECIAL FOCUS: Music education

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The education sector has forever been a key component of the MI industry, but with diminishing government support, it has begun to flounder in recent years. Here, we speak to ...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on May 8th 2015 at 10:39AM
VIDEO: Adam Hall unveils new Gravity brand

VIDEO: Adam Hall unveils new Gravity brand

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Adam Hall has released a new video demonstrating its recently launched Gravity brand of stands.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 8th 2015 at 10:06AM
TOP 10: This week's most read stories

TOP 10: This week's most read stories

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As the first week of May comes to an end, we take a look at the most read stories of the past seven days.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on May 8th 2015 at 9:30AM
LAURA B. WHITMORE: The Power of Nice

LAURA B. WHITMORE: The Power of Nice

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This month musician and WiMN (Women’s International Music Network) founder, Laura B. Whitmore, discusses The Power of Nice…

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 7th 2015 at 4:07PM

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INTERVIEW: John Hornby Skewes

INTERVIEW: John Hornby Skewes

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Celebrating its 50th anniversary this month, JHS has for many years been considered one of the foremost distributors in the MI market. To find out how the company has continued ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 7th 2015 at 10:33AM
MIRC 2015: Ace Tech to showcase full range of business services

MIRC 2015: Ace Tech to showcase full range of business services

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Training and business development specialist Ace Tech will be showcasing its full range of services at this year’s MIRC, which takes place at Northamptonshire's Whittlebury Hall on Wednesday, June 17th.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 7th 2015 at 10:00AM
Adam Hall to display new lines at PLASA Focus

Adam Hall to display new lines at PLASA Focus

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Adam Hall will showcase its latest line of products at this year’s PLASA Focus show.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on May 7th 2015 at 9:57AM
Auden acquires Gordon Smith Guitars

Auden acquires Gordon Smith Guitars

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Auden Guitars has announced the acquisition of Gordon Smith Guitars.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on May 6th 2015 at 4:04PM
JG Windows announces major expansion

JG Windows announces major expansion

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Newcastle upon Tyne-based retailer, JG Windows, has announced it has recently acquired an additional 4,500 square feet of floor space for its city centre store.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on May 6th 2015 at 10:31AM
Bikes and musical instruments - a shared challenge?

Bikes and musical instruments - a shared challenge?

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MIA chief executive, Paul McManus, shares his thoughts on how bricks and mortar dealerships must adapt in order to remain prosperous in today’s market…

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on May 6th 2015 at 9:58AM
MIRC 2015: Liberty Drums to showcase new product lines

MIRC 2015: Liberty Drums to showcase new product lines

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Liberty Drums will be displaying a raft of new products at this year’s MIRC.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 5th 2015 at 4:28PM
Korg collaborates on DSD Live Streaming

Korg collaborates on DSD Live Streaming

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Korg has collaborated with Sony on the new DSD Live Streaming project.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on May 5th 2015 at 11:28AM
INTERVIEW: Andy Bell, Ride

INTERVIEW: Andy Bell, Ride

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Following last year’s long-awaited reunion, ‘shoegaze’ icons Ride have been at the heart of a renaissance for the genre. Daniel Gumble caught up with the band’s co-songwriter and guitarist, Andy ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 5th 2015 at 9:53AM