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RETAIL PROFILE: Blackwell's, Oxford

RETAIL PROFILE: Blackwell's, Oxford

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Oxford’s oldest music shop is still thriving and is a crucial part of the city’s musical heritage thanks to its strong support of academia and the local music scene. Ronnie ...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Mar 20th 2015 at 11:37AM
The new HK Audio Patchbay 6

The new HK Audio Patchbay 6

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HK Audio has unveiled the new successor to the Patchbay 2 and Patchbay 5, the Patchbay 6.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Mar 20th 2015 at 11:04AM
TOP 10: This week's most read stories

TOP 10: This week's most read stories

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Hitting the top spot this week is the news of the conviction of an online retailer selling counterfeit Sennheiser products.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Mar 20th 2015 at 9:50AM

Sales Office Assistant

UK - North

Based at our Garforth, Leeds Head Office, we are recruiting a Sales Office Marketeer. 
The role primarily involves proactive results driven telemarketing and email sales activity along with developing trade customer relations, order processing, queries and enquiry response. The successful candidate will have experience in Sales/Telesales or be an enthusiastic learner. Good communicative skills, literacy and numeracy are prerequisites.

We look for competence with Microsoft Office applications and good IT skills. 
Previous business to business and telemarketing experience will be an advantage. 
The successful candidate will need to work well in a team and also independently in our busy sales office environment. Nurturing trade relations and growing sales whilst maintaining high levels of presale and aftersales customer care are of utmost importance. Industry knowledge and experience of musical instruments and/or PA equipment would be an advantage, although the successful candidate will receive training.





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Ableton publishes its first book

Ableton publishes its first book

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Ableton has published its first book entitled, Making Music – 74 Creative Strategies for Electronic Musicians.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Mar 19th 2015 at 11:14AM
INTERVIEW: Paul McManus, MIA chief executive

INTERVIEW: Paul McManus, MIA chief executive

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MIA chief executive Paul McManus has overseen several key initiatives since joining the trade body 12 years ago, expanding its charitable campaigns and helping bricks and mortar dealers maintain their ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 19th 2015 at 10:41AM
Learn to Play Day 2015: 2 days to go

Learn to Play Day 2015: 2 days to go

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We are now less than two days away from this year’s National Learn to Play Day, which takes place on Saturday, March 21st.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 19th 2015 at 10:25AM
GHS unveils new bass strings

GHS unveils new bass strings

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GHS Strings has unveiled its new range of bass strings, the Round Core Bass Boomers and Crossovers.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Mar 19th 2015 at 10:17AM

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Sennheiser counterfeiter convicted by UK court

Sennheiser counterfeiter convicted by UK court

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An online trader caught selling counterfeit Sennheiser products has been convicted by a UK court.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 18th 2015 at 11:41AM
John Hornby Skewes wins Music Teacher Magazine Editor's Choice award

John Hornby Skewes wins Music Teacher Magazine Editor's Choice award

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John Hornby Skewes has been presented with the Music Teacher Magazine Editor’s Choice award for his contribution to the education sector.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 18th 2015 at 11:18AM
Kristi Bronico appointed as sales manager of Martin Strings

Kristi Bronico appointed as sales manager of Martin Strings

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C.F. Martin & Co. has announced the promotion of Kristi Bronico to sales manager of Martin Strings.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Mar 18th 2015 at 11:02AM
VIDEO: The Human Sized Synthesizer

VIDEO: The Human Sized Synthesizer

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The Red Bull Music Academy has released a new video showing a giant synth in action dubbed The Human Sized Synthesizer.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 18th 2015 at 10:43AM

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MUSIKMESSE 2015: Tony Iommi to appear at Laney Booth

MUSIKMESSE 2015: Tony Iommi to appear at Laney Booth

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Laney Amplification has announced that Black Sabbath guitarist, Tony Iommi, will be appearing the Frankfurt Musikmesse 2015.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Mar 18th 2015 at 10:22AM
Mike Emery set to leave JHS

Mike Emery set to leave JHS

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JHS Central Southern England area sales manager, Mike Emery, is leaving the company at the end of March 2015.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Mar 17th 2015 at 3:26PM

Graphic Designer - Music Week Magazine (London Based)

UK - London

A fabulous opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Graphic Designer to join Music Week, the trade magazine which has been at forefront of the music business for over 50 years.

Coast Music to distribute Martin Strings in Canada

Coast Music to distribute Martin Strings in Canada

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Martin & Co. has appointed Coast Music as its exclusive distributor of Martin Strings in Canada, beginning April 1st 2015.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Mar 17th 2015 at 11:14AM

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Perri's launches Beatles products

Perri's launches Beatles products

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Perri’s Leathers has announced the launch of its Beatles licensed guitar straps, guitar gig bags, and picks.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Mar 17th 2015 at 10:33AM
MI Pro April issue embargoed until day one of Musikmesse

MI Pro April issue embargoed until day one of Musikmesse

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The April edition of MI Pro will be embargoed until the opening day of Musikmesse 2015 (April 15th), so be sure to send in details of your upcoming launches for ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 17th 2015 at 10:27AM
MI Pioneers: Adolph Rickenbacker and George Beauchamp

MI Pioneers: Adolph Rickenbacker and George Beauchamp

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This month, MI Pioneers takes a look at the careers of Adolph Rickenbacker and George Beauchamp, and how they revolutionised the world of electric guitars...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 17th 2015 at 10:20AM
Brunswick unveils new acacia Concert ukulele

Brunswick unveils new acacia Concert ukulele

NEW GEAR

Brunswick has unveiled a brand new Concert ukulele model.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 16th 2015 at 11:29AM
Production Room partners with Tegeler Audio Manufaktur

Production Room partners with Tegeler Audio Manufaktur

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Production Room has entered into a strategic partnership with German manufacturer Tegeler Audio Manufaktur.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 16th 2015 at 11:15AM

Sales Assistant - Newcastle

UK - North East

We are currently looking for several part- and full-time sales assistants to work at our newest Professional Music Technology store, PMT Newcastle. The store will be a fast-paced working environment and a high level of customer service is expected to be provided at all times. Candidates must have superb communication skills, a willingness to put customers first, be a team player, have the capabilities to work in fast paced environments and have good product knowledge of musical instruments, live sound and music production equipment.
 
What we’re looking for in applying candidates:
 
- Previous retail sales experience 
- Knowledge on hi-tech equipment, guitars, basses and PA products is preferable, as is playing ability
- Excellent communication and customer service skills
- Able to work under pressure and to target
- Familiar with social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram)
- Good Numeracy and Literacy skills
 
To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter detailing why you feel you are suitable for this role via the 'Apply Now' button.











Jason Bowld sessions announced for Learn to Play Day at PMT Birmingham

Jason Bowld sessions announced for Learn to Play Day at PMT Birmingham

NEWS

Rock and pop exam company, Rockschool, has announced a special taster session with rock drummer Jason Bowld at PMT Birmingham as part of this year’s National Learn to Play Day.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 16th 2015 at 9:16AM
PRS Guitars unveils new S2 Vela model

PRS Guitars unveils new S2 Vela model

NEW GEAR

PRS Guitars has lifted the lid on the latest addition to its USA-made S2 line – the S2 Vela.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 16th 2015 at 8:56AM

Sales Assistant - Birmingham

UK - Midlands

We are currently looking for a full-time sales assistant to join our PA department within the PMT Birmingham music store. The store is a fast-paced working environment and a high level of customer service is expected to be provided at all times. Candidates must have superb communication skills, a willingness to put customers first, be a team player, have the capabilities to work in fast paced environments and have good product knowledge of musical instruments, live sound and music production equipment.
 
What we’re looking for in applying candidates:
 
- Previous retail sales experience
- Knowledge on PA products/Backline set-up
- Excellent communication and customer service skills
- Able to work under pressure and to target
- Familiar with social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram)
- Good Numeracy and Literacy skills
 
To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter detailing why you feel you are suitable for this role via the 'Apply Now' button.