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80% of UK consumers say receiving discounts codes would entice them to make a purchase

80% of UK consumers say receiving discounts codes would entice them to make a purchase

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According to a new survey by UBM, when asked what sort of offer would entice them to make a purchase, 80 per cent of respondents mentioned receiving discount codes.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 22nd 2016 at 1:24PM
Help Musicians UK offering access to career development opportunities

Help Musicians UK offering access to career development opportunities

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Help Musicians UK is offering young professional musicians access to career development opportunities in the UK, as well as internationally.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 22nd 2016 at 11:22AM
WATCH: KT Tunstall celebrates the return of her beloved tambourine after Twitter campaign

WATCH: KT Tunstall celebrates the return of her beloved tambourine after Twitter campaign

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KT Tunstall’s favourite tambourine has been returned after an enthusiastic fan stole it at a gig.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 22nd 2016 at 11:07AM
New line of analogue octave pedals launched by Cog Effects

New line of analogue octave pedals launched by Cog Effects

NEW GEAR

Cog Effects has expanded its line-up of what it claims is ‘the smallest analogue octave pedal in the world’.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 22nd 2016 at 10:40AM

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The Barfly to relaunch as Camden Assembly

The Barfly to relaunch as Camden Assembly

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Iconic Camden venue The Barfly will be reopening under new name in mid-September.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 22nd 2016 at 10:13AM
Production Music Awards 2016

Production Music Awards 2016

EVENTS
Nov 25th 2016

Location: London

The Library Music Awards has relaunched as the Production Music Awards.

The key trends transforming online retail right now

The key trends transforming online retail right now

NEWS

Ian Jindal, experienced multichannel retailer and Editor-in-Chief of InternetRetailing, looks at the latest opportunities and challenges facing retailers.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 18th 2016 at 2:37PM
Recreate 'the Brent pose' and win a Yamaha FGX720 guitar signed by Ricky Gervais

Recreate 'the Brent pose' and win a Yamaha FGX720 guitar signed by Ricky Gervais

NEWS

To promote the new movie David Brent: Life on the Road, Yamaha’s Pro Music Division has partnered with EOne, BBC Films and Lime Movies for a special competition.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 18th 2016 at 2:17PM

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WATCH: The world's first DJ decks pizza box from Pizza Hut

WATCH: The world's first DJ decks pizza box from Pizza Hut

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Pizza Hut has introduced what it claims is the world’s first playable DJ pizza box, which syncs via Bluetooth to your laptop or smartphone.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 18th 2016 at 1:36PM
REVIEW: Peavey 6505 Piranha Micro Head

REVIEW: Peavey 6505 Piranha Micro Head

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The new 6505 Piranha Micro Head from Peavey is described as a 'portable and powerful device', following in the footsteps of the popular 6505 MH Mini Head by packing high ...

by Robert Briden
on Aug 18th 2016 at 11:20AM
How companies like Violin Assets help budding musicians get their hands on unattainable instruments

How companies like Violin Assets help budding musicians get their hands on unattainable instruments

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Professional classical instruments are not cheap, so what happens when a promising young musician is in need of an exceptional instrument?

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 18th 2016 at 10:52AM
Apogee announces new MiC 96k for Windows and Mac

Apogee announces new MiC 96k for Windows and Mac

NEW GEAR

Sound Technology will be distributing Apogee’s new 96kHZ 24-bit USB microphone in the UK.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 18th 2016 at 10:27AM

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I Like Trains outlines the importance of giving young musicians a voice with Youth Music charity gig

I Like Trains outlines the importance of giving young musicians a voice with Youth Music charity gig

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Leeds alt/rock outfit I Like Trains will be performing at a special charity gig in association with Youth Music’s Give a Gig fundraising initiative.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 17th 2016 at 12:05PM
RTW enters MI market with the MM3 MusicMeter

RTW enters MI market with the MM3 MusicMeter

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Visual audio meter and monitoring device vendor RTW has entered the MI market with a new low-cost loudness meter.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 17th 2016 at 12:02PM
Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett’s KHDK pedals now available in UK

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett’s KHDK pedals now available in UK

NEW GEAR

Zoom Distribution UK has revealed that it will be bringing KHDK pedals to the UK and Ireland.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 17th 2016 at 10:35AM
The NAMM Show 2017

The NAMM Show 2017

EVENTS
Jan 19th 2017 - Jan 22nd 2017

Location: Anaheim, CA

On January 19th the MI industry will once again converge upon California’s Anaheim Convention Centre for 2017’s NAMM Show.

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Jamie Cullum picks Yamaha CFX for BBC Proms performance

Jamie Cullum picks Yamaha CFX for BBC Proms performance

NEWS

Critically acclaimed Yamaha Artist Jamie Cullum recently chose the company’s flagship CFX concert grand piano for his recent BBC Proms performance.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 16th 2016 at 4:14PM
LD Systems introduces U500 Series wireless microphones and bodypacks

LD Systems introduces U500 Series wireless microphones and bodypacks

NEW GEAR

LD Systems has unveiled its new U500 Series, featuring a range of radio microphones and guitar systems.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 16th 2016 at 3:06PM
Why are retailers struggling to connect in-store and online shopping experiences?

Why are retailers struggling to connect in-store and online shopping experiences?

NEWS

New research from RetailMeNot has found that whilst 92 per cent of large retailers are now selling online, nearly two-fifths are failing to offer consistent pricing across all channels.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 16th 2016 at 12:37PM
D’Addario unveils new NYXL Bass string sets

D’Addario unveils new NYXL Bass string sets

NEW GEAR

D’Addario has expanded its NYXL Bass string line to include three additional sets and a full line of single strings.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 16th 2016 at 11:14AM
New boutique festival Camper Calling coming to the midlands

New boutique festival Camper Calling coming to the midlands

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Camper Calling, a new boutique festival, will take place in Warwickshire for the first time over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 16th 2016 at 10:50AM
How to monetise your own remixes on Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal and YouTube

How to monetise your own remixes on Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal and YouTube

NEWS

There’s been a long, on-going battle between labels and bootleg remixes for quite some time, but a new service is hoping to get rights holders and remixers working together.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 16th 2016 at 10:19AM
WATCH: Joseph Gordon-Levitt busks on subway, challenges musicians to play outside

WATCH: Joseph Gordon-Levitt busks on subway, challenges musicians to play outside

NEWS

Joseph Gordon-Levitt bashed away on a drum kit in the middle of a subway platform to promote his new artistic project.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 15th 2016 at 4:42PM
New WHD 2016 drum kit range launches

New WHD 2016 drum kit range launches

NEW GEAR

WHD has launched its new 2016 series of drum kits, which are available exclusively from Gear4music.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 15th 2016 at 3:26PM
ICMP aims to enhance graduate employability with Tileyard Studios partnership

ICMP aims to enhance graduate employability with Tileyard Studios partnership

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The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP) has partnered with London studio Tileyard.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 15th 2016 at 12:30PM