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Lava Drop X guitar has volcanic rock fretboard, laser MIDI controller

Lava Drop X guitar has volcanic rock fretboard, laser MIDI controller

NEW GEAR

Lithuanian company Lava Guitars has unveiled the first models in its new lineup: the Drop X, Plus and Minus.

Laura  Barnes
on Nov 24th 2016 at 3:54PM
Musikmesse 2017 to host Copa Kapella band competition finale

Musikmesse 2017 to host Copa Kapella band competition finale

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Musikmesse 2017 is looking to attract fans of modern and traditional brass music by hosting Woodstock of Brass Music’s finale of the ‘Copa Kapella’ band competition.

Laura  Barnes
on Nov 24th 2016 at 3:00PM
Prynth: An open-source platform for DIY synths

Prynth: An open-source platform for DIY synths

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Developer Ivan Franco has launched an open-source platform to allow people to create their own unique synthesizers.

Laura  Barnes
on Nov 24th 2016 at 12:15PM
Pop music is king right now and MI retailers need to exploit that

Pop music is king right now and MI retailers need to exploit that

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MI Pro editor Laura Barnes looks at what genres are the most popular right now and how current MI marketing may not be representing today’s young musicians…

Laura  Barnes
on Nov 24th 2016 at 11:15AM

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Jonathan Myall becomes UK distributor for Beaumont Music

Jonathan Myall becomes UK distributor for Beaumont Music

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Jonathan Myall Music has taken over distribution of Beaumont Music accessories in the UK.

Laura  Barnes
on Nov 24th 2016 at 10:12AM
WATCH: Bruce Springsteen and Diana Ross receive Medals of Freedom from President Obama

WATCH: Bruce Springsteen and Diana Ross receive Medals of Freedom from President Obama

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US President Barack Obama has awarded 21 Presidential Medals of Freedom, with musicians Bruce Springsteen and Diana Ross amongst the recipients.

Laura  Barnes
on Nov 23rd 2016 at 3:43PM
G7th debuts ‘world’s lightest’ guitar capo

G7th debuts ‘world’s lightest’ guitar capo

NEW GEAR

Capo makers G7th have announced the release of its lightest product to date – the UltraLight capo.

Laura  Barnes
on Nov 23rd 2016 at 2:22PM
Heinz 'Bean Can Song' ad banned after complaints that drumming on tin cans is too dangerous

Heinz 'Bean Can Song' ad banned after complaints that drumming on tin cans is too dangerous

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The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned the central part of a £4 million campaign from Heinz Beans that depicts people using its tin cans as percussion instruments.

Laura  Barnes
on Nov 23rd 2016 at 12:00PM

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Fender unveils Acoustic SFX amp, hints at Bluetooth amps at NAMM 2017

Fender unveils Acoustic SFX amp, hints at Bluetooth amps at NAMM 2017

NEW GEAR

Fender has announced that its new Acoustic SFX limited edition amp is available online now and at dealers in December.

Laura  Barnes
on Nov 23rd 2016 at 11:24AM
With record breaking Christmas spending predicted for 2016 should you consider on-demand staffing?

With record breaking Christmas spending predicted for 2016 should you consider on-demand staffing?

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UK Christmas spending is set to hit a record breaking £77.56 billion this year.

Laura  Barnes
on Nov 23rd 2016 at 10:27AM
Casio pushes #ActionInMusic initiative with Celviano Grand Hybrid tour

Casio pushes #ActionInMusic initiative with Celviano Grand Hybrid tour

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Casio’s latest initiative celebrates the achievements of teachers and their determination to motivate students all over the UK.

Laura  Barnes
on Nov 22nd 2016 at 3:38PM
Fulcrum Acoustic appoints Distribution Representative for The Netherlands

Fulcrum Acoustic appoints Distribution Representative for The Netherlands

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Fulcrum Acoustic has appointed Timo Beckman Geluidstechniek as distribution representative for The Netherlands.

Laura  Barnes
on Nov 22nd 2016 at 2:30PM

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Spitfire Audio’s Symphonic Strings now available

Spitfire Audio’s Symphonic Strings now available

NEW GEAR

Spitfire Audio has announced the availability of Spitfire Symphonic Strings.

Laura  Barnes
on Nov 22nd 2016 at 12:59PM
Listening to different musical instruments can 'change the taste of chocolate'

Listening to different musical instruments can 'change the taste of chocolate'

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A new study by food scientists at the University of Oxford has found that chocolate tastes different depending on what musical instrument you’re listening to.

Laura  Barnes
on Nov 22nd 2016 at 10:54AM
Adam Ironside joins D'Addario's UK team

Adam Ironside joins D'Addario's UK team

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D’Addario UK has announced the appointment of Adam Ironside as D’Addario’s fretted specialist.

Laura  Barnes
on Nov 22nd 2016 at 10:13AM