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Kai Hattendorf leaves Musikmesse

Kai Hattendorf leaves Musikmesse

NEWS

Musikmesse chief Kai Hattendorf has departed the organisation just two months after being appointed to the role.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 17th 2015 at 1:33PM
MIRC 2015: Show now open

MIRC 2015: Show now open

NEWS

The doors of MIRC 2015 are now open and a host of MI dealers have flocked to Nothamptonshire's Whittlebury Hall for this year’s conference and expo.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 17th 2015 at 9:13AM
TC Electronic unveils PolyTune Clip

TC Electronic unveils PolyTune Clip

NEW GEAR

TC Electronic has introduced the PolyTune Clip, the world’s first polyphonic clip-on tuner.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 16th 2015 at 4:45PM
RETAIL PROFILE: B_Drum

RETAIL PROFILE: B_Drum

NEWS

With a host of MI stores peppering its high streets, Birmingham, it seems, must be a competitive city to set up shop. To find out if this is the case, ...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 16th 2015 at 4:00PM

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SECRET DEALER: Google AdWords

SECRET DEALER: Google AdWords

NEWS

A straw poll of retailers in the industry would suggest that up to 100 per cent of our marketing budgets are spent on AdWords, with some touting monthly budgets in ...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 16th 2015 at 2:30PM
BIRKETTS: Bribery and money laundering

BIRKETTS: Bribery and money laundering

NEWS

Partner at legal specialist Birketts, Rafael Ruiz, continues his focus on legal matters in the MI industry. This month, he delves into bribery, providing some key insights into the subsequent ...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 16th 2015 at 1:00PM
Sheehan's drops orchestral lines

Sheehan's drops orchestral lines

NEWS

The retailer will now focus its efforts solely on guitar, amplification, drums and keyboard products.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 16th 2015 at 10:50AM
MYSTERY SHOPPER: Leeds (part one)

MYSTERY SHOPPER: Leeds (part one)

NEWS

This month, our man of mystery heads north to see what Leeds has to offer on the MI front in the first part of another two-part special...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 16th 2015 at 10:45AM

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MIRC 2015 gets under way tomorrow

MIRC 2015 gets under way tomorrow

NEWS

MIRC 2015 gets underway tomorrow (Wednesday, June 17th) so check out the show schedule to plan your day effectively.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 16th 2015 at 10:09AM
BPM 2015 tickets available now

BPM 2015 tickets available now

NEWS

Tickets for the BPM DJ and Electronic Music Production event are now available.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 15th 2015 at 12:48PM

Regional Sales Manager – Middle East, Africa , India, South East Asia

UK/Middle East

D’Addario & Company is looking for a Regional Sales Manager located in the UK or in the Middle East, covering markets in Africa, Middle East, India and South East Asia. The primary responsibility of this position will be to achieve defined strategies, achieving desired sales targets. This person will work directly and very closely with our distributors in Middle East, Africa and India and its region. The goal of this positon is to expand our market share in identifying challenges and opportunities and work in conjunction with the distributors to implement sales and marketing strategy and tactics. 

Rosetti takes on Dawn Pro Audio Systems

Rosetti takes on Dawn Pro Audio Systems

NEWS

Rosetti has been appointed UK and Ireland distributor for Dawn Pro Audio Systems and its new T Series portable column line array.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 15th 2015 at 10:49AM

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COLIN REES: The art of marketing

COLIN REES: The art of marketing

NEWS

It is accepted that retail owners have little time to sit and plan anything. But sometimes it can make a huge difference to the profitability of a business to take ...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 15th 2015 at 10:40AM
Faith Guitars inks Spanish distribution deal

Faith Guitars inks Spanish distribution deal

NEWS

Barnes & Mullins has agreed an exclusive Spanish distribution agreement for its Faith Guitars brand with Madrid-based supplier Triana Music.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 15th 2015 at 10:19AM
MIA: A United Kingdom commentary

MIA: A United Kingdom commentary

NEWS

Every year, NAMM publishes an excellent Global Report with an update on trading from the various countries around the globe. Here is the UK report that has been submitted...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 15th 2015 at 10:02AM
BPM/PRO 2015

BPM/PRO 2015

EVENTS
Sep 12th 2015 - Sep 14th 2015

Location: Birmingham

BPM/PRO 2015 will take place from the 12-14th September at the NEC, Birmingham.

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Last chance to win a music producer bundle

Last chance to win a music producer bundle

NEWS

Point Blank Music School is giving budding engineers the chance to win a music production bundle worth $2,000, courtesy of Native Instruments.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 12th 2015 at 3:58PM
TOP 10: This week's most read stories

TOP 10: This week's most read stories

NEWS

A new Fender CEO, a new president at CF Martin and the annual JHS Event are among the big hitters in this week’s top ten rundown.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 12th 2015 at 11:22AM
MIRC 2015: Essential information

MIRC 2015: Essential information

NEWS

We are less than a week away from MIRC 2015, so be sure to plan your day right to get the most out of the show.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 12th 2015 at 9:30AM
MI Pro June digital issue now available

MI Pro June digital issue now available

NEWS

The June issue of MI Pro is now available to read online or download as a PDF.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 12th 2015 at 9:00AM
UK market valued at £382.6m; 1.7 per cent growth expected over 5 years

UK market valued at £382.6m; 1.7 per cent growth expected over 5 years

NEWS

A report by market research firm IBISWorld Ltd has valued the UK MI retail industry at £382.6m, with compound annual growth of 1.7 per cent predicted over the next five ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 11th 2015 at 4:04PM
INTERVIEW: Wes Borland and Carré Callaway

INTERVIEW: Wes Borland and Carré Callaway

NEWS

Consisting of members from Limp Bizkit and Marilyn Manson, LA rockers Queen Kwong have begun to draw some attention from their charismatic live performances and raw sound. Rhys Troake caught ...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 11th 2015 at 2:28PM
Focusrite/Novation announces London office

Focusrite/Novation announces London office

NEWS

DJ/electro specialist, Focusrite/Novation, has announced the opening of a new office in central London.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 11th 2015 at 10:31AM
COMMENT: With Messe in transition, MIRC is more vital than ever

COMMENT: With Messe in transition, MIRC is more vital than ever

NEWS

By now, most of you will have already made your mind up as to whether you’re attending MIRC or not. But for those of you that haven’t, it might be ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 11th 2015 at 10:19AM
Seeking work in the music industry? Check out this new start-up

Seeking work in the music industry? Check out this new start-up

NEWS

A new start-up named Pro & Motion has launched, with the aim of connecting freelance music and film professionals with those looking to hire.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 10th 2015 at 4:23PM