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Top 10 stories of the week: PMT talks 'clicks vs bricks', Rosewood restrictions for violin peg makers, Top women in music

Top 10 stories of the week: PMT talks 'clicks vs bricks', Rosewood restrictions for violin peg makers, Top women in music

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The biggest story on MI Pro this week is PMT’s Simon Gilson’s latest opinion piece discussing why physical retail stores are still vital in the MI industry.

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 10th 2017 at 10:27AM
Fender promotes Richard McDonald to newly created Chief Product Strategist role

Fender promotes Richard McDonald to newly created Chief Product Strategist role

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Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) CEO Andy Mooney has announced new executive structure within the firm’s product division.

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 9th 2017 at 3:52PM
Audio-Technica appoints Ertekin Elektronik as Turkish distributor

Audio-Technica appoints Ertekin Elektronik as Turkish distributor

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Audio-Technica has annoucned Ertekin Elektronik as its new distributor for professional audio products in Turkey.

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 9th 2017 at 3:21PM
Stone Sour's Roy Mayorga and Against Me's Atom Willard join Porter & Davies artist roster

Stone Sour's Roy Mayorga and Against Me's Atom Willard join Porter & Davies artist roster

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Tactile monitoring system developer Porter & Davies has welcomed Roy Mayorga and Atom Willard to its artist roster.

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 9th 2017 at 2:37PM

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OPINION: PMT's Simon Gilson on 'clicks vs. bricks'

OPINION: PMT's Simon Gilson on 'clicks vs. bricks'

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Despite a general consensus in the industry that online is taking over offline sales, the likes of PMT are still expanding their high street offerings. Simon Gilson discusses why he ...

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 9th 2017 at 11:38AM
MUSIKMESSE 2017: Hutchins Guitars to launch two new guitar and bass ranges

MUSIKMESSE 2017: Hutchins Guitars to launch two new guitar and bass ranges

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Hutchins Guitars has announced that it will be launching two ranges of guitars and basses at this year’s Musikmesse show in April.

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 9th 2017 at 11:21AM
POLAR named exclusive UK distributor for Radial Engineering

POLAR named exclusive UK distributor for Radial Engineering

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MI, installation and pro audio supplier POLAR has become Radial Engineering's sole distributor in the UK.

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 9th 2017 at 10:36AM
DW Drums donates Prince tribute kit to the Grammy Museum

DW Drums donates Prince tribute kit to the Grammy Museum

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The Grammy Museum has acquired the five-piece DW Drums Collector's Series drum kit played during Bruno Mars' tribute to the late musical icon Prince at this year’s awards show.

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 9th 2017 at 10:13AM

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11 female musicians championing and representing women in music right now

11 female musicians championing and representing women in music right now

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While the music and MI industries have rapidly progressed over the years to become more diverse and equal, the shocking statistics revealed in PRS Foundation's recent report show that there ...

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 8th 2017 at 3:36PM
How digital technology can revolutionise the way music is taught in rural areas

How digital technology can revolutionise the way music is taught in rural areas

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Poor broadband in rural areas is limiting young people's access to equal life opportunities, including music tuition, according to a new report from youth music charity NYMAZ.

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 8th 2017 at 10:57AM
Mayor urged to protect venues as London Assembly says the Capital's culture is 'under threat'

Mayor urged to protect venues as London Assembly says the Capital's culture is 'under threat'

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The London Assembly Regeneration Committee has released a report into culture and regeneration in the capital, which urges the Mayor to protect London’s music venues and creative industries.

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 8th 2017 at 10:09AM
MDG becomes exclusive North American distributor for Gravity Stands

MDG becomes exclusive North American distributor for Gravity Stands

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Musical Distributors Group (MDG) has been named the exclusive North American distributor for Adam Hall Group’s Gravity Stands brand.

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 7th 2017 at 4:08PM

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Busted choose Shure wireless mics and monitors for tour

Busted choose Shure wireless mics and monitors for tour

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Busted are making extensive use of Shure wireless microphones and in-ear monitoring (IEM) on their current tour.

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 7th 2017 at 3:20PM
ICMP launches Diversity and Equality in Music scholarship for Masters in Songwriting course

ICMP launches Diversity and Equality in Music scholarship for Masters in Songwriting course

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The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP), in partnership with BASCA, has launched a new ‘Diversity and Equality in Music Scholarship’ for its unique Masters (MA) in Songwriting course.

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 7th 2017 at 2:40PM
INTERVIEW: Kristeen Young on why art is always political, 20 year-old keyboards and making her new album

INTERVIEW: Kristeen Young on why art is always political, 20 year-old keyboards and making her new album

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MI Pro editor Laura Barnes caught up with singer songwriter Kristeen Young to talk about working with some of the biggest names in music, Donald Trump, and making her new ...

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 7th 2017 at 11:10AM