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How retail stores can revive the high street in 2017

How retail stores can revive the high street in 2017

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Analysts have reported on the booming etail sector, warning that physical retail stores need to keep up with their online rivals.

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 9th 2017 at 4:09PM
NAMM 2017: Dubreq to launch next gen Stylophone

NAMM 2017: Dubreq to launch next gen Stylophone

NEW GEAR

British company Dubreq will be launching its next generation Stylophone at NAMM 2017 called the Stylophone Gen X-1.

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 9th 2017 at 3:02PM

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Rock Band celebrates 10th anniversary with virtual reality gameplay

Rock Band celebrates 10th anniversary with virtual reality gameplay

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Remember Rock Band, Harmonix’s musical video game that let anyone pick up a modified instrument and become a rock start?

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 9th 2017 at 11:53AM

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Embertone launches first iOS virtual instrument, the Sensual Saxophone

Embertone launches first iOS virtual instrument, the Sensual Saxophone

NEW GEAR

Created in close collaboration with Vietnam-based Blue Mangoo, makers of the innovative iFretless apps, Embertone has unveiled Sensual Saxophone.

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 9th 2017 at 10:21AM
Record Store Day 2017

Record Store Day 2017

EVENTS
Apr 22nd 2017

Location: Various

The 10th annual Record Store Day will take place around the globe on Saturday 22nd April.

Guitarguitar appoints two new directors

Guitarguitar appoints two new directors

NEWS

Retailer guitarguitar has announced the appointments of John Buchanan and Rowan Spicer as digital director and purchasing director respectively.

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 8th 2017 at 4:21PM
TASCAM becomes UK distributor for ART

TASCAM becomes UK distributor for ART

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TASCAM UK has announced that with immediate effect, it has taken over the UK distribution of ART pro audio products. 

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 8th 2017 at 3:49PM

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Gear4music reports record 55% increase in Q4 sales

Gear4music reports record 55% increase in Q4 sales

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Musical instrument retailer Gear4music has reported record sales during the lead up to Christmas 2016.

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 8th 2017 at 3:10PM
POLARaudio appoints UK Sales Manager for new division

POLARaudio appoints UK Sales Manager for new division

NEWS

POLARaudio has created a new division to complement its Integrated Solutions and MI/Retail divisions.

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 6th 2017 at 2:47PM
Anatomy of an Instrument: The Harmonica

Anatomy of an Instrument: The Harmonica

NEWS

Nothing says ‘American folk music’ more than a harmonica. A staple in blues and country, the 19th century wind instrument is synonymous with cowboy hats and singing about your wife ...

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 6th 2017 at 11:24AM
Top 10 biggest stories of the week

Top 10 biggest stories of the week

NEWS

The biggest stories on MI Pro this week include our review of Korg’s new Monologue synthesizer, along with the news that Barnes & Mullins has re-launched Shergold Guitars.

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 6th 2017 at 10:02AM

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Here's how to get featured in our 2017 NAMM Show preview

Here's how to get featured in our 2017 NAMM Show preview

NEWS

If you’re an MI brand or manufacturer planning on launching or showcasing products at this year’s NAMM, we want to hear from you.

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 5th 2017 at 4:00PM
Soar Valley launches 'Free Carriage January'

Soar Valley launches 'Free Carriage January'

NEWS

Traditional and world music wholesaler Soar Valley Music has announced that it is offering carriage-free trade orders throughout January.

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 5th 2017 at 2:38PM
WATCH: New Georgia video aims to encourage female drummers to not be scared of expressing themselves

WATCH: New Georgia video aims to encourage female drummers to not be scared of expressing themselves

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UK multi-instrumentalist Georgia has released a new video for her single Feel It, which is encouraging female drummers of all ages and backgrounds to pick up a pair of sticks ...

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 5th 2017 at 12:17PM