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Top 10 biggest stories of the week

Top 10 biggest stories of the week

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This week, PMT’s 25th anniversary was the biggest story on MI Pro. The retailer is celebrating a quarter of a century in the business by hosting a huge bank holiday ...

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 26th 2016 at 9:59AM
REVIEW: Flare Audio Isolate earplugs

REVIEW: Flare Audio Isolate earplugs

NEWS

A pair of trusty earplugs can be found in most musicians’ kit bag. And if they aren’t, they should be.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 25th 2016 at 5:05PM
WATCH: Simple guitar string bending hack

WATCH: Simple guitar string bending hack

NEWS

String bending is an essential technique for most guitarists, allowing you raise the pitch of notes to produce interesting vocal-style melodies.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 25th 2016 at 11:12AM
MP Chuka Umunna becomes Ambassador for the PRS for Music Foundation

MP Chuka Umunna becomes Ambassador for the PRS for Music Foundation

NEWS

MP for Streatham, Chuka Umunna, has been appointed as the latest Ambassador for the music charity.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 25th 2016 at 10:27AM

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AES LA 2016

AES LA 2016

EVENTS
Sep 29th 2016 - Oct 2nd 2016

Location: Los Angeles

AES is back in September at the L.A. Convention Center.

Hertfordshire College of Music partners with ICMP to create progression pathways

Hertfordshire College of Music partners with ICMP to create progression pathways

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The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP) has announced its latest partnership with one of the UK's most well known music institutions, Hertfordshire College of Music (HCM).

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 24th 2016 at 4:41PM
BILLY LUNN: A Producer by Necessity (Part Three)

BILLY LUNN: A Producer by Necessity (Part Three)

NEWS

The Subways frontman and MI Pro columnist Billy Lunn continues his journey through the recording of the bands’ four albums. This month, he talks about working with Butch Vig.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 24th 2016 at 3:15PM
Ozdogan Music appointed official distributors of Faith Guitars in Turkey

Ozdogan Music appointed official distributors of Faith Guitars in Turkey

NEWS

Barnes & Mullins has announced a Turkey distribution deal for Faith Guitars.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 24th 2016 at 10:51AM

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Spitfire Audio announces PP027 – North 7 Vintage Keys

Spitfire Audio announces PP027 – North 7 Vintage Keys

NEW GEAR

Spitfire Audio has announced the availability of its latest virtual instrument software, PP027 – North 7 Vintage Keys

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 24th 2016 at 10:10AM
Reselling tickets is 'unjust to artist and promoters', says industry accountant

Reselling tickets is 'unjust to artist and promoters', says industry accountant

NEWS

A top music industry accountant has slammed the secondary ticketing market, saying artists and promoters should be benefitting from the profit made.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 23rd 2016 at 4:38PM
Doctors urging wind musicians to regularly clean instruments after 'bagpipe lung' death

Doctors urging wind musicians to regularly clean instruments after 'bagpipe lung' death

NEWS

A musician had died after catching an infection from his bagpipes, UK doctors have discovered.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 23rd 2016 at 3:03PM
UK retail sales and high street footfall increased in July

UK retail sales and high street footfall increased in July

NEWS

The latest figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) reveal that UK retail sales and high street footfall were both up during July.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 23rd 2016 at 2:18PM

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Embertone unveils new Recorders virtual instrument

Embertone unveils new Recorders virtual instrument

NEW GEAR

Virtual instrument developer Embertone has announced the availability of Recorders – an SSATB (Sopranino, Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass) quintet ...

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 23rd 2016 at 12:41PM
Bo Ningen adds Audient's iD22 audio interface to studio setup

Bo Ningen adds Audient's iD22 audio interface to studio setup

NEWS

Psychedelic Japanese rockers Bo Ningen has revealed why it has added the Audient iD22 to its recording setup.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 23rd 2016 at 11:52AM
PMT celebrates 25 years in the business with huge bank holiday weekend event

PMT celebrates 25 years in the business with huge bank holiday weekend event

NEWS

Retailer Professional Music Technology (PMT) will celebrate its silver anniversary this coming bank holiday weekend.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 23rd 2016 at 10:29AM
WATCH: Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers teaches a gorilla how to play bass

WATCH: Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers teaches a gorilla how to play bass

NEWS

Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has befriended a gorilla called Koko and taught her how to strum a bass guitar, yes, really.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 22nd 2016 at 3:33PM

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Tracktion updates BioTek with new Sound Design edition

Tracktion updates BioTek with new Sound Design edition

NEW GEAR

Tracktion has updated its popular BioTek Organic Synthesizer virtual instrument.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 22nd 2016 at 2:49PM
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

NEWS

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
The Barfly to relaunch as Camden Assembly

The Barfly to relaunch as Camden Assembly

NEWS

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