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OPINION: 'Supporting industry initiatives and events are essential to business growth'

OPINION: 'Supporting industry initiatives and events are essential to business growth'

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Kevin Harding, director of the Academy of Music & Sound has expanded on his comments from this month’s Advisory Board theme to explain why he believes retailers, distributors and manufacturers ...

Laura  Barnes
on Dec 21st 2016 at 5:23PM
Campaign launched to raise money for Delays frontman's cancer treatment

Campaign launched to raise money for Delays frontman's cancer treatment

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Greg Gilbert, singer and guitarist for the band Delays has been diagnosed with bowel cancer. Friends, family and fans have set up a GoFundMe page to help raise money for ...

Laura  Barnes
on Dec 21st 2016 at 4:16PM
Musicians unite to create album to help raise funds for Bailey Guitars

Musicians unite to create album to help raise funds for Bailey Guitars

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An array are musicians and bands from Scotland, England, France and Canada have contributed to an album that will help raise funds for Bailey Guitars as the firm campaigns to ...

Laura  Barnes
on Dec 21st 2016 at 12:10PM
SMY joins forces with Adam Hall Group for distribution partnership in Thailand

SMY joins forces with Adam Hall Group for distribution partnership in Thailand

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Siam Music Yamaha (SMY) has signed an exclusive distribution partnership for Thailand with the Adam Hall Group.

Laura  Barnes
on Dec 21st 2016 at 9:30AM

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ICMP ‘Stadium Success’ masterclass with One Direction band members

ICMP ‘Stadium Success’ masterclass with One Direction band members

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Jan 23rd 2017

Location: London

ICMP has announced a new masterclass featuring two rising stars of the music industry – Sandy Beales and Jon Shone.

Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and more go into liquidation; Orange Goblin frontman raises funds for staff

Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and more go into liquidation; Orange Goblin frontman raises funds for staff

NEWS

Team Rock, the company behind Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, Prog, the Golden Gods Awards and the Classic Rock Awards has gone into liquidation.

Laura  Barnes
on Dec 20th 2016 at 4:09PM
Survey finds 'shocking' lack of encouragement for children learning to play a musical instrument

Survey finds 'shocking' lack of encouragement for children learning to play a musical instrument

NEWS

Despite 85% of adults agreeing that children benefit from playing a musical instrument, a staggering 77% believe that there is a shocking lack of encouragement for children to learn to ...

Laura  Barnes
on Dec 20th 2016 at 3:17PM
The best of Crowdfunding Corner 2016

The best of Crowdfunding Corner 2016

NEWS

Earlier this year, we introduced a brand new feature focussing on the latest MI inventions and products to hit Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

Laura  Barnes
on Dec 20th 2016 at 12:55PM

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Two new Ignition bass guitars announced by Hofner

Two new Ignition bass guitars announced by Hofner

NEW GEAR

Hofner has announced the release of the Black Club and Sunburst ‘Cavern’ Violin bass guitars to the UK.

Laura  Barnes
on Dec 20th 2016 at 12:07PM
INTERVIEW: Standley's co-founder talks about the world's first click-on guitar stand

INTERVIEW: Standley's co-founder talks about the world's first click-on guitar stand

NEWS

In a recent MI Pro Crowdfunding Corner, we featured Standley – the new lightweight guitar stand that clicks directly onto the bottom of the instrument.

Laura  Barnes
on Dec 20th 2016 at 9:53AM
Great Wall becomes exclusive Chinese distributor for Adam Hall Group

Great Wall becomes exclusive Chinese distributor for Adam Hall Group

NEWS

The Singapore arm of Adam Hall Group has appointed Great Wall as its exclusive distribution partner in China for all brands except Adam Hall Hardware.

Laura  Barnes
on Dec 19th 2016 at 4:05PM
NAMM 2017: Martin Guitar to celebrate 2 millionth guitar with one-of-a-kind model with built-in RGM timepiece

NAMM 2017: Martin Guitar to celebrate 2 millionth guitar with one-of-a-kind model with built-in RGM timepiece

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Martin Guitars will unveils its 2 millionth guitar at the 2017 Winter NAMM show.

Laura  Barnes
on Dec 19th 2016 at 3:11PM

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Supro unveils extension cabs for Black Magick, Comet and Supreme amps

Supro unveils extension cabs for Black Magick, Comet and Supreme amps

NEW GEAR

Supro has announced that three new guitar amp extension cabinets are now available from the brand.

Laura  Barnes
on Dec 19th 2016 at 2:34PM
The MU calls for better treatment for freelance musicians

The MU calls for better treatment for freelance musicians

NEWS

The Musicians’ Union is backing a new petition calling for a law to force employers to pay on time for freelance work.

Laura  Barnes
on Dec 19th 2016 at 11:57AM
Spitfire announces Symphonic Woodwinds virtual instrument

Spitfire announces Symphonic Woodwinds virtual instrument

NEW GEAR

Spitfire Audio has announced the availability of Spitfire Symphonic Woodwinds – with a decade of woodwind virtual instrument-making experience going ...

Laura  Barnes
on Dec 19th 2016 at 11:07AM