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

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

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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

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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
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

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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

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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

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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

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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
Tracktion updates BioTek with new Sound Design edition

Tracktion updates BioTek with new Sound Design edition

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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
WATCH: The world's first DJ decks pizza box from Pizza Hut

WATCH: The world's first DJ decks pizza box from Pizza Hut

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Pizza Hut has introduced what it claims is the world’s first playable DJ pizza box, which syncs via Bluetooth to your laptop or smartphone.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 18th 2016 at 1:36PM

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REVIEW: Peavey 6505 Piranha Micro Head

REVIEW: Peavey 6505 Piranha Micro Head

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The new 6505 Piranha Micro Head from Peavey is described as a 'portable and powerful device', following in the footsteps of the popular 6505 MH Mini Head by packing high ...

by Robert Briden
on Aug 18th 2016 at 11:20AM
How companies like Violin Assets help budding musicians get their hands on unattainable instruments

How companies like Violin Assets help budding musicians get their hands on unattainable instruments

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Professional classical instruments are not cheap, so what happens when a promising young musician is in need of an exceptional instrument?

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 18th 2016 at 10:52AM
Apogee announces new MiC 96k for Windows and Mac

Apogee announces new MiC 96k for Windows and Mac

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Sound Technology will be distributing Apogee’s new 96kHZ 24-bit USB microphone in the UK.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 18th 2016 at 10:27AM
I Like Trains outlines the importance of giving young musicians a voice with Youth Music charity gig

I Like Trains outlines the importance of giving young musicians a voice with Youth Music charity gig

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Leeds alt/rock outfit I Like Trains will be performing at a special charity gig in association with Youth Music’s Give a Gig fundraising initiative.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 17th 2016 at 12:05PM
RTW enters MI market with the MM3 MusicMeter

RTW enters MI market with the MM3 MusicMeter

NEWS

Visual audio meter and monitoring device vendor RTW has entered the MI market with a new low-cost loudness meter.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 17th 2016 at 12:02PM
Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett’s KHDK pedals now available in UK

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett’s KHDK pedals now available in UK

NEW GEAR

Zoom Distribution UK has revealed that it will be bringing KHDK pedals to the UK and Ireland.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 17th 2016 at 10:35AM
The NAMM Show 2017

The NAMM Show 2017

EVENTS
Jan 19th 2017 - Jan 22nd 2017

Location: Anaheim, CA

On January 19th the MI industry will once again converge upon California’s Anaheim Convention Centre for 2017’s NAMM Show.

Jamie Cullum picks Yamaha CFX for BBC Proms performance

Jamie Cullum picks Yamaha CFX for BBC Proms performance

NEWS

Critically acclaimed Yamaha Artist Jamie Cullum recently chose the company’s flagship CFX concert grand piano for his recent BBC Proms performance.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 16th 2016 at 4:14PM
LD Systems introduces U500 Series wireless microphones and bodypacks

LD Systems introduces U500 Series wireless microphones and bodypacks

NEW GEAR

LD Systems has unveiled its new U500 Series, featuring a range of radio microphones and guitar systems.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 16th 2016 at 3:06PM