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VIDEO: Instrument for people with disabilities under development

VIDEO: Instrument for people with disabilities under development

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Bare Conductive, an East London design and engineering studio, has developed a digital musical instrument accessible to people with physical disabilities, according to makezine.com.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 24th 2015 at 5:19PM
Moog Music sold to employees

Moog Music sold to employees

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Moog Music president and CEO, Mike Adams, has confirmed that the company will be sold off to its employees over the next six years.  

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 24th 2015 at 4:09PM
Diago announces new Sprinter pedal board

Diago announces new Sprinter pedal board

NEW GEAR

Diago has lifted the lid on its new Sprinter pedal board.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 24th 2015 at 12:50PM
High Tech Distribution takes on Norman in the UK

High Tech Distribution takes on Norman in the UK

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High Tech Distribution has been appointed exclusive distributor of Canadian guitar brand Norman in the UK.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 24th 2015 at 11:03AM

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MIA Conference and Awards details announced

MIA Conference and Awards details announced

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The MIA has today released details of its 2015 Business Conference and Music Awards.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 24th 2015 at 10:20AM
US: Gruhn Guitars names new president

US: Gruhn Guitars names new president

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US retailer, Gruhn Guitars, has announced Eric C. Newell as its new president and general manager, with business owner and founder George Gruhn now acting as chairman and CEO.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 24th 2015 at 9:54AM
MU lobbies Government to back live venues

MU lobbies Government to back live venues

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The Musicians’ Union (MU) headed to parliament yesterday to urge the Government to introduce a ‘Agent of Change Principle’ law to protect venues putting on live music and entertainment.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 23rd 2015 at 5:03PM
TC Electronic launches PolyTune 2 BlackLight

TC Electronic launches PolyTune 2 BlackLight

NEW GEAR

TC Electronic has announced the launch of the PolyTune 2 BlackLight, the new addition to its line of polyphonic tuners.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 23rd 2015 at 4:55PM

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INTERVIEW: Charles 'Chas and Dave' Hodges

INTERVIEW: Charles 'Chas and Dave' Hodges

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Charles 'Chas and Dave' Hodges tells Daniel Gumble about his early days as a session musician, his brief stint with Deep Purple, heading into the studio once again with Dave ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 23rd 2015 at 3:34PM
Looking for a new job in the music industry?

Looking for a new job in the music industry?

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Looking for a new job in the MI industry? Then be sure to check out the latest vacancies on the MI Pro page.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 23rd 2015 at 11:09AM
Barnes & Mullins launches Traditional Instruments website

Barnes & Mullins launches Traditional Instruments website

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Barnes & Mullins has announced the launch of its new Traditional Instruments website.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 23rd 2015 at 10:04AM
RETAIL ESSENTIALS: The Wambooka from Wambooka

RETAIL ESSENTIALS: The Wambooka from Wambooka

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Revolutionary materials, Italian design and innovative manufacturing processes have resulted in the creation of an instrument that aims to deliver an all-new sound, says Italian company Wambooka.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 22nd 2015 at 2:54PM

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RETAIL ESSENTIALS: Gremlin Bodhrán

RETAIL ESSENTIALS: Gremlin Bodhrán

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The Bodhrán (pronounced bow-rahn) is the traditional Irish Drum. Made from a round wooden frame with an animal skin stretched across it, the Bodhrán is the heartbeat of Irish traditional ...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 22nd 2015 at 2:29PM
Redston steps up at Percussion Plus

Redston steps up at Percussion Plus

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Paul Redston has been promoted to national account manager at Percussion Plus following an internal reshuffle.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 22nd 2015 at 12:41PM
RETAIL ESSENTIALS: Liberty Drums Jazz Series Liquid Pearl

RETAIL ESSENTIALS: Liberty Drums Jazz Series Liquid Pearl

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The Liberty Drums Jazz Series is described by the company as a ‘statement of craftsmanship with the injection of vintage’.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 22nd 2015 at 12:27PM
RETAIL ESSENTIALS: Boomwhackers Power Pack

RETAIL ESSENTIALS: Boomwhackers Power Pack

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Boomwhackers are brightly coloured, tuned musical tubes that have won a number of awards, including a Best 25 Toys of 25 Years award from Parents’ Choice.

Each person holds one ...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 22nd 2015 at 12:15PM

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RETAIL ESSENTIALS: Carlsbro CSD525 digital drum kit

RETAIL ESSENTIALS: Carlsbro CSD525 digital drum kit

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The CD by Carlsbro range of digital drum kits has established itself firmly in the market since the launch of the CSD501, which is now followed by this model - ...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 22nd 2015 at 11:58AM
CruzTOOLS Soundhole Wrenches

CruzTOOLS Soundhole Wrenches

NEW GEAR

Manufacturer of tools for musicians, CruzTOOLS, has announced the launch of its Groovetech Soundhole Wrenches.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 22nd 2015 at 11:10AM
Kinsman launches new 8 and 12 channel stereo mixers

Kinsman launches new 8 and 12 channel stereo mixers

NEW GEAR

Kinsman has announced the addition of the new KM8FX and KM12FX stereo mixers to its amplification range.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 22nd 2015 at 10:30AM
SPECIAL FOCUS: Is the acoustic market still king?

SPECIAL FOCUS: Is the acoustic market still king?

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For many general MI retailers, the acoustic guitar market is considered the most dependable sector in an ever-challenging economic climate. But is this still the case? MI Pro talks to ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 22nd 2015 at 8:03AM
MIRC 2015 in pictures

MIRC 2015 in pictures

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Check out our MIRC 2015 Facebook photo gallery.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 22nd 2015 at 7:00AM

Guitar Buyer

UK

Gear4music are one of the largest UK based retailers of musical instruments and music equipment, having recently successfully floated on the London Stock Exchange Alternative Investment Market.

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UK - North

Gear4music are one of the largest and fastest growing UK retailers of musical instruments and music equipment.

JHS/MI Pro Golf Tournament raises over £3,000 for Music for All

JHS/MI Pro Golf Tournament raises over £3,000 for Music for All

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This year’s joint sponsored JHS/MI Pro Charity Amateur Golf Tournament has raised more than £3,000 for the Music for All charity.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 19th 2015 at 11:06AM
TOP 10: This week's most read stories

TOP 10: This week's most read stories

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The departure of Musikmesse chief, Kai Hattendorf, after just two months in the role has topped this week's list.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 19th 2015 at 9:10AM