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Drummer and Musical Instrument Exchange founder Richard Hoather passes away

Drummer and Musical Instrument Exchange founder Richard Hoather passes away

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The founder of Lancaster shop Musical Instrument Exchange has died, aged 67.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 29th 2016 at 2:21PM
Limited edition Pocket Operator bundles from Teenage Engineering

Limited edition Pocket Operator bundles from Teenage Engineering

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Teenage Engineering and UK distributor Sound Technology have announced two limited edition Pocket Operator bundles.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 29th 2016 at 12:34PM
Crowdfunding Corner: Mighty Flea jazz amp, eCorder, Saw Bench synth, ReString Theory kit

Crowdfunding Corner: Mighty Flea jazz amp, eCorder, Saw Bench synth, ReString Theory kit

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MI Pro checks out the latest musical instrument projects looking for backers, or recently funded, on popular crowdsourcing sites Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 29th 2016 at 11:14AM
PMT to open 15th retail store this weekend

PMT to open 15th retail store this weekend

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MI retailer PMT will be opening a Nottingham superstore on Saturday October 1st.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 29th 2016 at 9:52AM

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Elephant statue signed by Arctic Monkeys to be auction for children's charity

Elephant statue signed by Arctic Monkeys to be auction for children's charity

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A statue of an elephant signed by rock band Arctic Monkeys is being auctioned off to raise money for The Children’s Hospital Charity.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 28th 2016 at 3:58PM
Legendary producer Gary Katz offers advice to ICMP students

Legendary producer Gary Katz offers advice to ICMP students

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Gary Katz recently visited the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance to meet with new students and offer advice as they being their careers in production.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 28th 2016 at 3:47PM
New modules and Windows 10 bug fix from Softube

New modules and Windows 10 bug fix from Softube

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High-end plug-in specialist Softube has announced the availability of version 2.3.76 of its plug-ins installer with a fix for Windows ...

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 28th 2016 at 3:32PM

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Inside Abbey Road's incubation programme for music technology start-ups

Inside Abbey Road's incubation programme for music technology start-ups

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Last year, the most famous recording studio in the UK announced a programme called Abbey Road Red, aimed at fostering new music-tech start-ups from across the globe.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 28th 2016 at 11:23AM
Martin Guitar appoints Mitchell Nollman as new Global Sales VP

Martin Guitar appoints Mitchell Nollman as new Global Sales VP

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Acoustic guitars and strings manufacturer Martin Guitar has named Mitchell Nollman as its new vice president of global sales.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 28th 2016 at 9:51AM
Music Production Expo 2016

Music Production Expo 2016

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Oct 18th 2016 - Oct 19th 2016

Location: Milton Keynes

Music Production Expo has moved to a new home for the 2016 show on 18th and 19th November.

13 music academies join forces to open the European Opera Academy

13 music academies join forces to open the European Opera Academy

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The European Opera Academy (EOA), a collaboration of 13 academies of music from 12 countries, has officially opened in Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 27th 2016 at 12:54PM

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Success for 'Save Denmark Street' campaign: 3 buildings protected, new planning legislation to help MI retailers

Success for 'Save Denmark Street' campaign: 3 buildings protected, new planning legislation to help MI retailers

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Henry Schott-Irvine, founder of ‘Save Denmark Street’ has revealed the successes of the campaign, which was set up in May 2014.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 27th 2016 at 11:18AM
ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons becomes Ambassador for Orange Bax Bangeetar pedal

ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons becomes Ambassador for Orange Bax Bangeetar pedal

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Billy Gibbons, the guitarist and lead singer in ZZ Top, has become an Ambassador for Orange Amplification’s new pedal.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 27th 2016 at 10:39AM
Open To Question: Michael Biwer, Musikmesse

Open To Question: Michael Biwer, Musikmesse

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The MI industry will once again be given the chance to grill a leading figure in the business.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 27th 2016 at 10:04AM
The best new jobs in the music industry: Gear4music, British Band Instrument Company

The best new jobs in the music industry: Gear4music, British Band Instrument Company

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Looking for a new job in the music industry? Check out the latest vacancies on the MI Pro jobs board.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 26th 2016 at 12:20PM

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Spitfire offers entry-level orchestral brass library

Spitfire offers entry-level orchestral brass library

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Spitfire Audio has announced the availability of Spitfire Symphonic Brass – a definitive compendium of orchestral brass in different section ...

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 26th 2016 at 11:52AM
LISTEN: The first ever recording of computer-generated music - created by Alan Turning - has been restored

LISTEN: The first ever recording of computer-generated music - created by Alan Turning - has been restored

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Researchers have restored the first recording of computer-generated music, created by famous computer scientist Alan Turing in 1951.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 26th 2016 at 11:10AM
Anthony Short named President of the MIA

Anthony Short named President of the MIA

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The Music Industries Association (MIA) has announced Anthony Short as its new President.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 26th 2016 at 9:41AM
Gravity stands get the thumbs up from A Summer's Tale festival

Gravity stands get the thumbs up from A Summer's Tale festival

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The recent ‘A Summer’s Tale’ festival took place in Luhmuhlen, Germany, where the likes of Noel Gallagher, Garbage, Sigur Ros, Billy Bragg, Neil Finn (pictured) and more took to the ...

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 23rd 2016 at 3:21PM
British Band Instrument Company relocates to larger facility

British Band Instrument Company relocates to larger facility

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Musical instrument export specialist the British Band Instrument Company (BBICO) has announced its relocation to a new facility in Edgware, Middlesex.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 23rd 2016 at 2:06PM
Top 10 biggest stories of the week

Top 10 biggest stories of the week

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This week’s biggest stories include the latest appointments by Orange and Tony Visconti’s new studio at Kingston University.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 23rd 2016 at 10:39AM
Chandler Guitars closes doors after 37 years of trading

Chandler Guitars closes doors after 37 years of trading

NEWS

MI retail store Chandler Guitars has announced that it will close its doors for the last time on 31st October 2016 after 37 years of trading in Kew, Surrey, due ...

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 23rd 2016 at 10:05AM
INTERVIEW: New MIA President Anthony Short discusses the firm's revamped Gala Dinner

INTERVIEW: New MIA President Anthony Short discusses the firm's revamped Gala Dinner

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The Music Industries Association (MIA) has announced Anthony Short as its new President. Joining from Shure, he will spearhead a number of changes to the group’s MIA Gala Dinner, which ...

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 23rd 2016 at 9:17AM
WATCH: Russian gun expert creates musical instrument you have to shoot

WATCH: Russian gun expert creates musical instrument you have to shoot

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The head of the Russian Federation of Practical Shooting has created a musical instrument that has to be struck by bullets ot get a tune out of it.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 22nd 2016 at 4:03PM