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MI PRO READER SURVEY: Tell us what you'd like to see more of in 2015

MI PRO READER SURVEY: Tell us what you'd like to see more of in 2015

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By completing our survey, you the readers can tell us what you think of our current online offering and how we can improve with the most relevant content.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 18th 2014 at 9:30AM
Yamaha reveals UK and Ireland brass and woodwind scholarship finalists

Yamaha reveals UK and Ireland brass and woodwind scholarship finalists

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Following live auditions at the Birmingham Conservatoire earlier this month, Yamaha has announced the names of the 13 young musicians who will perform at the UK and Irish brass and ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 18th 2014 at 1:47PM
Dawsons partners with Allianz to offer customers free insurance

Dawsons partners with Allianz to offer customers free insurance

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Retailer Dawsons has teamed up with Allianz Musical Insurance to offer its customers three free months of musical insurance cover.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 18th 2014 at 1:00PM
Southern Ampeg Heritage Centre opens at Absolute Music

Southern Ampeg Heritage Centre opens at Absolute Music

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Bournemouth-based Absolute Music has opened the UK's biggest Ampeg Heritage Centre at its music superstore and studio complex. 

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 18th 2014 at 11:05AM

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12 Bar Club to close in wake of Denmark Street redevelopment

12 Bar Club to close in wake of Denmark Street redevelopment

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Iconic Soho music venue, the 12 Bar Club, is to close in January 2015 in the wake of the Denmark Street Crossrail redevelopment.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 18th 2014 at 10:20AM
Anthem Publishing named Independent Publisher of the Year

Anthem Publishing named Independent Publisher of the Year

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Anthem Publishing, publisher of the Music Tech, Guitar & Bass, Classic Pop and Vintage Rock brands, recently picked up the PPA Independent Publishing Company of the Year 2014 award. 

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 17th 2014 at 11:55AM
VIDEO: Revolution Drum demos new Firefly drum key

VIDEO: Revolution Drum demos new Firefly drum key

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Revolution Drum has announced the arrival of its second-generation Firefly drum key.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 17th 2014 at 11:11AM
THE APPRENTICES: Alby Wallbank, Strum and Bass

THE APPRENTICES: Alby Wallbank, Strum and Bass

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The next generation of MI dealers are already coming to the boil nicely in the MIRTAS apprenticeship scheme. Each month we check on on their progress…

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 17th 2014 at 10:27AM

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We could order it in: Guitarangi Da Gamba

We could order it in: Guitarangi Da Gamba

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I know what you’re thinking, but you’re wrong. It’s not one of Lenny Henry’s former catchphrases.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 17th 2014 at 10:26AM
MYSTERY SHOPPER: Denmark Street (part one)

MYSTERY SHOPPER: Denmark Street (part one)

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Denmark Street has long been regarded as the hub of the UK’s MI retail sector. Our man of mystery headed for the capital for the first of a two-part series ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 17th 2014 at 10:13AM
Rotosound reports soaring sales of Henry Heller Guitar Straps

Rotosound reports soaring sales of Henry Heller Guitar Straps

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Back in 2013, Rotosound introduced its Henry Heller guitar strap range. Since then sales have continued to grow ever stronger with the expansion of the UK retailer network leading to ...

by Alex Trew
on Dec 16th 2014 at 11:28AM
NAMM 2015: Music education to take spotlight

NAMM 2015: Music education to take spotlight

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Education will take the spotlight at the upcoming 2015 NAMM Show, with education leaders, faculty and music-career seeking students being gathered through events hosted by the NAMM Foundation.

by Alex Trew
on Dec 16th 2014 at 10:34AM

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VIDEO: Mazda3 transformed into a musical instrument

VIDEO: Mazda3 transformed into a musical instrument

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Part of Mazda’s latest social media strategy has seen it linking up with Mindshare UK in order to convert the Mazda3 into a musical instrument through the use of Mogees.

by Alex Trew
on Dec 16th 2014 at 10:25AM
RETAIL ADVISORY BOARD: General vs specialist

RETAIL ADVISORY BOARD: General vs specialist

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This month, we ask our retail advisory board: Q. Will the future of music retail favour specialist stores, or will there still be a place for general shops?

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 15th 2014 at 11:22AM
VIDEO: Shine In The City with Paul Carrack and Rimmers Music

VIDEO: Shine In The City with Paul Carrack and Rimmers Music

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The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) is teaming up with Rimmers Music, Yamaha and Paul Carrack for the ‘Shine In The City’ event, a competition to recognise the best ...

by Alex Trew
on Dec 15th 2014 at 11:01AM
Line 6 lifts the lid on the latest AMPLIFi firmware update

Line 6 lifts the lid on the latest AMPLIFi firmware update

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Line 6 has unveiled the availability of AMPLIFi v2.1 firmware, a free update that will introduce direct USB recording to the entire AMPLIFi range.

by Alex Trew
on Dec 15th 2014 at 10:44AM

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Roland rolls back the years with new Drum Machine Expansion

Roland rolls back the years with new Drum Machine Expansion

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Roland has announced the release of its new 7X7-TR8 Drum Machine Expansion for the TR-8 Rhythm Performer, allowing the recreation of sounds from the TR-707 and TR-727 Rhythm Composers.

by Alex Trew
on Dec 15th 2014 at 10:23AM
Yamaha releases 'The Key Advantage' iBooks

Yamaha releases 'The Key Advantage' iBooks

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Yamaha Pianos has introduced a new series of six iBooks, The Key Advantage, aiming to provide sales, technical and marketing resource for dealer sales staff.

The ease of use ...

by Alex Trew
on Dec 15th 2014 at 10:18AM
TOP TEN: This week's most read stories

TOP TEN: This week's most read stories

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As another week comes to a close, we take a look at the ten most popular stories over the last seven days.

by Alex Trew
on Dec 12th 2014 at 11:05AM

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Brunswick Guitars new website now live

Brunswick Guitars new website now live

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Barnes & Mullins has unveiled its newly created, and first ever, Brunswick Guitars website. This new system is intended to serve as the face of the globally expanding acoustic guitar ...

by Alex Trew
on Dec 11th 2014 at 2:27PM
Musicroom pre-Christmas sales stronger than ever

Musicroom pre-Christmas sales stronger than ever

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Despite retail experts continuing to discuss the death of the high street retailer, Musicroom, the UK’s largest MI retailer, is able to report that its pre-Christmas in store sales are ...

by Alex Trew
on Dec 11th 2014 at 1:00PM
UK band hit by thieves to the tune of £30,000

UK band hit by thieves to the tune of £30,000

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Indie folk group, The Travelling Band has become the victim of a large-scale theft, losing approximately £30,000 worth of equipment in the back of their van when that was taken ...

by Alex Trew
on Dec 11th 2014 at 11:31AM
JHS extends sales office and warehouse opening times for Christmas

JHS extends sales office and warehouse opening times for Christmas

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To meet demand during the busy run up to Christmas, the JHS sales office will be open from 8:45am to 5:30pm, Monday to Friday, and the warehousing team will be ...

by Alex Trew
on Dec 11th 2014 at 10:59AM
GuitarGuitar supports staff with 'living wage' scheme

GuitarGuitar supports staff with 'living wage' scheme

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National guitar and music retailer GuitarGuitar has become the first MI retailer to adopt the 'living wage' scheme, which can pay employees up to 40 per cent more than the ...

by Alex Trew
on Dec 11th 2014 at 10:34AM