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FBT Audio UK to offer prize trip to Italy at BPM Pro 2016

FBT Audio UK to offer prize trip to Italy at BPM Pro 2016

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Loudspeaker manufacturer FBT Audio UK has announced details of its BPM Pro competition.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 30th 2016 at 1:15PM
New free masterclasses from BPI

New free masterclasses from BPI

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BPI has unveiled its latest round of training masterclasses, and plans to introduce its first online webinars.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 30th 2016 at 11:37AM
WATCH: World's first underwater band performs with new aquatic instruments

WATCH: World's first underwater band performs with new aquatic instruments

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Between Music – a group that claims to be the world’s first underwater band – has performed a concert submerged in water after 10 years of experimentation.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 30th 2016 at 11:23AM
Promote your job vacancies on MI Pro

Promote your job vacancies on MI Pro

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MI Pro’s jobs board is the only place in the UK solely dedicated to MI vacancies.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 30th 2016 at 10:31AM

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The Cambridge Drum Company Open Day

The Cambridge Drum Company Open Day

EVENTS
Sep 22nd 2016

Location: Cambridge, UK

The company will be opening up its manufacturing facility to visitors on September 22nd.

Apple Music Festival celebrates 10th anniversary with headliners Elton John, Robbie Williams, Britney, Bastille and The 1975

Apple Music Festival celebrates 10th anniversary with headliners Elton John, Robbie Williams, Britney, Bastille and The 1975

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The Apple Music Festival will return to London's Roundhouse this September for a 10th anniversary celebration of live music.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 26th 2016 at 11:20AM
Ludwig Acrophonic Special Edition snare drum arrives in the UK

Ludwig Acrophonic Special Edition snare drum arrives in the UK

NEW GEAR

Ludwig and Active Music Distribution have announced the UK arrival of the brand new Ludwig Acrophonic Special Edition snare drum.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 26th 2016 at 10:59AM
Proms musician's 300-year-old violin returned after being stolen from train

Proms musician's 300-year-old violin returned after being stolen from train

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Jane Gordon, a 37-year-old Royal Academy of Music graduate, pleaded for help this week after her violin was taken from a train a week before she was due to play ...

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 26th 2016 at 10:34AM

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Top 10 biggest stories of the week

Top 10 biggest stories of the week

NEWS

This week, PMT’s 25th anniversary was the biggest story on MI Pro. The retailer is celebrating a quarter of a century in the business by hosting a huge bank holiday ...

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 26th 2016 at 9:59AM
REVIEW: Flare Audio Isolate earplugs

REVIEW: Flare Audio Isolate earplugs

NEWS

A pair of trusty earplugs can be found in most musicians’ kit bag. And if they aren’t, they should be.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 25th 2016 at 5:05PM
WATCH: Simple guitar string bending hack

WATCH: Simple guitar string bending hack

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String bending is an essential technique for most guitarists, allowing you raise the pitch of notes to produce interesting vocal-style melodies.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 25th 2016 at 11:12AM
MP Chuka Umunna becomes Ambassador for the PRS for Music Foundation

MP Chuka Umunna becomes Ambassador for the PRS for Music Foundation

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MP for Streatham, Chuka Umunna, has been appointed as the latest Ambassador for the music charity.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 25th 2016 at 10:27AM

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AES LA 2016

AES LA 2016

EVENTS
Sep 29th 2016 - Oct 2nd 2016

Location: Los Angeles

AES is back in September at the L.A. Convention Center.

Hertfordshire College of Music partners with ICMP to create progression pathways

Hertfordshire College of Music partners with ICMP to create progression pathways

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The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP) has announced its latest partnership with one of the UK's most well known music institutions, Hertfordshire College of Music (HCM).

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 24th 2016 at 4:41PM
BILLY LUNN: A Producer by Necessity (Part Three)

BILLY LUNN: A Producer by Necessity (Part Three)

NEWS

The Subways frontman and MI Pro columnist Billy Lunn continues his journey through the recording of the bands’ four albums. This month, he talks about working with Butch Vig.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 24th 2016 at 3:15PM
Ozdogan Music appointed official distributors of Faith Guitars in Turkey

Ozdogan Music appointed official distributors of Faith Guitars in Turkey

NEWS

Barnes & Mullins has announced a Turkey distribution deal for Faith Guitars.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 24th 2016 at 10:51AM

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Spitfire Audio announces PP027 – North 7 Vintage Keys

Spitfire Audio announces PP027 – North 7 Vintage Keys

NEW GEAR

Spitfire Audio has announced the availability of its latest virtual instrument software, PP027 – North 7 Vintage Keys

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 24th 2016 at 10:10AM
Reselling tickets is 'unjust to artist and promoters', says industry accountant

Reselling tickets is 'unjust to artist and promoters', says industry accountant

NEWS

A top music industry accountant has slammed the secondary ticketing market, saying artists and promoters should be benefitting from the profit made.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 23rd 2016 at 4:38PM
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

NEWS

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
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

NEWS

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

NEWS

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

NEW GEAR

Tracktion has updated its popular BioTek Organic Synthesizer virtual instrument.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 22nd 2016 at 2:49PM