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Fender CEO confirms plan to retire

Fender CEO confirms plan to retire

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As exclusively revealed by MI Pro yesterday, Fender CEO, Larry Thomas is leaving the firm at the end of May.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Apr 10th 2014 at 9:56AM
Fishman dealer visits and price reductions

Fishman dealer visits and price reductions

NEWS

Fishman European Brand Ambassador, Steve Fairclough has teamed up with JHS for a number of UK and Ireland Fishman Main Dealer visits over the coming weeks.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 9th 2014 at 11:19AM
Freshman expands Euro distribution

Freshman expands Euro distribution

NEWS

Freshman Guitars has signed five new international distribution agreements covering Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, Serbia, France, Poland, Sweden and Norway.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Apr 9th 2014 at 10:59AM
EXCLUSIVE: Fender CEO set to depart

EXCLUSIVE: Fender CEO set to depart

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Fender is expected to announce the departure of CEO, Larry Thomas later today.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Apr 9th 2014 at 10:00AM

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Zoom UK agrees Auden Guitars distribution deal

Zoom UK agrees Auden Guitars distribution deal

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Zoom UK has taken on exclusive UK and ROI distribution of Auden Guitars.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 9th 2014 at 10:50AM
Yamaha Music Production Sessions heading to PMT stores

Yamaha Music Production Sessions heading to PMT stores

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Retail chain PMT is to host a number of Yamaha Music Production Sessions throughout May and June.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 23rd 2014 at 3:43PM
Chord upgrades mic and boom stand lines

Chord upgrades mic and boom stand lines

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Chord has upgraded a number of models from its range of boom and microphone stands.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 23rd 2014 at 11:34AM
Rockbottom to host Mel Gaynor drum clinic

Rockbottom to host Mel Gaynor drum clinic

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Next month will see Rockbottom host a London drum clinic with Simple Minds drummer Mel Gaynor.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 23rd 2014 at 11:01AM

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New chair of the board for Institute of Contemporary Music Performance

New chair of the board for Institute of Contemporary Music Performance

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The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance has appointed Professor Dan Howard as its new chairman of the board of directors.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 23rd 2014 at 10:25AM
MIRC 2014: 200 dealers and counting

MIRC 2014: 200 dealers and counting

NEWS

With less than two months to go, more than 200 dealers have already registered to attend this year's MIRC.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Apr 22nd 2014 at 4:16PM
VIDEO: D'Addario launches tree-planting initiative

VIDEO: D'Addario launches tree-planting initiative

NEWS

D’Addario has announced a new tree planting programme entitled ‘Play. Plant. Preserve.’ in a bid to ensure that the hardwood resources used at its Tennessee sawmill are sustainable.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 22nd 2014 at 11:33AM
CUK announces new dealer scheme

CUK announces new dealer scheme

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CUK Audio, exclusive UK distributor for dB Technologies, has announced a new approved dealer partnership scheme.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Apr 22nd 2014 at 11:28AM

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Denis Wick unveils Steven Mead as International Ambassador

Denis Wick unveils Steven Mead as International Ambassador

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Denis Wick Products has named Steven Mead as its new International Ambassador.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 22nd 2014 at 11:10AM
Kate Fenney

Kate Fenney

NEWS

Kate Fenney, co-owner of The Music Shipping Co. has sadly passed away after a long battle with illness.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 22nd 2014 at 10:56AM
MYSTERY SHOPPER: Peterborough

MYSTERY SHOPPER: Peterborough

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This month, our mystery man donned his shades and took to the streets of Peterborough. Here’s what he saw on his travels…

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 17th 2014 at 11:08AM
New dealer display for Vox Tone Garage pedal range

New dealer display for Vox Tone Garage pedal range

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Vox distributor, Korg, has lifted the lid on a new, purpose-built dealer display for its line of Tone Garage pedals.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 17th 2014 at 10:54AM

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D'Addario welcomes Animals as Leaders guitarists to artist roster

D'Addario welcomes Animals as Leaders guitarists to artist roster

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Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes, guitarists with prog metal outfit Animals as Leaders, have become the latest musicians to join D’Addario’s artist line-up.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 17th 2014 at 10:31AM
Rat Stands unveils new website

Rat Stands unveils new website

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Rat Stands has given its website a comprehensive makeover, with a renewed focus on user-friendly functionality.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 17th 2014 at 9:26AM
Kickstarter launches first UK-made production-level banjo in 60 years

Kickstarter launches first UK-made production-level banjo in 60 years

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Norfolk-based banjo manufacturer, The Great British Banjo Company, has produced the first UK-built, production-level banjo in over 60 years, following a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign.  

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 16th 2014 at 11:01AM
Yamaha Classic Division undergoes restructure

Yamaha Classic Division undergoes restructure

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Yamaha’s newly formed Classic Division has announced a structural overhaul aimed at offering an improved dealer service.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 16th 2014 at 10:43AM
inMusic adds Denon and Marantz brands

inMusic adds Denon and Marantz brands

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inMusic has announced the addition of three professional product brands from D&M Holdings to its existing line-up

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Apr 16th 2014 at 10:19AM
Korg Pitchclip colour packs back in stock

Korg Pitchclip colour packs back in stock

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Korg’s line of Pitchclip colour packs are back in stock and availbale to order.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 16th 2014 at 10:09AM
MI PRO TV: Kenny Aronoff joins Evans artist family

MI PRO TV: Kenny Aronoff joins Evans artist family

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Session musician, Kenny Aronoff, has been added to Evans’ artist roster.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 16th 2014 at 9:00AM
MIRC 2014: In-store expert offers solutions

MIRC 2014: In-store expert offers solutions

NEWS

Former Roland Planet designer will tell dealers how to improve their layout, display and product demo skills.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Apr 15th 2014 at 1:32PM
Music Shipping signs Groove Juice deal

Music Shipping signs Groove Juice deal

NEWS

US accessories firm Groove Juice has appointed Music Shipping as European distributor for its range of cymbal cleaners and products.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Apr 15th 2014 at 11:59AM