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4,000 violins destroyed in fire at Europe's largest factory for guitars and bowed instruments

4,000 violins destroyed in fire at Europe's largest factory for guitars and bowed instruments

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Around 4,000 newly crafted violins have been destroyed in a fire at the Hora musical instrument factory in Reghin, Romania this week.

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 18th 2017 at 3:26PM
Electro-funk pioneer William Onyeabor dies aged 70

Electro-funk pioneer William Onyeabor dies aged 70

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Synth funk musician and pioneer William Onyeabor has died at the age of 70 at his home in Enugu, Nigeria.

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 18th 2017 at 3:00PM
Orange to give away Micro Dark amps and Bax Bangeetar pedals at NAMM 2017

Orange to give away Micro Dark amps and Bax Bangeetar pedals at NAMM 2017

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Orange Amplification is launching a Golden Ticket promotion at Winter NAMM 2017.

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 18th 2017 at 12:28PM
NAMM 2017: Vater to host drummer autograph signing

NAMM 2017: Vater to host drummer autograph signing

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A Vater Drumstick artist autograph signing is scheduled for Saturday 21st January at the Winter NAMM show.

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 18th 2017 at 11:24AM

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Will 2030 be the year the high street dies?

Will 2030 be the year the high street dies?

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With UK shoppers’ weekly online spending reaching £1 billion, a new report by ParcelHero reveals the death of the high street may be closer than we think.

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 18th 2017 at 10:32AM
INTERVIEW: Elixir discusses its new Optiweb strings ahead of the product's NAMM launch

INTERVIEW: Elixir discusses its new Optiweb strings ahead of the product's NAMM launch

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Elixir Strings will be launching a brand new range of Obtiweb strings at this year’s Winter NAMM show.

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 18th 2017 at 10:00AM
Band of Skulls, Mystery Jets and more to play charity gig for Delays frontman

Band of Skulls, Mystery Jets and more to play charity gig for Delays frontman

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Earlier this month we reported that Delays’ frontman Greg Gilbert has been diagnosed with bowel cancer and friends, family and fans are raising money for his treatment.

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 18th 2017 at 9:54AM
Martin Guitar to debut new 'aged' custom guitar process at NAMM 2017

Martin Guitar to debut new 'aged' custom guitar process at NAMM 2017

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Martin Guitar will unveil its newest technology process, ‘AGED’, with a new custom shop guitar series at Winter NAMM 2017.

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 17th 2017 at 4:52PM

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NAMM 2017: International launch of Stones Music's UK MI products

NAMM 2017: International launch of Stones Music's UK MI products

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Stones Music has announced the international launch of some of its UK-manufactured products at NAMM Show 2017

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 17th 2017 at 11:26AM
Orange announces Fitzpatrick as new distributor For Sweden and Norway

Orange announces Fitzpatrick as new distributor For Sweden and Norway

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Orange Amplification has appointed Fitzpatrick AB as its new distributor in Sweden and Norway.

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 17th 2017 at 11:17AM
The ultimate NAMM 2017 show preview

The ultimate NAMM 2017 show preview

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Here at MI Pro we’ve been building up to this year’s Winter NAMM Show with the latest news about the event.

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 17th 2017 at 11:05AM
MI Industry Advisory Board: What we want from NAMM 2017

MI Industry Advisory Board: What we want from NAMM 2017

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The 2017 Winter NAMM Show is only days away, and while you may have noticed that MI Pro is chock-a-block with new product announcements for the event, we wanted to ...

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 16th 2017 at 11:00AM

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Coach House Pianos appoints David Halford to head up education initiative

Coach House Pianos appoints David Halford to head up education initiative

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The UK piano specialist Coach House Pianos has announced the appointment of David Halford to the newly created role of business development manager.

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 16th 2017 at 9:30AM
Retailer Sheehans Music closes down

Retailer Sheehans Music closes down

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MI dealer Sheehans Music has announced on its website that it has closed down.

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 13th 2017 at 4:17PM
Top 10 biggest stories of the week

Top 10 biggest stories of the week

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This week’s top ten in scattered with NAMM news in the lead up to this year’s show.

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 13th 2017 at 9:58AM