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Sue Sturrock named President of the Incorporated Society of Musicians

Sue Sturrock named President of the Incorporated Society of Musicians

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The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) has announced the appointment of Sue Sturrock as its President 2017/18.

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 21st 2017 at 4:30PM
Soar Valley Music to offer carriage-free trade orders throughout May

Soar Valley Music to offer carriage-free trade orders throughout May

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Traditional and world music wholesaler Soar Valley Music has announced the return of its carriage-free trade order offer.

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 21st 2017 at 1:00PM
BRC responds to general election news: 'Political stability is crucial for the UK during Brexit negotiations'

BRC responds to general election news: 'Political stability is crucial for the UK during Brexit negotiations'

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Following the announcement by Prime Minister Theresa May earlier this week that a general election will be held in June, The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has given its view on ...

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 21st 2017 at 10:45AM
Top 10 stories of the week: Allan Holdsworth, Make Music Count, 2017 EMIDA winners

Top 10 stories of the week: Allan Holdsworth, Make Music Count, 2017 EMIDA winners

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The biggest story on MI Pro this week was the sad new that guitar legend Allan Holdsworth has passed away.

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 21st 2017 at 10:00AM

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Worcestershire school becomes first in the UK to use Skoove online piano learning platform

Worcestershire school becomes first in the UK to use Skoove online piano learning platform

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The Bishop Perowne Church of England College has become the first school in the UK to use the new online piano learning platform to assist music teaching.

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 20th 2017 at 3:51PM
Kickstarter calls for more musical instrument projects

Kickstarter calls for more musical instrument projects

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Popular crowdfunding website Kickstarter has revealed that its design and tech team is requesting more innovative projects for its website.

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 20th 2017 at 11:40AM
Schools Minister rejects calls to boost UK music hub funding

Schools Minister rejects calls to boost UK music hub funding

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Schools Minister Nick Gibb has rejected the calls to boost funding for the UK’s music hubs that help disadvantaged children have instrument lessons.

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 19th 2017 at 4:28PM
Thief caught on camera stealing musical instruments in North Wales

Thief caught on camera stealing musical instruments in North Wales

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A thief who smashed in the windows of a car to steal musical instruments was captured on CCTV.

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 19th 2017 at 3:53PM

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Make Music Count: Innovative new musical teaching method coming to the UK

Make Music Count: Innovative new musical teaching method coming to the UK

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A new method of teaching students how to play the piano by solving maths equations has been gaining a lot of attention in the US.

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 19th 2017 at 3:11PM
DJ/producer Hardwell joins 'World's Biggest Guest List' event to help educate 100,000 children

DJ/producer Hardwell joins 'World's Biggest Guest List' event to help educate 100,000 children

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On December 13th 2015 iconic dance music DJ/producer Hardwell joined hands with India’s Guestlist4Good Social Enterprise and Mumbai based non-profit Magic Bus, to stage an aid event that provided education ...

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 19th 2017 at 2:35PM
PRS Foundation and BASCA Trust launch first major UK fund for songwriters and writer-producers

PRS Foundation and BASCA Trust launch first major UK fund for songwriters and writer-producers

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PRS Foundation has launched The Writer Producer Fund to offer a new opportunity for songwriters and writer-producers to further develop their careers with grants of up to £10,000.

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 19th 2017 at 11:09AM
High street footfall continues to outperform shopping centres and retail parks

High street footfall continues to outperform shopping centres and retail parks

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Footfall in March grew 1.3% on the previous year, the fastest growth since March 2014, according to the latest BRC-Springboard Footfall and Vacancies monitor.

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 19th 2017 at 10:40AM

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Shure partners with Backstage Academy to support those perusing a career in the live entertainment industry

Shure partners with Backstage Academy to support those perusing a career in the live entertainment industry

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Shure UK has partnered with the Backstage Academy, a West Yorkshire training facility for students wishing to pursue a career in the touring and live entertainment industry.

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 18th 2017 at 3:06PM
British guitar legend Allan Holdsworth dies aged 70

British guitar legend Allan Holdsworth dies aged 70

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Influential prog-rock guitarist and composer Allan Holdsworth has passed away at the age of 70.

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 18th 2017 at 2:25PM
INTERVIEW: 'The MI market is being brought into the mobile age, and we're taking full advantage' - Fret Zeppelin

INTERVIEW: 'The MI market is being brought into the mobile age, and we're taking full advantage' - Fret Zeppelin

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In a recent Crowdfunding Corner, we featured Fret Zeppelin – a digital training tool that fits right onto the neck of a guitar to help guitarist learn chords and ...

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 18th 2017 at 10:59AM