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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

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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

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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
Vintage Guitars secures Czech Republic and Slovakia distribution

Vintage Guitars secures Czech Republic and Slovakia distribution

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JHS has appointed Audio Partner as distributor for its Vintage guitar line for the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 22nd 2014 at 3:53PM
Rosetti takes on Floyd Rose distribution

Rosetti takes on Floyd Rose distribution

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Rosetti has added tremolo system specialist Floyd Rose to its distribution line-up.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 22nd 2014 at 3:16PM
Industry celebrates as Protect Music Education declares victory

Industry celebrates as Protect Music Education declares victory

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Following the earlier announcement of an additional £17m of funding, the Government has also reversed its recommendation that local authorities stop funding music services.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Jul 22nd 2014 at 2:15PM

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Yamaha honours 2014 jazz scholars

Yamaha honours 2014 jazz scholars

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For a record eighth year, Yamaha and Jazzwise, the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group, PPL and 606 Club have provided funding, performance and recording opportunities for some of the ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 22nd 2014 at 11:35AM
£17m victory for Protect Music campaign

£17m victory for Protect Music campaign

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The Protect Music Education campaign has secured an extra £17m of funding for music education hubs in 2015/16.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Jul 22nd 2014 at 11:12AM
WE CAN ORDER IT IN: The Bubble Organ

WE CAN ORDER IT IN: The Bubble Organ

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Don’t get caught out by that enquiry for something really specialist...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 22nd 2014 at 10:57AM
Protection Racket reveals new improved website

Protection Racket reveals new improved website

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Bags and cases manufacturer, Protection Racket, has relaunched its website with an all-new design.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 22nd 2014 at 10:42AM

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Summer NAMM growth continues with biggest show in six years

Summer NAMM growth continues with biggest show in six years

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Boasting its biggest outing in six years, last week’s Summer NAMM saw 438 exhibitors in attendance at Nashville’s Music City Centre.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 21st 2014 at 10:55AM
Music for All and Andertons 50th anniversary charity auction now open

Music for All and Andertons 50th anniversary charity auction now open

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As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, Andertons and Music for All have launched a charity auction, which is open from today (Monday, July 21st).

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 21st 2014 at 10:04AM
Liam Richards steps up at Polar Audio

Liam Richards steps up at Polar Audio

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As part of its ongoing internal restructure, Polar Audio has promoted technical support engineer, Liam Richards, to the position of technical support manager.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 21st 2014 at 9:36AM
Gunter moves up at Orange

Gunter moves up at Orange

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European and international sales manager, Antony Gunter becomes global sales director.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Jul 18th 2014 at 10:17AM

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TOP TEN: This week's most read stories

TOP TEN: This week's most read stories

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As another week draws to a close, we present the ten most read stories on MI Pro from the past seven days.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 18th 2014 at 10:01AM
VIDEO: Death metal band play until they run out of air in airtight box

VIDEO: Death metal band play until they run out of air in airtight box

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Last month, we revealed that death metal outfit Unfathomable Ruination would be performing until they run out of oxygen inside an airtight box as part of a new art installation. ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 17th 2014 at 11:26AM
THE APPRENTICES: Luke Clayton, Regent Sounds

THE APPRENTICES: Luke Clayton, Regent Sounds

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The next generation of MI dealers are already coming to the boil nicely in the MIRTAS apprenticeship scheme. This month we check in on Luke Clayton from Denmark Street’s Regent ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 17th 2014 at 10:59AM
SECRET DEALER: MIRC is a must

SECRET DEALER: MIRC is a must

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This month, our secret dealer discusses why MIRC is something that no retailer can afford to miss…

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 17th 2014 at 10:31AM
SPECIAL FOCUS: Education

SPECIAL FOCUS: Education

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Music education is, as ever, under threat from Government funding cuts. But the complicated nature of the sector, with so many bodies and organisations, can make it hard to join ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 16th 2014 at 11:35AM
New Boss special edition Waza Craft pedals

New Boss special edition Waza Craft pedals

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Roland has launched a new range of compact Boss pedals, based on its most popular stompboxes.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Jul 16th 2014 at 11:04AM
JHS appoints pro audio specialist

JHS appoints pro audio specialist

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JHS has bolstered its Pro Audio division with the appointment of Chris Walton.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 16th 2014 at 10:55AM
COMMENT: Yamaha dealer terms overhaul is just what the market needs

COMMENT: Yamaha dealer terms overhaul is just what the market needs

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Last month, Yamaha announced a pretty comprehensive overhaul of its dealer terms and conditions; it’s first for some 17 years. Geared towards ensuring its products are presented and sold in ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 15th 2014 at 11:17AM
NAMM data shows US market growth

NAMM data shows US market growth

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NAMM's latest report into the global music market shows the US experiencing slight growth, lead by the DJ sector.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Jul 15th 2014 at 11:04AM