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Elephant statue signed by Arctic Monkeys to be auction for children's charity

Elephant statue signed by Arctic Monkeys to be auction for children's charity

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A statue of an elephant signed by rock band Arctic Monkeys is being auctioned off to raise money for The Children’s Hospital Charity.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 28th 2016 at 3:58PM
Legendary producer Gary Katz offers advice to ICMP students

Legendary producer Gary Katz offers advice to ICMP students

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Gary Katz recently visited the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance to meet with new students and offer advice as they being their careers in production.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 28th 2016 at 3:47PM
Inside Abbey Road's incubation programme for music technology start-ups

Inside Abbey Road's incubation programme for music technology start-ups

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Last year, the most famous recording studio in the UK announced a programme called Abbey Road Red, aimed at fostering new music-tech start-ups from across the globe.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 28th 2016 at 11:23AM
Martin Guitar appoints Mitchell Nollman as new Global Sales VP

Martin Guitar appoints Mitchell Nollman as new Global Sales VP

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Acoustic guitars and strings manufacturer Martin Guitar has named Mitchell Nollman as its new vice president of global sales.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 28th 2016 at 9:51AM

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13 music academies join forces to open the European Opera Academy

13 music academies join forces to open the European Opera Academy

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The European Opera Academy (EOA), a collaboration of 13 academies of music from 12 countries, has officially opened in Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 27th 2016 at 12:54PM
Success for 'Save Denmark Street' campaign: 3 buildings protected, new planning legislation to help MI retailers

Success for 'Save Denmark Street' campaign: 3 buildings protected, new planning legislation to help MI retailers

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Henry Schott-Irvine, founder of ‘Save Denmark Street’ has revealed the successes of the campaign, which was set up in May 2014.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 27th 2016 at 11:18AM
ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons becomes Ambassador for Orange Bax Bangeetar pedal

ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons becomes Ambassador for Orange Bax Bangeetar pedal

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Billy Gibbons, the guitarist and lead singer in ZZ Top, has become an Ambassador for Orange Amplification’s new pedal.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 27th 2016 at 10:39AM
Open To Question: Michael Biwer, Musikmesse

Open To Question: Michael Biwer, Musikmesse

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The MI industry will once again be given the chance to grill a leading figure in the business.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 27th 2016 at 10:04AM

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The best new jobs in the music industry: Gear4music, British Band Instrument Company

The best new jobs in the music industry: Gear4music, British Band Instrument Company

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Looking for a new job in the music industry? Check out the latest vacancies on the MI Pro jobs board.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 26th 2016 at 12:20PM
LISTEN: The first ever recording of computer-generated music - created by Alan Turning - has been restored

LISTEN: The first ever recording of computer-generated music - created by Alan Turning - has been restored

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Researchers have restored the first recording of computer-generated music, created by famous computer scientist Alan Turing in 1951.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 26th 2016 at 11:10AM
Anthony Short named President of the MIA

Anthony Short named President of the MIA

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The Music Industries Association (MIA) has announced Anthony Short as its new President.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 26th 2016 at 9:41AM
Gravity stands get the thumbs up from A Summer's Tale festival

Gravity stands get the thumbs up from A Summer's Tale festival

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The recent ‘A Summer’s Tale’ festival took place in Luhmuhlen, Germany, where the likes of Noel Gallagher, Garbage, Sigur Ros, Billy Bragg, Neil Finn (pictured) and more took to the ...

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 23rd 2016 at 3:21PM

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British Band Instrument Company relocates to larger facility

British Band Instrument Company relocates to larger facility

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Musical instrument export specialist the British Band Instrument Company (BBICO) has announced its relocation to a new facility in Edgware, Middlesex.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 23rd 2016 at 2:06PM
Top 10 biggest stories of the week

Top 10 biggest stories of the week

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This week’s biggest stories include the latest appointments by Orange and Tony Visconti’s new studio at Kingston University.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 23rd 2016 at 10:39AM
Chandler Guitars closes doors after 37 years of trading

Chandler Guitars closes doors after 37 years of trading

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MI retail store Chandler Guitars has announced that it will close its doors for the last time on 31st October 2016 after 37 years of trading in Kew, Surrey, due ...

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 23rd 2016 at 10:05AM
INTERVIEW: New MIA President Anthony Short discusses the firm's revamped Gala Dinner

INTERVIEW: New MIA President Anthony Short discusses the firm's revamped Gala Dinner

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The Music Industries Association (MIA) has announced Anthony Short as its new President. Joining from Shure, he will spearhead a number of changes to the group’s MIA Gala Dinner, which ...

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 23rd 2016 at 9:17AM

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WATCH: Russian gun expert creates musical instrument you have to shoot

WATCH: Russian gun expert creates musical instrument you have to shoot

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The head of the Russian Federation of Practical Shooting has created a musical instrument that has to be struck by bullets ot get a tune out of it.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 22nd 2016 at 4:03PM
Musikmesse extends 'Drum Camp' format to include guitars and introduces new areas

Musikmesse extends 'Drum Camp' format to include guitars and introduces new areas

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Musikmesse has revealed more details about the new Brandworld concept that will feature in next year’s show.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 22nd 2016 at 3:02PM
Musicians create new instruments out of tattoos, a chessboard and clothes

Musicians create new instruments out of tattoos, a chessboard and clothes

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A group of musicians took over Red Bull Studios to perform at Buzz Jam showcasing their unique musical instruments.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 22nd 2016 at 11:05AM
The Australian Pink Floyd and bassist Hidekazu Hinata join GHS Strings artist roster

The Australian Pink Floyd and bassist Hidekazu Hinata join GHS Strings artist roster

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GHS String has announced a number of new additions to its artist roster, including four members of the critically acclaimed The Australian Pink Floyd (TAPF).

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 21st 2016 at 4:25PM
Here's why you should be promoting your job vacancies on MI Pro

Here's why you should be promoting 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 Sep 21st 2016 at 1:00PM
WATCH: Yamaha launches #FUTUREBEAT under 18s drumming competition with help from The 1975

WATCH: Yamaha launches #FUTUREBEAT under 18s drumming competition with help from The 1975

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Yamaha Drums has launched a brand new national competition for drummers aged 18 years and under.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 21st 2016 at 11:24AM
ICMP named as finalist for the 2016 Lovie Awards

ICMP named as finalist for the 2016 Lovie Awards

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The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP) has been selected as a finalist for the 6th annual Lovie Awards.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 21st 2016 at 10:17AM
Hunter & The Bear's Chris Clark joins Aguilar Amplification and DR Strings artist rosters

Hunter & The Bear's Chris Clark joins Aguilar Amplification and DR Strings artist rosters

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Chris Clark, bass player with British rock band Hunter & The Bear has joined the artist roster for both Aguilar Amplification and DR Strings.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 20th 2016 at 3:22PM
Tama announces return to Musikmesse in 2017

Tama announces return to Musikmesse in 2017

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Tama has announced that it will once again take part in Musikmesse as an exhibitor next year.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Sep 20th 2016 at 2:43PM