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£4m boost for schools as Government secures music copyright deals

£4m boost for schools as Government secures music copyright deals

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Schools and local authorities throughout England will collectively save around £4m after a new agreement was inked for rights to the use of music in schools, the Government confirmed today ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 27th 2015 at 11:01AM
Q&A: Philip Gilley, CEO, Notes for Notes

Q&A: Philip Gilley, CEO, Notes for Notes

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Philip Gilley, CEO for non-profit organisation Notes for Notes tells the MI Report about its work for the music education sector…

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 27th 2015 at 10:10AM
TOP 10: This week's most read stories

TOP 10: This week's most read stories

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As another week comes to an end, we check out the most read stories of the past seven days.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Mar 27th 2015 at 9:44AM
Brian Nicol (UPDATED)

Brian Nicol (UPDATED)

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Barnes & Mullins has announced the passing of area sales manager for Northern England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Rep of Ireland, Brian Nicol, who died on Tuesday, March 24th.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 27th 2015 at 9:02AM

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MIRC 2015: Korg UK to showcase Takamine Guitars

MIRC 2015: Korg UK to showcase Takamine Guitars

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Korg UK will be showcasing lines from Takamine Guitars and Vox alongside its own branded products at this year’s MIRC.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 26th 2015 at 10:49AM
Alfred Music donates instruments to Ukrainian orphanage

Alfred Music donates instruments to Ukrainian orphanage

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Alfred Music, in collaboration with Daisy Rock Girls Guitars, has thrown its weight behind the Ukuleles for Ukraine project by donating 95 Daisy Rock Girls Guitars Ukulele Starter Packs worth ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 26th 2015 at 10:29AM
Looking for a new job in the music industry? Check out our jobs board

Looking for a new job in the music industry? Check out our jobs board

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Looking for a new job in the MI industry? Check out some of the latest vacancies added to the MI Pro jobs page.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 26th 2015 at 10:06AM
LAURA B. WHITMORE: Ladies, just ask

LAURA B. WHITMORE: Ladies, just ask

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This month, MI Pro columnist, Laura B. Whitmore, looks at how women can achieve more in business by overcoming certain mindsets…

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 26th 2015 at 9:46AM

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BIRKETTS: Is selective distribution key to staying in control?

BIRKETTS: Is selective distribution key to staying in control?

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In this article, Rafael Ruiz, partner at legal specialist, Birketts, considers what a selective distribution system is, when it can be used, and the pros and cons of doing ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 25th 2015 at 10:26AM
SPECIAL FOCUS: Drums and percussion

SPECIAL FOCUS: Drums and percussion

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As retailers continue to feel the sharp pinch of the recession, MI Pro provides a monthly snapshot of each sector of the market. This month, we catch up with some ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 25th 2015 at 10:09AM
INTERVIEW: Brian Cleary, joint MD, Barnes & Mullins

INTERVIEW: Brian Cleary, joint MD, Barnes & Mullins

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The future of Peavey’s UK distribution is now in the hands of Barnes & Mullins, marking a significant expansion back into big-box audio for the Oswestry-based distributor, cementing its position ...

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Mar 25th 2015 at 9:51AM
Yamaha and Jazz FM launch Replay Project for lapsed musicians

Yamaha and Jazz FM launch Replay Project for lapsed musicians

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Yamaha and Jazz FM have teamed up to launch the Replay Project, which aims to get lapsed musicians playing again by placing them centre-stage at a UK festival alongside the ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 24th 2015 at 11:42AM

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Orange sponsors Rock the House final

Orange sponsors Rock the House final

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Orange Amplification was the headline sponsor of the final of the Rock the House competition, held on Wednesday 18th March 2015.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Mar 24th 2015 at 10:54AM
Q&A: Beth Marlis, VP of industry and community, Musicians' Institute

Q&A: Beth Marlis, VP of industry and community, Musicians' Institute

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Beth Marlis, vice president of industry and community relations/senior guitar faculty member at the Musicians’ Institute, tells the MI Report about her 28 years with the organisation and its extensive ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 24th 2015 at 10:30AM
Martin promotes Theresa Hoffman to international sales manager

Martin promotes Theresa Hoffman to international sales manager

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C. F. Martin & Co. has announced the promotion of Theresa Hoffman to international sales manager.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Mar 24th 2015 at 10:04AM
Biggest Learn To Play Day to date

Biggest Learn To Play Day to date

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This year’s Learn To Play Day had its most successful year yet, with more venues taking part, and even more lessons given, than ever.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Mar 23rd 2015 at 11:40AM

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OPINION: Andrew Higgins on the value of sheet music

OPINION: Andrew Higgins on the value of sheet music

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As with most specialist sectors, sheet music, for many years, existed on its own terms, remaining largely unaffected by general market trends. These days, however, it is facing the strain ...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Mar 23rd 2015 at 9:51AM
MIRC 2015: Casio to highlight product innovation at this year's show

MIRC 2015: Casio to highlight product innovation at this year's show

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Casio will be presenting its latest range of instruments at MIRC 2015, with a focus on product innovation.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 23rd 2015 at 9:47AM
Music Sales Group acquires Carisch

Music Sales Group acquires Carisch

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The Music Sales Group has announced the acquisition of the printed music business, Carisch.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Mar 23rd 2015 at 9:13AM
Marshall unveils Class 5 Roulette

Marshall unveils Class 5 Roulette

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Marshall has launched the Design Store special edition Class 5 Roulette, exclusively to UK dealers.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Mar 23rd 2015 at 9:12AM
Musicroom to take part in Learn To Play Day

Musicroom to take part in Learn To Play Day

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Musicroom will be taking part in Learn To Play Day on Saturday 21st March, with a range of free music taster lessons.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Mar 20th 2015 at 12:49PM
MYSTERY SHOPPER: Colchester

MYSTERY SHOPPER: Colchester

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This month, our mystery man heads to Colchester to see what England’s oldest town has to offer on the MI front...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Mar 20th 2015 at 11:42AM
RETAIL PROFILE: Blackwell's, Oxford

RETAIL PROFILE: Blackwell's, Oxford

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Oxford’s oldest music shop is still thriving and is a crucial part of the city’s musical heritage thanks to its strong support of academia and the local music scene. Ronnie ...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Mar 20th 2015 at 11:37AM
The new HK Audio Patchbay 6

The new HK Audio Patchbay 6

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HK Audio has unveiled the new successor to the Patchbay 2 and Patchbay 5, the Patchbay 6.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Mar 20th 2015 at 11:04AM
TOP 10: This week's most read stories

TOP 10: This week's most read stories

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Hitting the top spot this week is the news of the conviction of an online retailer selling counterfeit Sennheiser products.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Mar 20th 2015 at 9:50AM