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Fender CEO confirms plan to retire

Fender CEO confirms plan to retire

NEWS

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

NEWS

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

NEWS

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

NEWS

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

NEWS

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
MIRC 2014: In-store expert offers solutions

MIRC 2014: In-store expert offers solutions

NEWS

Former Roland Planet designer will tell dealers how to improve their layout, display and product demo skills.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Apr 15th 2014 at 1:32PM
Music Shipping signs Groove Juice deal

Music Shipping signs Groove Juice deal

NEWS

US accessories firm Groove Juice has appointed Music Shipping as European distributor for its range of cymbal cleaners and products.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Apr 15th 2014 at 11:59AM
Promark unveils new Select Balance POP display

Promark unveils new Select Balance POP display

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Promark has announced the availability of a new POP display and marketing kit for its Select Balance drumsticks.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 15th 2014 at 10:57AM

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EarPeace gets behind The Amy Winehouse Foundation

EarPeace gets behind The Amy Winehouse Foundation

NEWS

Ear protection firm, EarPeace, is raising money and awareness for The Amy Winehouse Foundation with the launch of a new line of AWF branded earplugs.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 15th 2014 at 10:36AM
COLIN REES: How sales training can pay dividends for your company

COLIN REES: How sales training can pay dividends for your company

NEWS

Our resident sales speciliast, Colin Rees, explains the benefits of formal sales training...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 15th 2014 at 9:59AM
MI PRO TV: Nevada Music brings in the crowds on NLTPD 2014

MI PRO TV: Nevada Music brings in the crowds on NLTPD 2014

NEWS

This weekend saw Portsmouth-based dealer, Nevada Music, draw in the crowds as both new and lapsed musicians hit the high street for National Learn to Play Day 2014.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 14th 2014 at 11:32AM

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Aria announces new Eddy Finn shipment

Aria announces new Eddy Finn shipment

NEWS

Aria has received new stocks of the Eddy Finn range of ukuleles, cases and bags.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 14th 2014 at 11:12AM
Rosetti to distribute Lock-It Guitar Straps in UK and Ireland

Rosetti to distribute Lock-It Guitar Straps in UK and Ireland

NEWS

Rosetti has taken distribution of Lock-It Guitar Straps for the UK and Ireland.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 14th 2014 at 10:59AM
Hughes & Kettner celebrates 30th anniversary with TubeMeister offer

Hughes & Kettner celebrates 30th anniversary with TubeMeister offer

NEWS

To mark its 30th anniversary, Hughes & Kettner is offering fans a special offer on its TubeMeister 5 head (TM5H) and TubeMeister 5 combo (TM5C).

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 14th 2014 at 10:41AM
CRAIG BLUNDELL: Trouble with nerves

CRAIG BLUNDELL: Trouble with nerves

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I want to look at a subject that’s very close to my heart over the next couple of issues, something that nearly ruined it for me in the early days, ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 11th 2014 at 11:15AM

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Orange named headline sponsor for Metal Hammer Golden Gods

Orange named headline sponsor for Metal Hammer Golden Gods

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Orange Amplification has been confrmed as headline sponsor of the Metal Hammer Gold Gods Awards 2014.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 11th 2014 at 11:11AM
MI PRO TV: Absolute gears up for National Learn to Play Day 2014

MI PRO TV: Absolute gears up for National Learn to Play Day 2014

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As the retail sector readies itself for National Learn to Play Day 2014, Absolute Music has served up a brand new video offering visitors a glimpse at what they can ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 11th 2014 at 11:04AM
TOP TEN: This week's most read stories

TOP TEN: This week's most read stories

NEWS

Our exclusive report that Fender CEO, Larry Thomas, is to depart the guitar giant next month leads this week’s top ten.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 11th 2014 at 10:23AM
MIRC 2014: Why I go

MIRC 2014: Why I go

NEWS

One of MIRC's least local attendees explains why he makes the trip all the way from Aberdeen to attend MIRC.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Apr 10th 2014 at 10:48AM
Red Dog Music opens Denmark Street store with Relentless Energy Drink

Red Dog Music opens Denmark Street store with Relentless Energy Drink

NEWS

Red Dog Music has partnered with Relentless Energy Drink to open up a new store on London’s Denmark Street.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 10th 2014 at 10:31AM

"Number of online shoppers using click and collect to double by 2017"

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The number of online shoppers using click and collect services is set to double over the next three years.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 9th 2014 at 10:19AM
COOPER'S CORNER: Content is king - apparently

COOPER'S CORNER: Content is king - apparently

NEWS

Continuing his watching brief, veteran journalist Gary Cooper gives us his latest thoughts on the wide world of MI...

Gary Cooper
by Gary Cooper
on Apr 8th 2014 at 11:44AM
INTERVIEW: Classical pianist Ji Liu

INTERVIEW: Classical pianist Ji Liu

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Having recently topped the UK’s classical charts with his debut album Piano Reflections, Chinese pianist and composer Ji Liu has emerged as one of the world’s most talented young musicians. ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 8th 2014 at 10:20AM
Barnet shop targeted by TV's 'It Takes a Thief to Catch a Thief'

Barnet shop targeted by TV's 'It Takes a Thief to Catch a Thief'

NEWS

Barnet dealer The Sound Garden recently featured on Channel 5’s It Takes a Thief to Catch a Thief TV show.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 7th 2014 at 4:21PM