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Korg UK names Richard Ashby as national sales manager for all brands

Korg UK names Richard Ashby as national sales manager for all brands

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Korg UK has announced the appointment of Richard Ashby to the new position of national sales manager for all brands.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 29th 2016 at 12:05PM
Top 10 biggest stories of the week

Top 10 biggest stories of the week

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The news that guitarguitar is set to open the biggest dedicated guitar store in central London has been the most popular story this week.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 29th 2016 at 10:11AM
Crowdfunding Corner: Mogees Play, iSolo, KLOS Guitars, Mana Modular, 4HP Drum Module

Crowdfunding Corner: Mogees Play, iSolo, KLOS Guitars, Mana Modular, 4HP Drum Module

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MI Pro checks out the latest musical instrument projects looking for backers, or recently funded, on popular crowdsourcing sites Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 28th 2016 at 5:07PM
INTERVIEW: Rock Solid reveals how traditional retailers are using their online presence to get ahead

INTERVIEW: Rock Solid reveals how traditional retailers are using their online presence to get ahead

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Rock Solid is a specialist marketing agency formed by ‘passionate music fans and gear nuts’. We sat down with CEO Mark Bower to find out how the firm revamps websites ...

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 28th 2016 at 1:25PM

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Viola Beach's debut album will be played on Radio X tonight ahead of release

Viola Beach's debut album will be played on Radio X tonight ahead of release

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Radio X will be hosting an album playback at 9pm tonight (Thursday 28th July) of Viola Beach’s debut LP.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 28th 2016 at 10:53AM
Producer and Blue Oyster Cult founder Sandy Pearlman dies aged 72

Producer and Blue Oyster Cult founder Sandy Pearlman dies aged 72

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Sandy Pearlman, best known for founding the band Blue Oyster Cult, has passed away in California.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 28th 2016 at 10:33AM
9 benefits of learning a musical instrument

9 benefits of learning a musical instrument

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Whether you’re a working musician, have your own studio or just indulge in the guitar every now and then, the chances are you’ve had fun while playing a musical instrument.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 27th 2016 at 5:07PM
INTERVIEW: God Damn on recording new album Everything Ever, visiting MI shops and loving their label

INTERVIEW: God Damn on recording new album Everything Ever, visiting MI shops and loving their label

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It’s sweltering outside in London’s summer heat, but that’s nothing compared to being inside the tiny cocoon-shaped room full of 50 special guests at Chiswick’s Metropolis Studios.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 27th 2016 at 1:43PM

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REVIEW: Promark ActiveGrip drumsticks

REVIEW: Promark ActiveGrip drumsticks

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Loosing grip of drumsticks is something that many brands have tried to address and almost every drummer has experienced.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 27th 2016 at 11:13AM
New Yanagisawa Saxophones UK website launches

New Yanagisawa Saxophones UK website launches

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Barnes and Mullins has announced the launch of a new UK website for Yanagisawa Saxophones.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 27th 2016 at 10:05AM
Jack White's Third Man label to shoot turntable into space, here's how you can watch take off

Jack White's Third Man label to shoot turntable into space, here's how you can watch take off

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In celebration of its 7th anniversary, Jack White’s label Third Man Records will be attempting to play the first phonographic record in space.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 26th 2016 at 11:04AM
Abbey Road Studios to help developing artists with 'its biggest transformation in history'

Abbey Road Studios to help developing artists with 'its biggest transformation in history'

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The most famous recording studio in the world has revealed that it is in the process of building two new studios.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 26th 2016 at 10:12AM

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The best new jobs in the music industry: Music Week, D'Addario, Yamaha and more

The best new jobs in the music industry: Music Week, D'Addario, Yamaha and more

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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 Jul 25th 2016 at 3:31PM
10 ultimate festival hacks

10 ultimate festival hacks

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The music festival season is well and truly upon us, but are you fully prepared?

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 25th 2016 at 2:33PM
BILLY LUNN: A producer by necessity (part two)

BILLY LUNN: A producer by necessity (part two)

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The Subways frontman Billy Lunn continues his three-part column about the changing face of the recording process.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 25th 2016 at 10:53AM
Guitarguitar to open the largest dedicated guitar store in central London

Guitarguitar to open the largest dedicated guitar store in central London

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Retailer guitarguitar will be opening a new 4,000 sq ft store in Camden, London.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 25th 2016 at 10:32AM

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Darren Power joins Source Distribution as sales and marketing director

Darren Power joins Source Distribution as sales and marketing director

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UK music technology and pro audio distributor Source Distribution has appointed Darren Power as director of sales and marketing.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 25th 2016 at 9:00AM
The changing face of band merchandise and what it means for retailers

The changing face of band merchandise and what it means for retailers

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Music merchandise company Bravado has revealed it is now exploring more unusual and unique avenues.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 22nd 2016 at 11:10AM
Top 10 biggest stories of the week

Top 10 biggest stories of the week

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Some of the biggest stories this week include guitarguitar’s European expansion and our interview with MOD Devices.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 22nd 2016 at 9:55AM
Spector's USA-made bass guitars added to permanent collection at Smithsonian Museum

Spector's USA-made bass guitars added to permanent collection at Smithsonian Museum

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Bass guitar specialist Spector has revealed that two if its USA-made instruments will be added to the permanent collection at the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington DC.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 21st 2016 at 3:35PM
Rick Astley drummer Simon Merry joins Sakae Drums

Rick Astley drummer Simon Merry joins Sakae Drums

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UK drummer Simon Merry has been announced as the latest addition to Sakae Drum’s family of artists.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 21st 2016 at 3:06PM
How to get your latest MI products reviewed

How to get your latest MI products reviewed

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As MI Pro’s Reviews section grows in popularity, we want to make sure we’re covering a wide range of the latest and greatest musical instruments and MI tech.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 21st 2016 at 2:19PM
Björk's custom-made musical instruments to be showcased at London exhibition

Björk's custom-made musical instruments to be showcased at London exhibition

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A new virtual reality (VR) exhibition of Icelandic artist Björk’s video and digital works is coming to Somerset House in London.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 21st 2016 at 10:45AM
QUIZ: Pokemon or obscure musical instrument?

QUIZ: Pokemon or obscure musical instrument?

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As the whole world appears to be going completely Pokemon mad, those not familiar with the 90s cartoon and video game series may be hearing a whole lot of unusual ...

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 20th 2016 at 4:34PM
ABRSM to relocate to London's 'cultural hub'

ABRSM to relocate to London's 'cultural hub'

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ABRSM, the UK’s largest musical education body, will be relocating to London’s ‘cultural hub’, after signing a new lease for an office adjacent to the Barbican.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 20th 2016 at 3:35PM