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MIRC 2014: Essential information

MIRC 2014: Essential information

NEWS

Some essential information ahead of this year's MIRC conference and expo.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Jun 11th 2014 at 10:40AM
More people than ever play or want to learn an instrument, says MfA

More people than ever play or want to learn an instrument, says MfA

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A new study from charity Music for All has revealed that more people than ever now play or want to play a musical instrument.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 11th 2014 at 9:58AM
MIRC 2014: One week to go!

MIRC 2014: One week to go!

NEWS

With now just a week to go, there is still time for dealers to sign up for this year's MIRC conference and expo.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Jun 11th 2014 at 9:55AM
INTERVIEW: Midge Ure on his new Vintage Signature guitar

INTERVIEW: Midge Ure on his new Vintage Signature guitar

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Vintage recently announced the launch of a brand new Midge Ure Vintage Signature guitar – the V100MU. Daniel Gumble caught up with the Ultravox star and JHS guitar expert Trev ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 11th 2014 at 9:00AM

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Denmark St developer responds to Tin Pan Alley preservation petition

Denmark St developer responds to Tin Pan Alley preservation petition

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Consolidated Developments, the firm behind the much publicised redevelopment of Denmark Street, has issued a statement outlining its commitment to “preserving and enhancing the musical heritage of Tin Pan Alley.”

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 10th 2014 at 3:54PM
Retail Advisory Board: A look at the benefits of in-store events

Retail Advisory Board: A look at the benefits of in-store events

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This month, we ask our retail advisory board: Are in-store events a good way to drum up custom and drive new business? What works and what doesn’t? 

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 10th 2014 at 10:31AM
Yamaha taking TransAcoustic piano on UK tour

Yamaha taking TransAcoustic piano on UK tour

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Yamaha will be introducing musicians to its new line of TransAcoustic pianos over three special events later this month.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 10th 2014 at 9:56AM
D'Addario bolsters sales force

D'Addario bolsters sales force

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In a move to strengthen its growing team, D’Addario has appointed John Oates as its new sales representative for the southwest and midlands.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 10th 2014 at 9:34AM

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ANALYSIS: Fight the cuts

ANALYSIS: Fight the cuts

NEWS

MIRC has become an important front in the battle for music education in this country, with two contrasting campaigns set to meet at the event…

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Jun 9th 2014 at 11:14AM
JHS Event kicks off

JHS Event kicks off

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JHS opened its doors to dealers on Sunday for its annual three-day retail and live music event.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Jun 9th 2014 at 10:44AM
Glenn Derges

Glenn Derges

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Industry veteran, Glenn Derges, has died aged 60 at his home in Norfolk.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Jun 9th 2014 at 10:13AM
Yamaha overhauls dealer terms

Yamaha overhauls dealer terms

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Yamaha is about to roll-out its first new pan-European dealer agreement for more than 17 years. 

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Jun 9th 2014 at 9:41AM

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COLIN REES: Return fire

COLIN REES: Return fire

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There are still a number of major advantages stores have over online, says sales expert, Colin Rees...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 6th 2014 at 11:43AM
JHS to reveal new pro audio products at 2014 Event

JHS to reveal new pro audio products at 2014 Event

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JHS is promising a raft of new pro audio products at the upcoming Event.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 6th 2014 at 11:38AM
TOP TEN: This week's most read stories

TOP TEN: This week's most read stories

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The announcement that Dawsons has closed its Stockport store takes the top spot on this week’s rundown.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 6th 2014 at 10:11AM
MIRC 2014: Rosetti bringing new and existing brands

MIRC 2014: Rosetti bringing new and existing brands

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Rosetti is bringing all of its new brands at this year’s MIRC, along with a raft of existing products.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 5th 2014 at 11:27AM

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Fender flexes legal muscles in Danish dealer dispute

Fender flexes legal muscles in Danish dealer dispute

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Fender has emerged victorious from a legal dispute with Danish retailer Musik Bixen for infringing on its intellectual property.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 5th 2014 at 10:31AM
Just days left to stop music cuts

Just days left to stop music cuts

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We are now entering a critical period for the Protect Music Education campaign.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Jun 4th 2014 at 3:17PM
JHS Event 2014 kicks off this weekend

JHS Event 2014 kicks off this weekend

NEWS

This weekend sees the annual JHS Event get underway, in what looks set to be its biggest outing to date.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 4th 2014 at 2:15PM
SECRET DEALER: The tricky subject of charity shops

SECRET DEALER: The tricky subject of charity shops

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Our counter puncher ponders the conundrum of charity shops…

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 4th 2014 at 11:26AM
Musicroom reports five per cent Q1 sales increase

Musicroom reports five per cent Q1 sales increase

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Musicroom has revealed its Q1 sales figures, showing an overall increase of five per cent across its bricks and mortar stores.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 4th 2014 at 11:04AM
MIRC 2014: Hama showcasing selection of MI and audio products

MIRC 2014: Hama showcasing selection of MI and audio products

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First-time MIRC exhibitor, Hama, will display a selection of products from across its MI and audio portfolio at the show.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 4th 2014 at 10:39AM
MIRC 2014: Two weeks to go

MIRC 2014: Two weeks to go

NEWS

There are now just two weeks to go, but there is still time for dealers to sign up for this year's MIRC conference and expo.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Jun 3rd 2014 at 5:15PM
COMMENT: Gearing up for MIRC

COMMENT: Gearing up for MIRC

NEWS

MIRC 2014 is almost upon us, and one of the things that has struck me most this year is the sheer variety of products heading for this month’s show.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 3rd 2014 at 11:30AM
Rock the House 2014 winners celebrate with Yamaha

Rock the House 2014 winners celebrate with Yamaha

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A capacity audience turned out for last week’s Rock the House under-19s finals, which saw Yamaha provide the prizes for the winning performers.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 3rd 2014 at 11:10AM