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INTERVIEW: 'Musikmesse focus remains unequivocally on trade visitors'

INTERVIEW: 'Musikmesse focus remains unequivocally on trade visitors'

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2016 looks set to be a landmark year for the annual Musikmesse show. Having announced its ‘new concept’ in 2015, this year’s outing will see a number of ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 15th 2016 at 10:24AM
Seeking a new challenge in the MI industry? Check out our jobs board

Seeking a new challenge in the MI industry? Check out our jobs board

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Seeking a new challenge for the year ahead? Why not check out the MI Pro jobs board for the very latest opportunities in the music industry.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 15th 2016 at 7:23AM
VIDEO: Celebrate Valentine's Day with musical Macca emojis

VIDEO: Celebrate Valentine's Day with musical Macca emojis

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Long-distance lovers will be able to make a musical connection over Skype this Valentine’s Day with a series of ‘audio emojis’ featuring music specially composed by Sir Paul McCartney.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 12th 2016 at 11:33AM
Entire Edinburgh Piano Company stock up for auction this weekend

Entire Edinburgh Piano Company stock up for auction this weekend

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The Edinburgh Piano Company is holding a one-off showroom clearance auction this weekend, after owner James Cameron announced his retirement.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 12th 2016 at 10:29AM

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TOP 10: This week's biggest stories

TOP 10: This week's biggest stories

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Our interview with British Drum Company founders Keith Keough, Al Murray and Ian Matthews tops this week’s list.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 12th 2016 at 9:31AM
Korg announces Learn to Play Day Milton Keynes event

Korg announces Learn to Play Day Milton Keynes event

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Korg will be hosting a Learn to Play Day event at the Xscape retail and entertainment complex in Milton Keynes on Saturday, March 12th.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 11th 2016 at 2:48PM
Sakae artists hit the road with UK drum clinics

Sakae artists hit the road with UK drum clinics

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Sakae Drums and SVM (Soar Valley Music) Percussion are presenting a series of in-store clinic across the UK, featuring Sakae artists Jonathan Joseph and Frankie Tontoh.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 11th 2016 at 11:42AM
Music Venue Trust reveals Venues Day 2016 details

Music Venue Trust reveals Venues Day 2016 details

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The Music Venue Trust has announced details of Venues Day 2016 – an annual event aimed at raising awareness of the precarious position of small, independent UK venues.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 11th 2016 at 11:20AM

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NAMM Showstoppers: Engl's first ever FX products

NAMM Showstoppers: Engl's first ever FX products

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German amplifier manufacturer Engl made its first foray into the guitar effects market with the launch of a selection of pedals and effects boards at last month’s NAMM show.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 11th 2016 at 10:37AM
INTERVIEW: British Drum Company

INTERVIEW: British Drum Company

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Keith Keough, Al Murray and Ian Matthews sit down with MI Pro editor, Daniel Gumble, as they outline their vision for the British Drum Company…

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 10th 2016 at 4:17PM
Arturia reveals MatrixBrute pricing and ETA

Arturia reveals MatrixBrute pricing and ETA

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Arturia has revealed UK pricing and shipping details of its new MatrixBrute analogue synthesizer.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 10th 2016 at 11:26AM
Octave Music celebrates 30th anniversary with giveaways and promos

Octave Music celebrates 30th anniversary with giveaways and promos

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Dunstable-based MI retailer Octave Music is celebrating its 30th anniversary this month and, to mark the occasion, the store will be running a series of giveaways and promotions throughout February.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 9th 2016 at 10:24AM

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Headstock Distribution named exclusive distributor for Tru Tuner

Headstock Distribution named exclusive distributor for Tru Tuner

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Headstock Distribution has been appointed as the exclusive distributor for Tru Tuner in the UK and Ireland.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 8th 2016 at 4:36PM
Sound Technology backs Learn to Play Day with trade offers

Sound Technology backs Learn to Play Day with trade offers

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Sound Technology is backing this year’s National Learn to Play Day with a number of special trade offers across its Ashton and Washburn product ranges.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 8th 2016 at 3:41PM
Bigfoot Engineering launches new Geek's Corner blog for guitarists

Bigfoot Engineering launches new Geek's Corner blog for guitarists

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Boutique pedal manufacturer Bigfoot Engineering has announced a new blog for guitarists called Geek’s Corner, offering video lessons and tips on how to get the most out of your gear.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 8th 2016 at 10:44AM
VIDEO: Jamie Cullum gets behind Learn to Play Day

VIDEO: Jamie Cullum gets behind Learn to Play Day

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UK jazz star, Jamie Cullum, has pledged his support to this year’s National Learn to Play Day with a short video clip describing some of the many benefits that come ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 8th 2016 at 9:20AM

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WATCH: The Hateful Eight mistakenly destroy 145-year old Martin guitar

WATCH: The Hateful Eight mistakenly destroy 145-year old Martin guitar

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The Martin Guitar Museum was left fuming after a 145-year old instrument was destroyed by Kurt Russell during the making of Quentin Tarantino’s latest film The Hateful Eight, with ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 8th 2016 at 9:15AM
AIF partners with BIMM for new events programme

AIF partners with BIMM for new events programme

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The AIF (Association of Independent Festivals) has teamed up with BIMM to announce Future Festivals, a new programme of conference events to be held at BIMM campuses in Brighton and ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 8th 2016 at 8:11AM
North East Guitar Show takes place next month

North East Guitar Show takes place next month

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The North East Guitar Show returns to the Rainton Meadows Arena in Houghton-le-Spring DH4 5PH on Sunday, March 13th from 10am to 4pm.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 5th 2016 at 11:39AM
TOP 10: This week's biggest stories

TOP 10: This week's biggest stories

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A guest piece from Symphony Music’s Dave Bamford on why the loss of Drumwright serves as a wake up call to the entire industry tops this week’s chart.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 5th 2016 at 10:59AM
LD Systems CURV 500 among AMI's Gear of the Year; ISE giveaway launch

LD Systems CURV 500 among AMI's Gear of the Year; ISE giveaway launch

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MI Pro sister title Audio Media International has listed LD Systems’s new CURV 500 PA system among its Gear of the Year 2015 rundown.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 5th 2016 at 10:27AM
Premier nabs Fun Lovin' Criminal

Premier nabs Fun Lovin' Criminal

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Premier has added Fun Lovin’ Criminals drummer Frank Benbini to its artist line-up.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 4th 2016 at 11:37AM
VIDEO: Swimming pool transformed into giant musical instrument

VIDEO: Swimming pool transformed into giant musical instrument

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An empty swimming pool in Glasgow has been transformed into a giant musical instrument by a couple of artists working under the name CØV.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 4th 2016 at 11:01AM
Open To Question: Paul McManus, MIA

Open To Question: Paul McManus, MIA

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MI Pro is lining up an interview with the MIA’s chief executive Paul McManus. But it’s an interview with a difference – you, the MI Pro readers will be asking ...

on Feb 4th 2016 at 8:06AM
NAMM Showstoppers: PreSonus and Arturia

NAMM Showstoppers: PreSonus and Arturia

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PreSonus and Arturia continued to grow their respective product ranges at NAMM 2016, releasing a range of interfaces, mixers, speakers and synthesisers, all of which will be good news for ...

on Feb 3rd 2016 at 11:23AM