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Urban Development secures £600k funding from Esmee Farbairn, PRS, BRIT Trust and more

Urban Development secures £600k funding from Esmee Farbairn, PRS, BRIT Trust and more

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Youth music organisation, talent incubator, educator and charity Urban Development has announced that it has secured nearly £600,000 in funding for 2017/18.

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 27th 2017 at 4:02PM
Abbey Road students treated to Moog workshop

Abbey Road students treated to Moog workshop

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Source Distribution recently conducted a Moog workshop for students undertaking the advanced diploma in music production and sound engineering at the prestigious Abbey Road Institute in London.

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 27th 2017 at 2:52PM
Camden Music Trust launches campaign to help more children learn musical instruments

Camden Music Trust launches campaign to help more children learn musical instruments

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London charity The Camden Music Trust has launched a badge-wearing campaign to help give more children access to musical instrument lessons.

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 27th 2017 at 2:06PM
Riverside Studios performance academy now open

Riverside Studios performance academy now open

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Riverside Studios opened its doors for the first time this weekend.

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 27th 2017 at 11:45AM

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Warwick Music Group wins Chinese patent dispute over world's first plastic trombone

Warwick Music Group wins Chinese patent dispute over world's first plastic trombone

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British MI maker Warwick Music Group successfully fought off a patent invalidation in China in a landmark ruling.

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 27th 2017 at 10:02AM
Drummer Kaz Rodriguez talks samples and triggers at ICMP

Drummer Kaz Rodriguez talks samples and triggers at ICMP

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The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP) recently hosted an exclusive masterclass with one of the most talked about drummers currently on the scene, Kaz Rodriguez. 

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 26th 2017 at 3:20PM
Musicians' Union's All About Piano community portal is now live

Musicians' Union's All About Piano community portal is now live

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Last month, we reported that the Musicians’ Union (MU) was planning to launch a new site called All About Piano, which would be an online community portal for pianists, teachers ...

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 26th 2017 at 1:10PM
OPINION: Why it's never too late to learn an instrument

OPINION: Why it's never too late to learn an instrument

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Freelance music and technology writer Jessica Walter tells her story of why she picked up the guitar for the first time in her 40s and how it helped her bond ...

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 24th 2017 at 11:15AM

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Top 10 stories of the week: Percussion Plus takeover, Article 50 'impacting retail', Bricks and mortar challenges

Top 10 stories of the week: Percussion Plus takeover, Article 50 'impacting retail', Bricks and mortar challenges

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The biggest story on MI Pro this week was the news that Frederick Hyde is acquiring Percussion Plus.

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 24th 2017 at 10:32AM
Music4Kidz project becomes 'Discover Music' for this year's Musikmesse show

Music4Kidz project becomes 'Discover Music' for this year's Musikmesse show

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As in previous years, Musikmesse 2017 will make an important contribution to getting children, young people and adults involved in playing a musical instrument.

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 23rd 2017 at 4:36PM
Submission period for NAMM's Top 100 Dealers Awards closes next week

Submission period for NAMM's Top 100 Dealers Awards closes next week

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You have until March 31st to enter your submission for NAMM’s 2017 Top 100 Dealer Awards.

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 23rd 2017 at 3:13PM
FBT co-founder Bruno Baldoni passes away

FBT co-founder Bruno Baldoni passes away

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Bruno Baldoni, co-founder of Italian PA specialist FBT, has sadly died.

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 23rd 2017 at 2:30PM

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PPL and PRS for Music join forces for search tool to increase revenue for musical works

PPL and PRS for Music join forces for search tool to increase revenue for musical works

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PPL and PRS for Music have piloted a first-of-its-kind initiative to link each other’s data sets, jointly creating a prototype search tool to improve identification of sound recordings and musical ...

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 23rd 2017 at 11:58AM
Here's how to get featured in our Musikmesse 2017 preview

Here's how to get featured in our Musikmesse 2017 preview

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If you’re an MI brand or manufacturer planning on launching or showcasing products at this year’s Musikmesse, we want to hear from you.

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 23rd 2017 at 10:41AM
Frederick Hyde completes Percussion Plus purchase

Frederick Hyde completes Percussion Plus purchase

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Frederick Hyde has confirmed that it has now completed the purchase of MI manufacturer Percussion Plus.

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 23rd 2017 at 9:51AM