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Top 10 stories of the week: Gorillaz solar powered studio, Roland digital percussion pads, Sgt Pepper 50th anniversary

Top 10 stories of the week: Gorillaz solar powered studio, Roland digital percussion pads, Sgt Pepper 50th anniversary

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This biggest story on MI Pro this week was the news that Gorillaz has teamed up with energy provider E.ON to create a solar powered music studio.

Laura  Barnes
on Jun 2nd 2017 at 9:57AM
Musicians to celebrate the accordion throughout June

Musicians to celebrate the accordion throughout June

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It’s the beginning of June, which means summer is almost here, Wimbledon is about to take over day-time TV, and the accordion gets some special attention.

Laura  Barnes
on Jun 1st 2017 at 3:04PM
Shure to showcase Axient Digital wireless system at ABTT Theatre Show

Shure to showcase Axient Digital wireless system at ABTT Theatre Show

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Shure UK will be exhibiting at this year's ABTT Theatre Show, which takes place at London's Alexandra Palace on June 6th and 7th.

Laura  Barnes
on Jun 1st 2017 at 2:28PM
Bass Gear's Phil Nixon launches MusicBiz Marketing

Bass Gear's Phil Nixon launches MusicBiz Marketing

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Phil Nixon, the original founder of specialist retailer Bass Gear Ltd has announced the launch of a new freelance marketing consultancy called MusicBiz Marketing.

Laura  Barnes
on Jun 1st 2017 at 1:41PM

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Crowdfunding Corner: ACPD Drum Kit, LightLead, Toneroll, SoundBridge

Crowdfunding Corner: ACPD Drum Kit, LightLead, Toneroll, SoundBridge

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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
on Jun 1st 2017 at 10:32AM
These are the most-played tracks from The Beatles' Sgt Pepper

These are the most-played tracks from The Beatles' Sgt Pepper

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June 1st marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ iconic album Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Laura  Barnes
on May 31st 2017 at 4:31PM
Two new competitions for Korg Gadget/Allihoopa and microKORG's 15th anniversary

Two new competitions for Korg Gadget/Allihoopa and microKORG's 15th anniversary

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Korg has unveiled the details of not one, but two new competitions that will give musicians the chance to win an array of MI gear and merchandise.

Laura  Barnes
on May 31st 2017 at 3:46PM
Pearl announces new leaders for European team

Pearl announces new leaders for European team

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Pearl has announced changes to its European team, with senior European marketing manager Sho Inatomi returning to Pearl Headquarters in Japan.

Laura  Barnes
on May 31st 2017 at 2:59PM

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MU vows to continue campaigning for music venue protection as Edinburgh's Studio 24 closes

MU vows to continue campaigning for music venue protection as Edinburgh's Studio 24 closes

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One of Edinburgh’s best-known alternative music venues, Studio 24, has closed its doors after 25 years.

Laura  Barnes
on May 31st 2017 at 2:04PM
CloudBounce now lets anyone send their tracks to Abbey Road to be professionally mastered

CloudBounce now lets anyone send their tracks to Abbey Road to be professionally mastered

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Finnish tech start-up CloudBounce has announced that it will now offer Abbey Road Studios’ mastering services as an integrated option alongside its own automated mastering service.

Laura  Barnes
on May 31st 2017 at 11:38AM
What do musicians want from the new parliament?

What do musicians want from the new parliament?

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The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) has released its manifesto for musicians ahead of June’s general election.

Laura  Barnes
on May 30th 2017 at 4:31PM
Helena Djurkovic named Chief Executive of Educational Recording Agency

Helena Djurkovic named Chief Executive of Educational Recording Agency

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Helena Djurkovic has been appointed as the new chief executive of the not-for-profit licensing agency Educational Recording Agency (ERA).

Laura  Barnes
on May 30th 2017 at 3:39PM

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40% of the global population to use online retail services by 2021

40% of the global population to use online retail services by 2021

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Users of digital commerce services will reach 3 billion by 2021, or 40% of the global population, forecasts Juniper Research.

Laura  Barnes
on May 30th 2017 at 2:54PM
UK Music needs your help to assess the 'health of the music sector'

UK Music needs your help to assess the 'health of the music sector'

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UK Music has launched its 2017 Industry Surveys to gather feedback from those working in the British music sector.

Laura  Barnes
on May 30th 2017 at 11:56AM
Gregg Allman: Musicians pay tribute to legendary singer-songwriter

Gregg Allman: Musicians pay tribute to legendary singer-songwriter

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Gregg Allman, co-founder of The Allman Brothers Band, died at the age of 69 on Saturday (27th May).

Laura  Barnes
on May 30th 2017 at 11:16AM