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NAMM 2016: Avid and Focusrite in talks over strategic alliance

NAMM 2016: Avid and Focusrite in talks over strategic alliance

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Avid and Focusrite have announced that they are in ‘deep discussions’ over a new strategic partnership at NAMM 2016, although they have yet to disclose full details of the talks.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 22nd 2016 at 7:00PM
Peterborough Music to close after over 30 years in business

Peterborough Music to close after over 30 years in business

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MI retailer Peterborough Music has been forced to close after more than three decades in business.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 22nd 2016 at 2:59PM
NAMM 2016: 10 of the best from day one

NAMM 2016: 10 of the best from day one

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After a busy day of new product launches, MI Pro has rounded up ten of the biggest announcements from day one of NAMM 2016.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 22nd 2016 at 10:12AM
DrumWright goes into administration

DrumWright goes into administration

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Reading-based retailer DrumWright has been put into administration after almost 20 years in business.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 21st 2016 at 9:39AM

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NAMM 2016: Moog to showcase vintage synths and rare prototypes

NAMM 2016: Moog to showcase vintage synths and rare prototypes

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The Bob Moog Foundation will be presenting a selection of vintage modular synths and rare prototypes at NAMM 2016.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 20th 2016 at 3:59PM
Guitar Center in alleged arbitration dispute with employees

Guitar Center in alleged arbitration dispute with employees

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US retail giant, Guitar Center, is alleged to have coerced its staff into signing a mandatory arbitration agreement or risk forfeiting their jobs, MMR has reported.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 20th 2016 at 10:43AM
NAMM 2016: Keep abreast of all the latest news and developments

NAMM 2016: Keep abreast of all the latest news and developments

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Be sure to keep abreast of all the latest news, launches and developments from LA with our dedicated NAMM 2016 tab.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 20th 2016 at 10:12AM
New Musikmesse Festival to take place across Frankfurt at 2016 show

New Musikmesse Festival to take place across Frankfurt at 2016 show

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Messe Frankfurt has revealed details of the first ever Musikmesse Festival, which will take place at this year’s show.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 19th 2016 at 11:32AM

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NAMM 2016: Red Witch launches retail staff training programme

NAMM 2016: Red Witch launches retail staff training programme

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New Zealand-based analogue pedal manufacturer Red Witch has announced an industry-first guitar and bass floor effects training programme for retail staff.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 19th 2016 at 11:03AM
5 things we've learned about the UK's boutique pedal market

5 things we've learned about the UK's boutique pedal market

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In our recent Boutique Week special, MI Pro spoke to a number of UK dealers and manufacturers from the boutique FX pedal market to shed a little light on how ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 18th 2016 at 3:03PM
Fender and RGT reveal Learn to Play Day plans

Fender and RGT reveal Learn to Play Day plans

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Fender and the RGT (Registry of Guitar Tutors) will once again be supporting National Learn to Play Day, offering free music lessons at the Intu Trafford Centre in Manchester on ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 18th 2016 at 11:56AM
COUNTDOWN TO NAMM 2016: What we know so far

COUNTDOWN TO NAMM 2016: What we know so far

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With NAMM 2016 almost upon, MI Pro presents an overview of what we know so far and what you can expect from the next few days in LA.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 18th 2016 at 11:06AM

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VIDEO: A sneak peek at Yamaha's new Recording Custom Series drums

VIDEO: A sneak peek at Yamaha's new Recording Custom Series drums

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Yamaha has offered a sneak peek at its new Recording Custom Series kits with a new teaser video featuring drummer Steve Gadd.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 18th 2016 at 6:47AM
NAMM 2016: Richie Ramone to appear at Volume & Tone stand

NAMM 2016: Richie Ramone to appear at Volume & Tone stand

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Legendary Ramones drummer, Richie Ramone, will be appearing at the Volume & Tone stand during NAMM 2016.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 18th 2016 at 6:26AM
TOP 10: This week's biggest stories

TOP 10: This week's biggest stories

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News that Yamaha is to present its new Recording Custom Drum Series at next week’s NAMM show tops this week’s chart.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 15th 2016 at 10:48AM
VIDEO: 56 days to go until Learn to Play Day

VIDEO: 56 days to go until Learn to Play Day

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With just 56 days to go until National Learn to Play Day, here’s a reminder of why YOUR shop should be getting involved.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 15th 2016 at 9:54AM

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KMC Music to distribute exclusive Manuel Rogriguez guitars in US

KMC Music to distribute exclusive Manuel Rogriguez guitars in US

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Spanish guitar manufacturer Manuel Rodriguez has appointed KMC Music to distribute exclusive models in the US.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 14th 2016 at 3:56PM
NAMM 2016: Top 10 survival tips

NAMM 2016: Top 10 survival tips

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Now that Christmas and New Year shenanigans are firmly out of the way, the MI industry can focus on the all important NAMM show, now only a week away and ...

on Jan 14th 2016 at 2:25PM
Ashdown appoints new marketing and artist relations exec

Ashdown appoints new marketing and artist relations exec

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Ashdown has bolstered its team with the appointment of David Bell as its new marketing and artist relations executive.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 14th 2016 at 12:48PM
Ashdown's distribution dozen

Ashdown's distribution dozen

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British amp manufacturer Ashdown has announced 12 new international distributors for 2016.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 13th 2016 at 3:35PM
NAMM 2016: Billy Sheehan and Doug Wimbish to appear with Rotosound

NAMM 2016: Billy Sheehan and Doug Wimbish to appear with Rotosound

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Acclaimed bass players Billy Sheehan and Doug Wimbish will appear together at the Rotosound stand during next week’s show.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 13th 2016 at 2:53PM
PRS Guitars revives Guitar of the Month programme

PRS Guitars revives Guitar of the Month programme

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PRS Guitars is reintroducing its Guitar of the Month programme as part of its Private Stock 20th anniversary celebreations.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 13th 2016 at 11:36AM
Adam Hall partners with Audinate

Adam Hall partners with Audinate

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Adam Hall has entered into a new partnership with Audinate, which will see the Australian firm’s Dante (Digital Audio Network through Ethernet) solution integrated into all newly developed Adam Hall ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 13th 2016 at 10:07AM
Freshman confirms three international export agreements

Freshman confirms three international export agreements

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Freshman Guitars has announced three new international distribution deals.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 12th 2016 at 2:58PM
NAMM 2016: CandoMusos to outline global vision for disabled musicians

NAMM 2016: CandoMusos to outline global vision for disabled musicians

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CandoMusos, a global organisation formed to promote and support disabled musicians, will be outlining its vision for 2016 at next week’s NAMM show.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 12th 2016 at 10:11AM