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Ed Sheeran collaborates with Martin Guitar

Ed Sheeran collaborates with Martin Guitar

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Ed Sheeran and Martin & Co. are teaming up for the second time to create the Ed Sheeran X Signature guitar.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 18th 2015 at 9:58AM
Gibson guitar stolen from Northcote Music

Gibson guitar stolen from Northcote Music

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A Gibson Les Paul Gold Top Deluxe has been stolen from Northcote Music in Battersea.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 18th 2015 at 9:58AM
Tesco gets behind Learn to Play Day 2015

Tesco gets behind Learn to Play Day 2015

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Supermarket giant Tesco has thrown its weight behind National Learn to Play Day by confirming that it will be featured in the March edition of Tesco magazine, the MIA has ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 17th 2015 at 2:34PM
Francesco Tristano joins Yamaha

Francesco Tristano joins Yamaha

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Musician and composer Francesco Tristano has been named as the latest artist to receive the official Yamaha artist status.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 17th 2015 at 10:35AM

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INTERVIEW: Mark Ellis Nineboys

INTERVIEW: Mark Ellis Nineboys

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Up and coming British guitar brand, Nineboys, is making a unique niche for itself with its high-margin range of guitars, cigar boxes and diddley bows. Ronnie Dungan fired a few ...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 17th 2015 at 9:43AM
Neil Hauser

Neil Hauser

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Neil Hauser, the first managing director of UK mixing desk manufacturer Allen & Heath, has passed away at the age of 87.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 16th 2015 at 4:10PM
Muriel Wiltshire

Muriel Wiltshire

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Muriel Wiltshire, one of the founding members of HHB Communications, has passed away.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 16th 2015 at 2:52PM
Fender sells KMC Music to JAM Industries

Fender sells KMC Music to JAM Industries

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Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) has completed an asset sale of the KMC wholesale distribution business, including the trade name B&J Music, and a selection of proprietary brands to JAM ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 16th 2015 at 11:33AM

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MIRC 2015: Barnes & Mullins presenting Peavey

MIRC 2015: Barnes & Mullins presenting Peavey

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Barnes & Mullins will be presenting products from the Peavey range of amplification products at this year’s MIRC.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 16th 2015 at 9:59AM
RETAIL PROFILE: Music Bros., Shrewsbury

RETAIL PROFILE: Music Bros., Shrewsbury

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With a brand new website in the pipeline, Music Bros. is currently in the process of expanding its online offering. Ronnie Dungan paid a visit to find out more about ...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 13th 2015 at 11:32AM
Jason Roper leaves Marshall

Jason Roper leaves Marshall

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Jason Roper, Midlands Regional Sales Manager of Marshall Distribution UK, has left the company to further pursue his career.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 13th 2015 at 11:10AM
2015 D'Addario catalogues

2015 D'Addario catalogues

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Next week, D’Addario UK is shipping its 2015 D’Addario Dealer Catalogue to all UK customers.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 13th 2015 at 10:46AM

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TOP 10: This week's most read stories

TOP 10: This week's most read stories

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As another week comes to an end we check out the most popular stories of the past seven days.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 13th 2015 at 9:38AM
MIRC 2015: Free Veho Azuro sound bar for retailers

MIRC 2015: Free Veho Azuro sound bar for retailers

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Retailers attending this year’s MIRC will receive a free Veho Azuro 50W Bluetooth Soundbar, worth RRP £149.95.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 12th 2015 at 11:27AM
British Army recruits for part-time musician roles

British Army recruits for part-time musician roles

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The British Army has launched a new Army Reserve recruitment campaign offering unique volunteering opportunities for specialist reservist roles, such as being a musician in the Corps of Army Music.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 12th 2015 at 10:15AM
GHS launches anti-corrosion NitroPack

GHS launches anti-corrosion NitroPack

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GHS Strings has released the new NitroPack airtight, anti-corrosion packaging.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 11th 2015 at 4:55PM

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Musical History Tour: Ricci Hodgson

Musical History Tour: Ricci Hodgson

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Roll up, roll up to discover the musical chops of those in and around the industry. Dodgy experiments in jazz/punk fusion? Brief flirtations with the outer reaches of the chart? ...

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Feb 11th 2015 at 2:22PM
THE APPRENTICES: Tom Mear, Hartnoll's Guitar Centre

THE APPRENTICES: Tom Mear, Hartnoll's Guitar Centre

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This month our MIRTAS apprentice is Tom Mear, Hartnoll’s Guitar Centre…

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 11th 2015 at 11:01AM
COLIN REES: Silent salesman

COLIN REES: Silent salesman

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Colin Rees is a veteran sales trainer and business consultant with many decades’ worth of expertise in the bicycle retail sector.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 11th 2015 at 10:41AM
SECRET DEALER: Post-NAMM products

SECRET DEALER: Post-NAMM products

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And so January hits us like a cold spade in the face - racing along for the first week before slowing right down in anticipation of the Great Big Californian ...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 11th 2015 at 10:20AM
INTERVIEW: Aguilar president Dave Boonshoft and CEO Dave Avenius

INTERVIEW: Aguilar president Dave Boonshoft and CEO Dave Avenius

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While 2014 proved to be a challenging year for many, New York bass amp and effects manufacturer Aguilar reported the most successful year in its 20-year history. Ronnie Dungan made ...

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Feb 11th 2015 at 10:04AM
MIRC 2015: Yamaha including Line 6 confirmed as key partner

MIRC 2015: Yamaha including Line 6 confirmed as key partner

NEWS

Yamaha including Line 6 has been confirmed as a key partner for this year’s MIRC, which returns to Northampton’s Whittlebury Hall on Wednesday, June 17th.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 10th 2015 at 10:34AM
MYSTERY SHOPPER: Reading

MYSTERY SHOPPER: Reading

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This month our man of mystery pays a visit to Reading to check out its MI offering…

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 10th 2015 at 9:45AM
BIRKETTS: Negotiating the safe harbour of competition law

BIRKETTS: Negotiating the safe harbour of competition law

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In his second MI Pro column, partner at legal advice specialist Birketts Rafael Ruiz, continues his guide to the complexities of competition law. This month, he outlines the finer details ...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 10th 2015 at 9:41AM
MI PIONEERS: Bob Moog

MI PIONEERS: Bob Moog

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This month, our Pioneers focus shifts its gaze to the world of electro, as we take a look back at the career of synth pioneer Bob Moog…

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 9th 2015 at 11:27AM