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INTERVIEW: Skunk Anansie drummer Mark Richardson on being a part of UK indie history and the importance of being nice

INTERVIEW: Skunk Anansie drummer Mark Richardson on being a part of UK indie history and the importance of being nice

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MI Pro editor Laura Barnes caught up with Skunk Anansie’s drummer Mark Richardson after his recent masterclass at ACM’s Guildford campus to chat about his musical career…

Laura  Barnes
on Sep 7th 2017 at 11:13AM
Musicians to record Jimi Hendrix 75th birthday album to celebrate the iconic guitarist and highlight 'ultra-hi-res' music

Musicians to record Jimi Hendrix 75th birthday album to celebrate the iconic guitarist and highlight 'ultra-hi-res' music

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InterDA Music and Music Heritage Lab have announced their plans for an ultra-high-resolution album to celebrate Jimi Hendrix’s 75th birthday anniversary on 27th of November 2017.

Laura  Barnes
on Sep 6th 2017 at 2:08PM
Bitwig launches 'Back to the Studio' promotion

Bitwig launches 'Back to the Studio' promotion

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Music software maker Bitwig has launched a new promotion offering users a free plug-in from u-he.

Laura  Barnes
on Sep 6th 2017 at 12:57PM
Industry raises over £10,000 for US athlete

Industry raises over £10,000 for US athlete

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Members of the MI industry recently organised two charity dinners to raise money for US athlete Jillion Potter.

Laura  Barnes
on Sep 6th 2017 at 11:10AM

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OPINION: The digital revolution streams ahead, but are performers getting paid properly?

OPINION: The digital revolution streams ahead, but are performers getting paid properly?

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Despite worries that the rise of streaming services would ruin the music industry, new reports suggest that the digital revolution has actually boosted revenue.

Laura  Barnes
on Sep 6th 2017 at 10:25AM
Gear4music sees strong revenue growth thanks to rocketing international sales

Gear4music sees strong revenue growth thanks to rocketing international sales

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Retailer Gear4music has released its trading update for the six months to 31 August 2017, reporting that its total half-year sales increased by 44%.

Laura  Barnes
on Sep 5th 2017 at 3:11PM
ABRSM appoints Tony Hales as new Chairperson

ABRSM appoints Tony Hales as new Chairperson

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Tony Hales CBE, Chair of the Greenwich Foundation and a board member of the Welsh National Opera, has been appointed as the new Chair of ABRSM (the Associated Board of ...

Laura  Barnes
on Sep 5th 2017 at 12:45PM
Should the MI industry bother with Bitcoin?

Should the MI industry bother with Bitcoin?

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Cryptocurrency has been around for some time now, and while it’s not the easiest subject to get your head around, it certainly provides a fascinating glimpse into what the future ...

Laura  Barnes
on Sep 5th 2017 at 11:44AM

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WATCH: Game of Thrones stars play Furch guitar in viral video

WATCH: Game of Thrones stars play Furch guitar in viral video

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Game of Thrones stars Rory McCann and Kristofer Hivju, better known as The Hound and Tormund, have been caught letting off some steam after a long day of shooting the ...

Laura  Barnes
on Sep 5th 2017 at 10:12AM
Cato Music celebrates 16 years in the business

Cato Music celebrates 16 years in the business

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The music industry’s only full-service tour production company, Cato Music, recently celebrated its 16th anniversary.

Laura  Barnes
on Sep 4th 2017 at 3:51PM
Barnes & Mullins releases 2017-18 trade catalogue

Barnes & Mullins releases 2017-18 trade catalogue

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Barnes & Mullins has unveiled its new 2017-18 trade catalogue.

Laura  Barnes
on Sep 4th 2017 at 3:13PM
What to expect from Roland's 2017 September Festival

What to expect from Roland's 2017 September Festival

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Roland has announced details about its Future Redefined Festival, which takes place throughout September.

Laura  Barnes
on Sep 4th 2017 at 10:07AM

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Top 10 stories of the week: New Gear4music head office, Ashdown's Meters Music, Retailers' pricing struggle

Top 10 stories of the week: New Gear4music head office, Ashdown's Meters Music, Retailers' pricing struggle

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This week’s biggest story was the news that retailer Gear4music has bought a brand new 50,000 sq ft head office in York.

Laura  Barnes
on Sep 1st 2017 at 5:12PM
IN PICTURES: KORG's first ever UK dealer event

IN PICTURES: KORG's first ever UK dealer event

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This week saw KORG UK open its doors for all of its UK and Ireland dealers, given them not only a peek into the Milton Keynes office, but also a ...

Laura  Barnes
on Sep 1st 2017 at 11:56AM
Casio launches #casiopro to champion grass-roots music in the UK

Casio launches #casiopro to champion grass-roots music in the UK

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Casio Music has unveiled a new look and marketing strategy for its current stage piano and studio controller ranges to champion grass-roots music and highlight emerging UK artists.

Laura  Barnes
on Sep 1st 2017 at 11:00AM