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Top 10 stories of the week: Mark Abrahams joins Tokai artist roster, Kitty Lux dies at 59, Blackstar merger

Top 10 stories of the week: Mark Abrahams joins Tokai artist roster, Kitty Lux dies at 59, Blackstar merger

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The biggest story on MI Pro this week was that news that Mark Abrahams from the Wishbone Ash has joined Tokai’s artist roster.

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 28th 2017 at 10:19AM
Best new jobs in the music industry: Shure Distribution, Native Instruments, Gear4music

Best new jobs in the music industry: Shure Distribution, Native Instruments, Gear4music

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Looking for a new job in the music industry? Check out the latest vacancies on the MI Pro jobs board.

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 27th 2017 at 4:05PM
WATCH: Film composer Alexandre Desplat on using the Arturia MatrixBrute to score new sci-fi film Valerian

WATCH: Film composer Alexandre Desplat on using the Arturia MatrixBrute to score new sci-fi film Valerian

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Arturia has unveiled a short documentary giving a rare insight into multi-award winning composer Alexandre Desplat’s creative process.

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 27th 2017 at 3:08PM
NAMM launches Music History podcast

NAMM launches Music History podcast

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NAMM has announced a new podcast called “The Music History Project.” It will be led by the NAMM Oral History Resource Center and feature music product innovators, creators, influential music ...

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 27th 2017 at 11:59AM

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Shergold Guitars to give away Masquerader re-launched model

Shergold Guitars to give away Masquerader re-launched model

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Shergold Guitars has announced a partnership with The Guitar Magazine (formerly Guitar & Bass Magazine) to give away a re-launched Masquerader guitar.

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 27th 2017 at 11:29AM
REVIEW: Gothic Instruments - Dronar Live Strings module

REVIEW: Gothic Instruments - Dronar Live Strings module

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Gothic Instruments is well known for its virtual instrument modules that help musicians and sound designers create interesting and complex soundscapes.

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 27th 2017 at 11:01AM
Abbey Road Battle of the Bands finalists revealed

Abbey Road Battle of the Bands finalists revealed

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Abbey Road has revealed the five finalists for its Battle of the Bands competition, which it the studio is running in association with UK newspaper Metro.

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 26th 2017 at 4:04PM
Andy Gangadeen, Joe Donovan and Jeremy Stacey added to DrummerNight lineup

Andy Gangadeen, Joe Donovan and Jeremy Stacey added to DrummerNight lineup

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Remo has announced three more performers for DrummerNight – a benefit show in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust. 

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 26th 2017 at 2:19PM

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Kitty Lux: Co-founder of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain dies aged 59

Kitty Lux: Co-founder of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain dies aged 59

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The co-founder of The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain (UOGB), Kitty Lux, has sadly passed away at the age of 59.

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 26th 2017 at 10:58AM
Carl Allen joins Vater artist roster

Carl Allen joins Vater artist roster

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With over 200 recordings to his credit, drummer Carl Allen has become a latest member of Vater’s artist roster.

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 25th 2017 at 4:47PM
Shure wins GPA's Vendor Excellent award

Shure wins GPA's Vendor Excellent award

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Shure has again been recognised by the Global Presence Alliance (GPA) as a recipient of the 2017 Vendor Excellence Award.

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 25th 2017 at 2:33PM
Why retailers cannot afford to ignore the impact of mobile devices

Why retailers cannot afford to ignore the impact of mobile devices

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Retailers are being urged to revamp their shopping experience as mobile commerce now accounts for 36% of UK online retail sales.

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 25th 2017 at 12:00PM

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Blackstar merges with Gordon Smith and Auden to continue to grow all three British brands

Blackstar merges with Gordon Smith and Auden to continue to grow all three British brands

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Blackstar Amplification has announced that it will be merging with guitar brand Gordon Smith and acoustic instrument maker Auden.

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 25th 2017 at 11:09AM
Street piano project extends to more cities around the globe

Street piano project extends to more cities around the globe

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You may have seen various pianos set up in London train stations, New York streets and Parisian parks over the years. These are all part of the ‘Play Me, I’m ...

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 24th 2017 at 5:01PM
Professional Audio Ltd becomes official K-array dealer for Ireland

Professional Audio Ltd becomes official K-array dealer for Ireland

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K-array's UK distributor 2B Heard has named Professional Audio Ltd (PAL) as its official dealer for Ireland.

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 24th 2017 at 4:02PM