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THE SALES MAN: The perfect shop

THE SALES MAN: The perfect shop

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I am often asked by owners when visiting bike shops for sales training sessions, ‘what’s your perfect shop?’. 

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Oct 10th 2014 at 11:09AM
FEATURE: Licensing and MI

FEATURE: Licensing and MI

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Only a handful MI brands carry the weight or heritage to license their brands, but the potential is there. Samantha Loveday, editor of marketing leading trade site, Licensing.biz explains more…

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Oct 10th 2014 at 10:59AM
TOP TEN: This week's most read stories

TOP TEN: This week's most read stories

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With a major show opening in China and a major departure here in the UK, we look at the top ten stories from this week.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Oct 10th 2014 at 10:16AM
Swansea store closing down

Swansea store closing down

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Rowlands music shop in Swansea is closing down after nearly 50 years in the city.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Oct 10th 2014 at 9:55AM

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Further investment for new keyboard idea

Further investment for new keyboard idea

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ROLI, developer and producer of quirky keyboard the Seaboard Grand, has secured further funding of $3.7m (£2.3m).

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Oct 9th 2014 at 10:17AM
MUSIC CHINA 2014: Hartke and Samson debut new lines in Shanghai

MUSIC CHINA 2014: Hartke and Samson debut new lines in Shanghai

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Hartke and Samson have lifted the lid on a range of new products at the Music China 2014 show in Shanghai.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Oct 9th 2014 at 5:02AM
MUSIC CHINA 2014: Marshall announces first clinic tour of China

MUSIC CHINA 2014: Marshall announces first clinic tour of China

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Marshall has announced its first clinic tour of China, in conjunction with Lag Guitars and Eden Bass Amplification

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Oct 8th 2014 at 9:05AM
MUSIC CHINA 2014: Shanghai show gets underway

MUSIC CHINA 2014: Shanghai show gets underway

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The annual Music China expo is now open for what is set to be its largest outing to date.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Oct 8th 2014 at 4:15AM

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Orange Amps boss departs

Orange Amps boss departs

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Damon Waller has left Orange after more than ten years in charge of the resurgent British amp brand. 

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Oct 7th 2014 at 4:17PM
MUSIC CHINA 2014: Carlsbro and Studiomaster ready new products

MUSIC CHINA 2014: Carlsbro and Studiomaster ready new products

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Carlsbro and Studiomaster will be lifted the lid on a number of new products at Music China 2014.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Oct 7th 2014 at 12:51PM
RETAIL FORUM: Guitar starter packs

RETAIL FORUM: Guitar starter packs

NEWS

They're a great entry point for customers, but how do retailers view pre-packed guitar starter packs?

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Oct 7th 2014 at 9:30AM
New electronic sheet music reader launching

New electronic sheet music reader launching

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An engineering graduate has launched the first purpose-built portable music sheet reader.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Oct 7th 2014 at 9:02AM

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MYSTERY SHOPPER: London

MYSTERY SHOPPER: London

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Our mystery shopper takes to the city of London to find out what the capital has to offer besides Denmark Street…

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Oct 6th 2014 at 2:36PM
RETAIL ADVISORY BOARD: Out of town stores

RETAIL ADVISORY BOARD: Out of town stores

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This month we asked the board: "Are out of town retail park units a better prospect than a good high street location?"

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Oct 6th 2014 at 10:27AM
Cordoba expands with sales hire

Cordoba expands with sales hire

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Cordoba Music Group has recruited Scott Thompson as vice president of sales.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Oct 6th 2014 at 10:21AM
Yamaha specialist hits the road

Yamaha specialist hits the road

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Yamaha product specialist Dom Sigalas will be hosting a series of music production sessions at music stores in the next few months.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Oct 6th 2014 at 10:08AM

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FEATURE: Marshall's new era

FEATURE: Marshall's new era

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At long last, Marshall seems to be finding renewed impetus and focus, realigning its sales and marketing.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Oct 6th 2014 at 9:57AM
GEOFF PIPE: Telling it like it is

GEOFF PIPE: Telling it like it is

NEWS

What this man doesn’t know about MI retail...is probably the result of him not paying attention at the time...

on Oct 3rd 2014 at 11:39AM
MIA Business Conference reports successful second outing

MIA Business Conference reports successful second outing

NEWS

The MIA held its second annual Business Conference this week, bringing together suppliers and dealers for a programme of expert speakers, training sessions and networking opportunities.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Oct 3rd 2014 at 11:34AM
TOP TEN: This week's most read stories

TOP TEN: This week's most read stories

NEWS

As another week draws to a close, we count down the biggest MI stories from the past seven days.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Oct 3rd 2014 at 10:27AM
NAMM 2015 registration now open

NAMM 2015 registration now open

NEWS

Registration for the 2015 NAMM show is now open for NAMM members.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Oct 3rd 2014 at 9:55AM
New guitar and bass sleeves from Mono

New guitar and bass sleeves from Mono

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Mono has introduced new guitar and bass sleeve cases to its collection of professional luggage accessories.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Oct 2nd 2014 at 11:04AM
Major shake-up for JHS's Vintage Plus dealership structure

Major shake-up for JHS's Vintage Plus dealership structure

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JHS has comprehensively overhauled its Vintage Plus dealership structure, and will begin discussing the opportunity to sign or re-sign from now until the new year.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Oct 2nd 2014 at 10:32AM
Three new compact mixers from Mackie

Three new compact mixers from Mackie

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Mackie has launched three new compact mixer models, all at low end prices.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Oct 2nd 2014 at 10:14AM
Polar Audio adds MIPRO to distribution line-up

Polar Audio adds MIPRO to distribution line-up

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Polar Audio has taken on exclusive distribution for MIPRO in the UK.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Oct 2nd 2014 at 9:58AM