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Mira Wolfel named head of Musikmesse's new Sales and Planning department

Mira Wolfel named head of Musikmesse's new Sales and Planning department

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Mira Wölfel has been appointed as head of the new Sales and Planning department of Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 8th 2016 at 2:15PM
D'Addario LIVE initiative continues with Bell Percussion and BIMM London events

D'Addario LIVE initiative continues with Bell Percussion and BIMM London events

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D’Addario recently hosted two back-to-back events in London as part of its ongoing D’Addario LIVE initiatives.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 8th 2016 at 10:16AM
Zildjian appoints new cymbals category manager and launches its own beer

Zildjian appoints new cymbals category manager and launches its own beer

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Victor Filonovich has been appointed as category manager for cymbals at Zildjian.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 7th 2016 at 12:21PM
INTERVIEW: Teleman on capturing spontaneity over perfection and why smaller festivals are so important

INTERVIEW: Teleman on capturing spontaneity over perfection and why smaller festivals are so important

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MI Pro caught up with British indie outfit Teleman at this year’s Standon Calling to find out how the four-piece drastically changed their approach to recording for new album Brilliant ...

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 5th 2016 at 11:17AM

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Yamaha unveils 2016 Piano Upgrade promotion

Yamaha unveils 2016 Piano Upgrade promotion

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Yamaha have announced details of its 2016 Piano Upgrade promotion, designed to drive new customers in-store.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 5th 2016 at 9:37AM
Hidersine 'proud to be represented' at this year's ESTA Summer School

Hidersine 'proud to be represented' at this year's ESTA Summer School

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The Hidersine Company has detailed its delight at attending this year’s European String Teachers Association (ESTA) Summer School.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 4th 2016 at 4:38PM
ABRSM launches new performance diploma

ABRSM launches new performance diploma

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ABRSM has strengthened its diploma offering with the addition of a new performance qualification.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 4th 2016 at 4:27PM
Anatomy of an Instrument: The Theremin

Anatomy of an Instrument: The Theremin

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Here’s everything you could possibly need to know about the Theremin – an electronic, spooky-sounding instrument that’s been fascinating the music world since 1920.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 4th 2016 at 11:31AM

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TuneCore partners with Ents24, HotVox and BandWagon Gigs to better support British musicians

TuneCore partners with Ents24, HotVox and BandWagon Gigs to better support British musicians

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TuneCore UK has partnered with three live music brands to provide a range of services to better support British artists.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 4th 2016 at 9:54AM
Musicians' Hearing Health Scheme launches

Musicians' Hearing Health Scheme launches

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Help Musicians UK has teamed up with the Musicians’ Union (MU) and Musicians Hearing Services to launch a new initiative.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 3rd 2016 at 3:14PM
Drumstick maker Van Howick launches in the UK

Drumstick maker Van Howick launches in the UK

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At just over two months old, Van Howick has launched in the UK this month, bringing an eye-catching range of drumsticks to the market.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 3rd 2016 at 10:08AM
INTERVIEW: How Magic Instruments 'reinvented the fretboard' to make the guitar more accessible

INTERVIEW: How Magic Instruments 'reinvented the fretboard' to make the guitar more accessible

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In one of our recent Crowdfunding Corner features, we highlighted the MI Guitar – a new type of instrument designed to get users playing songs instantly.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 2nd 2016 at 3:34PM

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REVIEW: Gothic Instruments' Sculptor Live Impacts Module

REVIEW: Gothic Instruments' Sculptor Live Impacts Module

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Gothic Instruments has released the Sculptor Live Impacts Module, its latest sound design tool for use with Kontakt.

by Robert Briden
on Aug 2nd 2016 at 11:25AM
Martin Guitar appoints Steve Harvey as new international marketing consultant

Martin Guitar appoints Steve Harvey as new international marketing consultant

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Former Acoustic editor in chief Steve Harvey has been announced as Martin Guitar’s new international marketing consultant for Europe.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 2nd 2016 at 10:43AM
Source Distribution relocates to new 10,000 sq. ft. London warehouse

Source Distribution relocates to new 10,000 sq. ft. London warehouse

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UK music tech and pro audio distributor Source Distribution has relocated to a new larger warehouse complex in Park Royal, London.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 2nd 2016 at 10:21AM
Zoom UK to distribute ZVEX pedals

Zoom UK to distribute ZVEX pedals

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Zoom UK has revealed that it has been appointed as the UK and Ireland distributor for ZVEX pedals.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 1st 2016 at 3:24PM

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New music venue and retail store with 'the best sound system in the world' to open in London

New music venue and retail store with 'the best sound system in the world' to open in London

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Spiritland will be opening its doors at Kings Cross’ Sable Street in mid-September.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 1st 2016 at 2:41PM
The best new jobs in the music industry: Yamaha, D'Addario and more

The best new jobs in the music industry: Yamaha, D'Addario and more

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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
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 1st 2016 at 10:44AM
Adam Hall Group outlines how it's supporting retailers selling lighting products

Adam Hall Group outlines how it's supporting retailers selling lighting products

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Adam Hall Group has brought its Cameo lighting brand to the UK, featuring the Tree of Light – a stand designed to make selling and stocking lighting easy for MI ...

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 1st 2016 at 10:22AM
INTERVIEW: Crash! Crate - The world's first interactive drumming subscription box

INTERVIEW: Crash! Crate - The world's first interactive drumming subscription box

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With the rise of subscription boxes and crates in the tech, gaming and entertainment sectors, it was only a matter of time before musicians were offered a ‘loot crate’ of ...

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 1st 2016 at 10:00AM
Korg UK names Richard Ashby as national sales manager for all brands

Korg UK names Richard Ashby as national sales manager for all brands

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Korg UK has announced the appointment of Richard Ashby to the new position of national sales manager for all brands.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 31st 2016 at 12:05PM
Top 10 biggest stories of the week

Top 10 biggest stories of the week

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The news that guitarguitar is set to open the biggest dedicated guitar store in central London has been the most popular story this week.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 29th 2016 at 10:11AM
Crowdfunding Corner: Mogees Play, iSolo, KLOS Guitars, Mana Modular, 4HP Drum Module

Crowdfunding Corner: Mogees Play, iSolo, KLOS Guitars, Mana Modular, 4HP Drum Module

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MI Pro checks out the latest musical instrument projects looking for backers, or recently funded, on popular crowdsourcing sites Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 28th 2016 at 5:07PM
INTERVIEW: Rock Solid reveals how traditional retailers are using their online presence to get ahead

INTERVIEW: Rock Solid reveals how traditional retailers are using their online presence to get ahead

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Rock Solid is a specialist marketing agency formed by ‘passionate music fans and gear nuts’. We sat down with CEO Mark Bower to find out how the firm revamps websites ...

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 28th 2016 at 1:25PM
Viola Beach's debut album will be played on Radio X tonight ahead of release

Viola Beach's debut album will be played on Radio X tonight ahead of release

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Radio X will be hosting an album playback at 9pm tonight (Thursday 28th July) of Viola Beach’s debut LP.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 28th 2016 at 10:53AM