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Peavey to launch new 6505 Piranha Micro Head guitar amp at MI Expo

Peavey to launch new 6505 Piranha Micro Head guitar amp at MI Expo

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Peavey UK will be unveiling the new Peavey 6505 Piranha Micro Head for the very first time in the UK at next week’s MI Expo.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 5th 2016 at 2:54PM
Gear4music reports 191% increase in European sales during first week after Brexit

Gear4music reports 191% increase in European sales during first week after Brexit

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Online retailer Gear4music has seen a boost in European sales in the first full week following the UK’s decision to leave the EU.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 5th 2016 at 11:16AM
Rotosound expands distribution business and signs exclusive TMA deal

Rotosound expands distribution business and signs exclusive TMA deal

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Manufacturer Rotosound has opened up a new third party distribution operation.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 5th 2016 at 10:02AM
Faithless percussionist creates world's first clean energy-generating musical instrument

Faithless percussionist creates world's first clean energy-generating musical instrument

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Sudha Kheterpal, a British musician best known as the percussionist in Faithless, has created a shaker called Spark – the world’s first clean energy-generating musical instrument.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 4th 2016 at 3:08PM

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The best new jobs in the music industry

The best new jobs in the music industry

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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 Jul 4th 2016 at 12:40PM
5 ways to become a future-proof retailer

5 ways to become a future-proof retailer

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Alain Falys, CEO and co-founder of Yoyo Wallet – a UK mobile payment platform for retailers and consumers – offers up his top tips for future-proofing your retail business...

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 4th 2016 at 11:58AM
Marshall's Michael Clapham joins Tanglewood Guitars

Marshall's Michael Clapham joins Tanglewood Guitars

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Tanglewood Guitars has appointed Michael Clapham as its new regional sales manager.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 4th 2016 at 10:06AM
AMS' new online music education portal offers UK's first BA(hons) degree in MI retail

AMS' new online music education portal offers UK's first BA(hons) degree in MI retail

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The Academy of Music and Sound (AMS) has unveiled AMSonline – an online music education portal offering a range of higher education programs.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 3rd 2016 at 4:18PM

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130 members of Houston music instrument theft ring arrested

130 members of Houston music instrument theft ring arrested

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130 people have been arrested in Houston, Texas who were involved in a theft ring that traded stolen musical instruments.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 3rd 2016 at 3:14PM
How electronic music is helping to keep school music classes alive

How electronic music is helping to keep school music classes alive

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The UK’s school music curriculum has traditionally been classical-based, but as technology becomes ever more prevalent in the classroom, some have found a way to bring music classes more in ...

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 3rd 2016 at 2:23PM
Brexit: One week on from the vote that could dramatically change how we do business

Brexit: One week on from the vote that could dramatically change how we do business

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Last Friday (June 24th) it became official that the UK has decided to leave the EU. In the lead up to the referendum, MI Pro heard from a number of ...

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 1st 2016 at 11:16AM
Top 10 biggest stories of the week

Top 10 biggest stories of the week

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Our announcement that the MI Expo will host a special Brexit panel session has caught the industry’s attention this week, topping today’s rundown of the biggest stories from the past ...

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 1st 2016 at 10:03AM

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Crowdfunding Corner: Sensory Percussion, Remidi T8, MOD duo, ElectroPhonic Guitar

Crowdfunding Corner: Sensory Percussion, Remidi T8, MOD duo, ElectroPhonic Guitar

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MI Pro takes a look at the latest MI projects looking for backers, or recently funded, on popular crowdsourcing sites Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jun 30th 2016 at 5:04PM
Uli Behringer picks up Global Audio Industry Leader award

Uli Behringer picks up Global Audio Industry Leader award

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Head of MUSIC and BEHRINGER founder Uli Behringer has been named 2016’s Global Audio Industry Leader at the annual PALM Sound & Light Awards show.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jun 30th 2016 at 3:14PM
Hal Leonard acquired by Seidler Equity Partners

Hal Leonard acquired by Seidler Equity Partners

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The world’s largest producer of music performance and music educational publications has been acquired by a private investment firm.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jun 30th 2016 at 1:29PM
Mini Oramics electronic synthesizer finally built 40 years after it was designed

Mini Oramics electronic synthesizer finally built 40 years after it was designed

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An electronic sequencer and synthesizer has finally been brought to life after its initial design was produced over 40 years ago.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jun 30th 2016 at 11:34AM

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MI industry to come together to discuss Brexit at MI Expo

MI industry to come together to discuss Brexit at MI Expo

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The MI Expo, in association with Musikmesse, will be hosting a special panel session to discuss what leaving the EU could mean for the MI industry.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jun 30th 2016 at 10:05AM
Will you be stocking wearable tech in the near future?

Will you be stocking wearable tech in the near future?

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‘Wearable technology’ is a term that’s been banded around in the consumer electronics world for a while now, but should MI retailers be keeping an eye on this fast moving ...

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jun 29th 2016 at 4:14PM
Dream Cymbals rolls out recycling programme to more UK dealers

Dream Cymbals rolls out recycling programme to more UK dealers

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Dream Cymbals has rolled out its old-for-new recycling programme to a bigger range of authorised UK dealers, with every available brand of B8 - B20 Bronze cast cymbal being valid ...

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jun 29th 2016 at 2:45PM
Former Orange sales director Antony Gunter launches G4 Sales Management

Former Orange sales director Antony Gunter launches G4 Sales Management

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Industry veteran Antony Gunter has set up a new business called G4 Sales Management.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jun 29th 2016 at 10:26AM
Musician's Union reacts to Brexit: 'We have serious concerns about what the future holds for our members'

Musician's Union reacts to Brexit: 'We have serious concerns about what the future holds for our members'

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock and wearing a pair of earplugs, you’ll be well aware that the UK voted to leave the EU last week.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jun 29th 2016 at 9:00AM
Sheila E. honours Prince with new custom DW drum kit

Sheila E. honours Prince with new custom DW drum kit

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Renowned drummer and percussionist Sheila E. played a one-of-a-kind DW custom kit as part of a special musical celebration honouring Prince at the BET Awards.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jun 28th 2016 at 5:23PM
BRC on Brexit: 'Retailers must prepare for significant swings in exchange rate and consumer confidence'

BRC on Brexit: 'Retailers must prepare for significant swings in exchange rate and consumer confidence'

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The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has outlined advice to retailers following the UK’s decision to leave the EU.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jun 28th 2016 at 11:04AM
The best new jobs in the music industry

The best new jobs in the music industry

NEWS

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 Jun 28th 2016 at 9:39AM
WATCH: Converse creates Chuck Taylor with built-in wah-wah pedal

WATCH: Converse creates Chuck Taylor with built-in wah-wah pedal

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Converse has revealed a new version of its popular Chuck Taylor sneaker aimed at guitarist and featuring an effects pedal built into the sole.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jun 27th 2016 at 2:54PM