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Hal Leonard becomes exclusive distributor for ZT Lunchbox Amps in Europe

Hal Leonard becomes exclusive distributor for ZT Lunchbox Amps in Europe

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The self-proclaimed “loudest little amps in the world”, ZT Amplifiers, will now be distributed exclusively by Hal Leonard MGB in all European territories excluding Germany.

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 20th 2017 at 2:03PM
Chuck Berry: Musicians pay tribute to the legendary songwriter and guitarist

Chuck Berry: Musicians pay tribute to the legendary songwriter and guitarist

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Influential rock ’n’ roll musician Chuck Berry died at the age of 90 this weekend.

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 20th 2017 at 11:31AM
6 essential characteristics of a good guitar case

6 essential characteristics of a good guitar case

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In his latest MI Pro advice column, Nik from Pedal Rockstar runs down the key attributes of the perfect guitar case…

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 20th 2017 at 10:38AM
Applications for the European Musical Instrument Dealer Awards now open - here's how to enter

Applications for the European Musical Instrument Dealer Awards now open - here's how to enter

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For the second time, the Society Of Music Merchants (SOMM), is hosting the European Musical Instrument Dealer Awards (EMIDA) at Musikmesse on Wednesday, April 5th,

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 19th 2017 at 3:34PM

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Frederick Hyde in negotiations to take over Percussion Plus

Frederick Hyde in negotiations to take over Percussion Plus

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Frederick Hyde has announced that it is currently negotiating a takeover bid for Percussion Plus.

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 17th 2017 at 10:45AM
Top 10 stories of the week: Gibson/JHS legal battle, Percussion Plus enters administration, 5 major issues for retailers

Top 10 stories of the week: Gibson/JHS legal battle, Percussion Plus enters administration, 5 major issues for retailers

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This week’s biggest news was that Gibson has confirmed the exclusive rights to various trademarked guitar designs in a legal dispute with JHS.

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 17th 2017 at 9:46AM
The MU reacts to UK musicians being denied entry into US to perform at SXSW

The MU reacts to UK musicians being denied entry into US to perform at SXSW

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At least five musicians have had their permission to travel to the United States to perform at SXSW unexpectedly revoked.

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 16th 2017 at 4:24PM
These are the 5 major issues that bricks and mortar retailers will face in 2017

These are the 5 major issues that bricks and mortar retailers will face in 2017

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Bricks and mortar retailers in the UK are in for a difficult 2017 thanks to a “perfect storm” of challenges that are set to hit high street shops this year, ...

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 16th 2017 at 10:17AM

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E Street Band guitarist Nils Lofgren to sell dozens of instruments from personal collection

E Street Band guitarist Nils Lofgren to sell dozens of instruments from personal collection

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Nils Lofgren has revealed that he will be selling off dozens of musical instruments from his personal collection through music gear marketplace Reverb.

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 15th 2017 at 4:23PM
Adam Hall Group to unveil world's first battery-powered PA at Prolight + Sound

Adam Hall Group to unveil world's first battery-powered PA at Prolight + Sound

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At this year's Prolight + Sound / Musikmesse in Frankfurt am Main, the Adam Hall Group will unveil several world premieres in Hall 3.1 #E60-F70.

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 15th 2017 at 3:25PM
ABRSM launches Shakespearean musical resources to celebrate 2017's Shakespeare Week

ABRSM launches Shakespearean musical resources to celebrate 2017's Shakespeare Week

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ABRSM has joined forces with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust to celebrate Shakespeare Week with a musical twist.

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 15th 2017 at 12:52PM
SURVEY: Sexism in the music industry - have your say

SURVEY: Sexism in the music industry - have your say

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MI Pro is calling on musicians to discuss whether they have experienced or seen sexism in the music and MI industry – and what we can all do to help ...

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 15th 2017 at 11:19AM

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Help Musician's UK becomes official charity partner of Record Store Day 2017

Help Musician's UK becomes official charity partner of Record Store Day 2017

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Independent music charity, Help Musicians UK (HMUK), has been named the official charity partner of Record Store Day 2017.

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 14th 2017 at 4:30PM
Percussion Plus enters administration

Percussion Plus enters administration

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Leicestershire musical instrument manufacturer Percussion Plus has gone into administration.

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 14th 2017 at 2:58PM
WATCH: Ty Dolla $ign, J Mascis, Local Natives and Mac Miller feature in Fender's new Feedback documentary series

WATCH: Ty Dolla $ign, J Mascis, Local Natives and Mac Miller feature in Fender's new Feedback documentary series

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Fender has gathered four artists that occupy their own distinct space in the musical landscape to discuss their creative journeys and how their guitars helped guide them along that path.

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 14th 2017 at 11:12AM