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RETAIL ESSENTIALS: Vox Amplug I/O USB audio interface

RETAIL ESSENTIALS: Vox Amplug I/O USB audio interface

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Now arriving in the UK is the new Vox amPlug I/O, an easy-to-use audio interface that plugs directly into the guitar.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on May 1st 2015 at 12:00PM
RETAIL ESSENTIALS: D'Addario American stage killswitch cable

RETAIL ESSENTIALS: D'Addario American stage killswitch cable

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D’Addario has expanded its premium American Stage Cable line with the introduction of the Killswitch cable.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on May 1st 2015 at 12:00PM
Q&A: Adam Levin, manager, Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center

Q&A: Adam Levin, manager, Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center

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Adam Levin, manager, Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center, discusses what it means to take over the family business and what’s in store for the future…

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 1st 2015 at 11:15AM
MI Pro May digital edition now available

MI Pro May digital edition now available

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The May issue of MI Pro is now available to read online or download as a PDF.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 1st 2015 at 10:26AM

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TOP 10: This week's most read stories

TOP 10: This week's most read stories

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As we reach May, we take a look at some of the most read stories over the past seven days.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on May 1st 2015 at 9:41AM
Musical History Tour: Paul McManus

Musical History Tour: Paul McManus

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Roll up, roll up to discover the musical chops of those in and around the industry. Dodgy experiments in jazz/punk fusion? Brief flirtations with the outer reaches of the chart? ...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Apr 30th 2015 at 11:36AM
QTX launch new portable PA system

QTX launch new portable PA system

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QTX has lifted the lid on its latest portable PA system.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Apr 30th 2015 at 10:51AM
Ronnie Scott's chooses Yamaha for house drums

Ronnie Scott's chooses Yamaha for house drums

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Yamaha Drums UK has announced that Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club has chosen the company for its house drums.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Apr 30th 2015 at 10:14AM

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Music Group acquires TC Group

Music Group acquires TC Group

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Music Group has this morning (April 30th) announced the acquisition of TC Group, significantly expanding its MI and pro audio portfolio.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 30th 2015 at 7:58AM
MUSIKMESSE 2016: Industry responds to new show model

MUSIKMESSE 2016: Industry responds to new show model

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As the industry contemplates the changes recently announced regarding next year’s Musikmesse, MI Pro has spoken to some of the UK’s leading brands, suppliers and retailers to get their opinion ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 29th 2015 at 11:17AM
Connolly Music to distribute Faith Guitars in USA

Connolly Music to distribute Faith Guitars in USA

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Barnes & Mullins has announced a new distribution, which sees Connolly Music appointed as exclusive USA distributors for Faith Guitars.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Apr 29th 2015 at 9:00AM
Rodney Branigan live at Yamaha Music London

Rodney Branigan live at Yamaha Music London

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Rodney Branigan will perform live in store at Yamaha Music London on Thursday, April 30th.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Apr 28th 2015 at 5:04PM

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Italia Guitars launches new website

Italia Guitars launches new website

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Known for its unique range of guitars, Italia Guitars has now launched in brand-new website.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Apr 28th 2015 at 2:52PM
JHS charity concert raises over £3,000 for Future Talent

JHS charity concert raises over £3,000 for Future Talent

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A recent charity concert, sponsored by JHS, has raised over £3,000 for Future Talent.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Apr 28th 2015 at 10:32AM
INTERVIEW: Young Knives talk Sick Octave, gear and shops

INTERVIEW: Young Knives talk Sick Octave, gear and shops

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Daniel Gumble chats with Young Knives frontman Henry Dartnell and drummer Oliver Askew about gear, Sick Octave, shops, Kanye West and drunken recording sessions at Steve Winwood's studio...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 27th 2015 at 5:25PM
WE COULD ORDER IT IN: Uncello

WE COULD ORDER IT IN: Uncello

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The Uncello was created for the chamber opera Plasm Over Ocean in 1977, premiered by the Dashuki Music Theatre at the World Trade Centre.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Apr 27th 2015 at 5:11PM

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COMMENT: Fast learners

COMMENT: Fast learners

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Last month, Learn To Play Day had its most successful year yet. With over 12,000 customers taking part in the free taster lessons offered at the 129 venues that took ...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Apr 27th 2015 at 4:56PM
MYSTERY SHOPPER: Birmingham (part one)

MYSTERY SHOPPER: Birmingham (part one)

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This month, our man of mystery gives us the first in a two-part report on Birmingham’s MI offering...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Apr 27th 2015 at 4:13PM
RETAIL PROFILE: St Giles Music, Northampton

RETAIL PROFILE: St Giles Music, Northampton

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With a seemingly thriving music scene, Northampton appears to be as good a place as any to set up shop for an MI retailer. To find out if this is ...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Apr 27th 2015 at 11:22AM
RETAIL ADVISORY BOARD: Just how popular are ukuleles?

RETAIL ADVISORY BOARD: Just how popular are ukuleles?

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Recent reports indicate that ukuleles are experiencing a dramatic rise in popularity. Have you found this to be true and, if so, what have you been doing to exploit this ...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Apr 27th 2015 at 10:56AM
Musikmesse 2015 in review

Musikmesse 2015 in review

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Musikemesse has closed its doors for another year, and the international MI community has returned home after announcing their latest products and developments. No doubt you will have heard of ...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Apr 27th 2015 at 10:50AM
COLIN REES: The net profit killer

COLIN REES: The net profit killer

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This month, sales specialist Colin Rees discusses why discounts are so damaging for dealers…

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 27th 2015 at 10:25AM
Barnes & Mullins Pink Ladies running for Cancer Research UK

Barnes & Mullins Pink Ladies running for Cancer Research UK

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Five members of Barnes & Mullins staff will be running in a Race for Life event on May 2nd to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 24th 2015 at 11:17AM
Q&A: George Gruhn, chairman and CEO, Gruhn Guitars

Q&A: George Gruhn, chairman and CEO, Gruhn Guitars

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George Gruhn discusses the challenges of selling high-end, vintage gear and what services retailers can offer to keep attracting customers…

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 24th 2015 at 10:47AM
Simon Edgoose embarks on DTX demo tour with Yamaha

Simon Edgoose embarks on DTX demo tour with Yamaha

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Yamaha has announced a series of events demonstrating its DTX electronic  drum kits and showcasing its new products for 2015.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 24th 2015 at 10:04AM