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Could UK festival boom breathe new life into MI?

Could UK festival boom breathe new life into MI?

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UK spending on live entertainment is up 8.5 per cent year-on-year, according to new research from Barclaycard, suggesting a renewed consumer interest in the music market.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 6th 2015 at 12:01PM
Yamaha Music Europe takes on Protection Racket

Yamaha Music Europe takes on Protection Racket

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Yamaha Music Europe has been appointed European distributor for bags and cases firm, Protection Racket.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 6th 2015 at 10:40AM
Big changes for PMT

Big changes for PMT

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S&T Audio Ltd, the operating firm behind PMT (Professional Music Technology) and Dolphin Music, has announced significant changes to its model in preparation for its ongoing expansion.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 6th 2015 at 9:43AM
Date set for 2016 Brighton Music Conference

Date set for 2016 Brighton Music Conference

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Next year’s Brighton Music Conference will take place at the Brighton Dome on Thursday, April 14th and Friday, April 15th.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 6th 2015 at 9:30AM

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New Barnes & Mullins area sales manager

New Barnes & Mullins area sales manager

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Barnes & Mullins has appointed Chris Walker as its new sales manager for Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 6th 2015 at 9:02AM
FBT takes on exclusive distribution of JTS

FBT takes on exclusive distribution of JTS

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FBT Audio UK has become the exclusive UK and Ireland distributor for mic specialist JTS.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 6th 2015 at 8:53AM
NAMM Foundation backs Music for All with new grant

NAMM Foundation backs Music for All with new grant

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UK music charity, Music for All, has received renewed support from the NAMM Foundation in the form of a grant, which will help the charity deliver programmes that increase ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 3rd 2015 at 11:27AM
TOP 10: This week's most read stories

TOP 10: This week's most read stories

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This week’s top ten rundown features a couple of major distribution deals, a mystery shopper report and a clutch of new releases.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 3rd 2015 at 10:02AM

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INTERVIEW: David and Christa Liggins, Ocarina Workshop

INTERVIEW: David and Christa Liggins, Ocarina Workshop

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For more than 30 years, Ocarina Workshop has been serving a niche market in the MI industry. Daniel Gumble chatted with company owners David and Christa Liggins to find out ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 2nd 2015 at 3:22PM
Polar Audio clinches Rane Corp distribution deal

Polar Audio clinches Rane Corp distribution deal

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Polar Audio has sealed a major UK distribution deal with leading DJ brand Rane Corp.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 2nd 2015 at 2:52PM
ABRSM introduces new bowed strings syllabus

ABRSM introduces new bowed strings syllabus

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ABRSM has today (Thursday, July 2nd) released its new Bowed Strings Syllabus with refreshed repertoire lists for violin, viola and cello.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 2nd 2015 at 2:30PM
Venues Day 2015 details announced

Venues Day 2015 details announced

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This year’s Venues Day 2015 will take place on Tuesday, October 20th at London’s Ministry of Sound, Music Venue Trust has announced.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 1st 2015 at 5:14PM

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Fleetwood Mac star becomes Orange Amplification ambassador

Fleetwood Mac star becomes Orange Amplification ambassador

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Fleetwood Mac bassist, John McVie, has become Orange Amplification’s latest brand ambassador.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 1st 2015 at 1:00PM
US distribution deal struck for JHS guitar brands

US distribution deal struck for JHS guitar brands

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JHS has appointed Texas-based distributor, RBI Music, as the official US distributor of its Fret-King, Vintage, Encore and Pilgrim guitar lines.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 1st 2015 at 10:36AM
EMD expands distribution roster with La Rosa

EMD expands distribution roster with La Rosa

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EMD has become the exclusive distributor for Spanish-made cajon brand La Rosa.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 1st 2015 at 10:11AM
Headstock Distribution to distribute Schlagwerk in UK and Ireland

Headstock Distribution to distribute Schlagwerk in UK and Ireland

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Headstock Distribution has inked an exclusive UK and Ireland distribution agreement with German hand percussion manufacturer, Schlagwerk.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 1st 2015 at 8:21AM

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Rosetti to distribute Ritter bags

Rosetti to distribute Ritter bags

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Rosetti has recently been appointed as distributor for Ritter bags in the UK and Ireland.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 30th 2015 at 3:08PM
'Creative industries growing at twice the rate of wider UK economy'

'Creative industries growing at twice the rate of wider UK economy'

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The UK’s creative industries are growing at more than twice the rate of the wider UK economy, according to new figures released by the Department for Culture Media and Sport ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 30th 2015 at 11:37AM
Keep an eye out for stolen instruments

Keep an eye out for stolen instruments

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Between the 10th and 15th of June 2015 a number of distinctive instruments were stolen during a house burglary.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 30th 2015 at 11:11AM
MIA: Investing in the MI community

MIA: Investing in the MI community

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The MIA’s charity, Music for All, has a mission of 'Making More Musicians'. In this article, Paul McManus explains the strategy behind the actions it is taking across the United ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 30th 2015 at 10:31AM
MYSTERY SHOPPER: Leeds (part two)

MYSTERY SHOPPER: Leeds (part two)

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Our mystery man delivers the second instalment of his Leeds report…

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 29th 2015 at 9:50AM
TOP 10: This week's most read stories

TOP 10: This week's most read stories

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Our special focus on the acoustic guitar market tops this week’s top ten rundown.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 26th 2015 at 11:00AM
RETAIL PROFILE: Sax.co.uk, London

RETAIL PROFILE: Sax.co.uk, London

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Recently relocated from Denmark Street, Sax.co.uk has set up shop on London’s Hampstead Road as part of a new brass and woodwind superstore. To find out more on the relocation, ...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 26th 2015 at 9:30AM
VIDEO: Ronnie Scott's to hold Music Instrument Amnesty

VIDEO: Ronnie Scott's to hold Music Instrument Amnesty

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On Saturday, July 11th, Ronnie Scott’s will hold a music instrument amnesty in a bid to provide children with musical equipment.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 25th 2015 at 3:15PM
MITS tickets free to those who book in advance

MITS tickets free to those who book in advance

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Tickets for this year’s Musical Instruments & Technology Show (MITS) are now available and will be free of charge to anyone who books in advance via the event’s website.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 25th 2015 at 10:29AM