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Fender and RGT reveal Learn to Play Day plans

Fender and RGT reveal Learn to Play Day plans

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Fender and the RGT (Registry of Guitar Tutors) will once again be supporting National Learn to Play Day, offering free music lessons at the Intu Trafford Centre in Manchester on ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 18th 2016 at 11:56AM
COUNTDOWN TO NAMM 2016: What we know so far

COUNTDOWN TO NAMM 2016: What we know so far

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With NAMM 2016 almost upon, MI Pro presents an overview of what we know so far and what you can expect from the next few days in LA.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 18th 2016 at 11:06AM
VIDEO: A sneak peek at Yamaha's new Recording Custom Series drums

VIDEO: A sneak peek at Yamaha's new Recording Custom Series drums

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Yamaha has offered a sneak peek at its new Recording Custom Series kits with a new teaser video featuring drummer Steve Gadd.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 18th 2016 at 6:47AM
NAMM 2016: Richie Ramone to appear at Volume & Tone stand

NAMM 2016: Richie Ramone to appear at Volume & Tone stand

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Legendary Ramones drummer, Richie Ramone, will be appearing at the Volume & Tone stand during NAMM 2016.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 18th 2016 at 6:26AM

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TOP 10: This week's biggest stories

TOP 10: This week's biggest stories

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News that Yamaha is to present its new Recording Custom Drum Series at next week’s NAMM show tops this week’s chart.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 15th 2016 at 10:48AM
VIDEO: 56 days to go until Learn to Play Day

VIDEO: 56 days to go until Learn to Play Day

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With just 56 days to go until National Learn to Play Day, here’s a reminder of why YOUR shop should be getting involved.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 15th 2016 at 9:54AM
KMC Music to distribute exclusive Manuel Rogriguez guitars in US

KMC Music to distribute exclusive Manuel Rogriguez guitars in US

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Spanish guitar manufacturer Manuel Rodriguez has appointed KMC Music to distribute exclusive models in the US.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 14th 2016 at 3:56PM
NAMM 2016: Top 10 survival tips

NAMM 2016: Top 10 survival tips

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Now that Christmas and New Year shenanigans are firmly out of the way, the MI industry can focus on the all important NAMM show, now only a week away and ...

on Jan 14th 2016 at 2:25PM

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Ashdown appoints new marketing and artist relations exec

Ashdown appoints new marketing and artist relations exec

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Ashdown has bolstered its team with the appointment of David Bell as its new marketing and artist relations executive.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 14th 2016 at 12:48PM
Ashdown's distribution dozen

Ashdown's distribution dozen

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British amp manufacturer Ashdown has announced 12 new international distributors for 2016.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 13th 2016 at 3:35PM
NAMM 2016: Billy Sheehan and Doug Wimbish to appear with Rotosound

NAMM 2016: Billy Sheehan and Doug Wimbish to appear with Rotosound

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Acclaimed bass players Billy Sheehan and Doug Wimbish will appear together at the Rotosound stand during next week’s show.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 13th 2016 at 2:53PM
PRS Guitars revives Guitar of the Month programme

PRS Guitars revives Guitar of the Month programme

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PRS Guitars is reintroducing its Guitar of the Month programme as part of its Private Stock 20th anniversary celebreations.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 13th 2016 at 11:36AM

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Adam Hall partners with Audinate

Adam Hall partners with Audinate

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Adam Hall has entered into a new partnership with Audinate, which will see the Australian firm’s Dante (Digital Audio Network through Ethernet) solution integrated into all newly developed Adam Hall ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 13th 2016 at 10:07AM
Freshman confirms three international export agreements

Freshman confirms three international export agreements

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Freshman Guitars has announced three new international distribution deals.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 12th 2016 at 2:58PM
NAMM 2016: CandoMusos to outline global vision for disabled musicians

NAMM 2016: CandoMusos to outline global vision for disabled musicians

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CandoMusos, a global organisation formed to promote and support disabled musicians, will be outlining its vision for 2016 at next week’s NAMM show.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 12th 2016 at 10:11AM
NAMM 2016: Yamaha to present new Recording Custom Drum Series

NAMM 2016: Yamaha to present new Recording Custom Drum Series

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Next week’s NAMM show will see Yamaha present its new Recording Custom Drums Series, designed in partnership with Steve Gadd.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 11th 2016 at 4:58PM

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Thank you, David Bowie

Thank you, David Bowie

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Precious few artists are able to change the way the world sounds and looks once during their lifetime. David Bowie did it several times over.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 11th 2016 at 2:56PM
Andy Carvill steps down at Casio

Andy Carvill steps down at Casio

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Andy Carvill, head of Casio’s EMI Division, is stepping down from his post at the end of January after almost seven years in the role.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 11th 2016 at 12:18PM
Barnes & Mullins launches online Peavey service portal

Barnes & Mullins launches online Peavey service portal

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Barnes & Mullins has launched an online Peavey service portal (www.peaveyservice.co.uk), designed for sourcing spare parts and answering service enquiries.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 11th 2016 at 10:15AM
Adam Hall makes key director appointments

Adam Hall makes key director appointments

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Adam Hall has made two significant appointments at director level, with Nikke Blout and Tom Mikus named global marketing director and global integrated systems director, respectively.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 11th 2016 at 9:47AM
BOUTIQUE WEEK: Cog Effects

BOUTIQUE WEEK: Cog Effects

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As MI Pro’s Boutique Week draws to a close, we bring you one last installment from our focus on boutique business.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 8th 2016 at 12:36PM
TOP 10: This week's most read stories

TOP 10: This week's most read stories

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News of a significant sales surge for online MI retailer Gear4music over the festive period tops our first weekly rundown of the new year.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 8th 2016 at 10:37AM
BOUTIQUE WEEK: GuitarBox

BOUTIQUE WEEK: GuitarBox

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Our weeklong focus on the boutique FX market picks up with pedal retailer, GuitarBox.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 8th 2016 at 10:19AM
VIDEO: LD Systems gives away specially customised DAVE units

VIDEO: LD Systems gives away specially customised DAVE units

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LD Systems has given away two one-off DAVE 18 G3 speaker systems, customised by French artist Clément Laurentin.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 7th 2016 at 4:22PM
Norwich venue at war with landlord after being forced to close

Norwich venue at war with landlord after being forced to close

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The Owl Sanctuary, a popular live music venue in Norwich, has hit out at its landlord after claiming that the premises had been sold to a property owner behind the ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 7th 2016 at 1:53PM