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What the MI industry really thinks about Aldi's musical instrument range

What the MI industry really thinks about Aldi's musical instrument range

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This week, budget supermarket Aldi made its first steps into the musical instrument market with an astonishingly cheap range of guitars, keyboards, ukuleles, stands and even music books.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 11th 2017 at 12:05PM
Top 10 stories of the week: Gibson trademark infringement, Fighting the rockstar stereotype, Daisy Rock speaks out

Top 10 stories of the week: Gibson trademark infringement, Fighting the rockstar stereotype, Daisy Rock speaks out

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This biggest story by far this week has been the news that Gibson has accused Jam Industries USA of infringing on three of its guitar trademarks.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 11th 2017 at 10:22AM
RATstands names Glenn Chapman as new managing director

RATstands names Glenn Chapman as new managing director

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RATstands has appointed Glenn Chapman as its new managing director.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 10th 2017 at 11:58AM
Korg to host world-exclusive product launch at first UK dealer event

Korg to host world-exclusive product launch at first UK dealer event

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Korg UK has announced its first official dealer event, which will take place at the end of August.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 10th 2017 at 11:02AM

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Gibson accuses Jam of infringing three guitar trademarks

Gibson accuses Jam of infringing three guitar trademarks

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Gibson has accused Jam Industries USA of infringing three of its guitar trademarks and is seeking $1 million per counterfeit mark, injunctive relief, punitive damages, destruction of infringing goods, and ...

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 9th 2017 at 5:02PM
Drake Music is looking for disabled musicians for trainee programme

Drake Music is looking for disabled musicians for trainee programme

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Drake Music is calling for South West-based disabled musicians to apply for its Emergent: Music Legacy Trainees 3-year programme,

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 9th 2017 at 3:35PM
Ashdown offers free tuner pedal with every RM-EVO purchase

Ashdown offers free tuner pedal with every RM-EVO purchase

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Ashdown Engineering has announced a new promotion, where musicians can get a free tuner pedal with any RM-EVO purchase.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 9th 2017 at 2:33PM
ReBalance initiative to get more women into music production praised by industry

ReBalance initiative to get more women into music production praised by industry

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Festival Republic and PRS Foundation have launched a new initiative to get more women into music production.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 9th 2017 at 12:05PM

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Andrew Small to open Yamaha's 2017 DRUMFEST with Hybrid masterclass

Andrew Small to open Yamaha's 2017 DRUMFEST with Hybrid masterclass

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Yamaha UK has announced that Andrew Small will be opening its DRUMFEST events in September and October with a masterclass on Hybrid Drumming and Triggering.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 9th 2017 at 11:04AM
Citizen Ticket promises to 'revolutionise' the market with anti-ticket tout tech

Citizen Ticket promises to 'revolutionise' the market with anti-ticket tout tech

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Independent ticket platform Citizen Ticket has launched, and it’s promising to “revolutionise the ticketing market” with its anti-fraud, anti-ticket tout blockchain technology.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 8th 2017 at 4:30PM
Daisy Rock rebuts claims St Vincent's Ernie Ball is the first female signature guitar made for the mass market

Daisy Rock rebuts claims St Vincent's Ernie Ball is the first female signature guitar made for the mass market

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Female-owned guitar maker Daisy Rock has hit back at claims that St Vincent’s Ernie Ball signature model is the first for mass market designed by a woman, asking for the ...

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 8th 2017 at 3:18PM
Music Sales to exclusively distribute London College of Music's new syllabus

Music Sales to exclusively distribute London College of Music's new syllabus

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Music Sales Limited has entered an exclusive distribution agreement with the London College of Music (LCM) for its new syllabus release.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 8th 2017 at 2:08PM

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Ashdown announces new Export Sales Manager and the return of Chris Bates

Ashdown announces new Export Sales Manager and the return of Chris Bates

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Ashdown Engineering has announced two new appointments to its team.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 8th 2017 at 11:50AM
OPINION: Why we must all fight against the rockstar stereotype

OPINION: Why we must all fight against the rockstar stereotype

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Following the recent death of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington, in her latest MI Pro column, radio presenter and DJ Rowena Lewis looks at how the idolised rock’n’roll image can ...

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 8th 2017 at 10:37AM
Audient supports WAM to help more women break into the audio industry

Audient supports WAM to help more women break into the audio industry

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Audient has donated ten iD4 USB audio interfaces to the Women’s Audio Mission (WAM) to help the non-profit reach 3,000 underserved girls at its new Californian training location.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 7th 2017 at 3:18PM