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New buyer promises MI push from Argos

New buyer promises MI push from Argos

NEWS The giant chain has appointed a new main buyer for MI in Julia Lauritzen, who moves over from sister company Homebase.  She replaces Jon Biddle, who has taken over responsibility ...
by Stuart Dinsey
on May 5th 2006 at 10:30AM
Guitar Center fires warning

Guitar Center fires warning

NEWS
Speaking to MI Pro in an interview published on Friday, Angress made his thoughts crystal clear.
 “If a retailer is essentially parasitic to the process, if the only reason that ...
by Rob Power
on Apr 26th 2006 at 5:30PM
Dolphin swims into High Street

Dolphin swims into High Street

NEWS
In a reversal of current industry trends, the online music technology specialist will be opening Dolphin Music – The Guitar Shop in early May.
Concentrating on rare guitars and harder ...
by Rob Power
on Apr 18th 2006 at 5:00PM
Mail marvels at Yamaha

Mail marvels at Yamaha

NEWS When listing the top six pianos by value, Yamaha came through with two impressive models - including the number one slot and a full five star rating.
And given that ...
by Andy Barrett
on Apr 10th 2006 at 1:15PM

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Record numbers for Frankfurt

Record numbers for Frankfurt

NEWS This highest ever figure is all the more impressive given that a couple of years ago the shows were cut back to four days, with only one public day.
Musikmesse ...
by Stuart Dinsey
on Apr 5th 2006 at 3:30PM
NAMM extends global reach via new China partnership

NAMM extends global reach via new China partnership

NEWS NAMM HAS entered into what could become a crucial agreement with the Chinese Musical Instrument Association (CMIA), which will see the NAMM University initiating education programmes for the Chinese MI ...
by Andy Barratt
on Mar 29th 2006 at 6:00PM
Godin plumps for Active

Godin plumps for Active

NEWS The deal was signed at this year’s NAMM and heralds something of a shift in Active Music’s operation. Until now, the Brit supplier had been drum and percussion centred.

by Andy Barratt
on Mar 29th 2006 at 6:00PM
Numbers and profile up as Sounds Expo changes pay off

Numbers and profile up as Sounds Expo changes pay off

NEWS All of this was despite two potentially damaging changes to the show’s format. First the venue had changed from Wembley to Olympia, and second, visitors were charged an entry fee ...
by Andy Barratt
on Mar 29th 2006 at 6:00PM

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Vestax Europe closes

Vestax Europe closes

NEWS Vestax Corporation’s European arm, Vestax Europe ceases trading on March 31st.

by Andy Barratt
on Mar 29th 2006 at 5:45PM
Buffet deal signals last post for UK brass manufacturing

Buffet deal signals last post for UK brass manufacturing

NEWS French woodwind manufacturer, Buffet Crampon, has bought the liquidated brass manufacturer, Besson, from its administrator, Grant Thornton.

by Stuart Moody
on Mar 23rd 2006 at 5:45PM
US giant gears up for Euro invasion in 2007

US giant gears up for Euro invasion in 2007

NEWS The rumour mill has been working at full tilt regarding the US retail chain, Guitar Center and its expansion outside the US since a financial report published last year stated ...
by Stuart Moody
on Mar 23rd 2006 at 5:45PM
Obituary: John Newman 1950 ? 2006

Obituary: John Newman 1950 ? 2006

NEWS Fletcher Coppock and Newman was established in 1965 and John Newman joined in 1969, following in the footsteps of his father, Geoffrey Newman, who was a co-founder of the business. ...
by Andy Barratt
on Mar 23rd 2006 at 5:30PM