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MI PRO TV:  Tanglewood reveals its 2014 line-up

MI PRO TV: Tanglewood reveals its 2014 line-up

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MI Pro’s Tim Slater stopped by the Tanglewood booth at Musikmesse 2014 to find out what the firm has in store for the year ahead.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 24th 2014 at 12:21PM
Greenock dealer hit by break-in

Greenock dealer hit by break-in

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Greenock-based dealer, AdLib Music, has reported losses to the tune of £700 following a break-in on Wednesday, March 19th.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 24th 2014 at 10:36AM
MIRC 2014: Yamaha doubles up

MIRC 2014: Yamaha doubles up

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Yamaha is taking extra space at this year's MIRC, taking separate rooms for both its MI divisions  - Classic and Pro Music.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Mar 24th 2014 at 10:10AM
New music production and pro audio store to open in Birmingham

New music production and pro audio store to open in Birmingham

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Giraffe Audio, a new Birmingham-based pro audio and music production retailer, is set to open its doors on March 31st 2014.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 24th 2014 at 9:53AM

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New recruit for Zoom UK

New recruit for Zoom UK

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Zoom UK Distribution has appointed Rick Lowe to the position of product and brand development manager.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 24th 2014 at 9:17AM
GEOFF PIPE: Telling it like it is

GEOFF PIPE: Telling it like it is

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What this man doesn’t know about MI retail...is probably the result of him not paying attention at the time...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 21st 2014 at 10:59AM
TOP TEN: This week's most read stories

TOP TEN: This week's most read stories

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As another week draws to a close, MI Pro takes a look at the ten most attention grabbing headlines from the past seven days.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 21st 2014 at 9:58AM
MIRC 2014: Ten reasons not to miss it

MIRC 2014: Ten reasons not to miss it

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Undecided about coming to this year's MIRC conference and expo? Here are ten compelling reasons for you to be there.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Mar 20th 2014 at 1:04PM

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MI PRO TV: Rotosound at Musikmesse 2014

MI PRO TV: Rotosound at Musikmesse 2014

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MI Pro paid a visit to the Rotosound booth at last week's Musikmesse show to check out the firm’s innovative new string packaging and its line of vintage pedals.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 20th 2014 at 11:42AM
Fender announces direct-to-consumer design programme

Fender announces direct-to-consumer design programme

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Fender fans will now be able to design their own guitars and basses and have them delivered directly by the firm within 90 days.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 20th 2014 at 11:15AM
Fargen celebrates 15th anniversary with limited edition amp range

Fargen celebrates 15th anniversary with limited edition amp range

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Fargen Amplification is celebrating its 15th anniversary with the launch of a limited edition version of its High Gain Classic 50.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 20th 2014 at 9:52AM
MIRC 2014: 'Google' Dave joins speaker line-up

MIRC 2014: 'Google' Dave joins speaker line-up

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This year's MIRC conference will see search engine expert 'Google' Dave Hazlehurst outline how to bring the right people to your website.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Mar 20th 2014 at 9:41AM

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MUSIKMESSE 2014: 110,000 in attendance

MUSIKMESSE 2014: 110,000 in attendance

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Around 110,000 visitors from across the globe turned out for Musikmesse 2014.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 19th 2014 at 11:59AM
COOPER'S CORNER: Gibson takes on the Feds

COOPER'S CORNER: Gibson takes on the Feds

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Continuing his watching brief, veteran journalist Gary Cooper gives us his latest thoughts on the wide world of MI...

Gary Cooper
by Gary Cooper
on Mar 19th 2014 at 11:20AM
MI PRO TV: A look at the new Blackstar ID Core Series

MI PRO TV: A look at the new Blackstar ID Core Series

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Last week, MI Pro dropped by the Blackstar booth at Musikmesse 2014 to check out its new ID Core Series.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 19th 2014 at 11:04AM
JHS picks up HK Audio and Hughes & Kettner awards

JHS picks up HK Audio and Hughes & Kettner awards

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JHS picked up two gongs at last week’s HK Audio and Hughes & Kettner International Distributors Meeting in St. Wendel, Germany.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 19th 2014 at 10:55AM

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First Fender Stratocaster to sell for $250,000

First Fender Stratocaster to sell for $250,000

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A guitar from the very first production line of Fender Stratocasters is set to fetch a cool $250,000 after going on sale in Nashville, Tennessee.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 19th 2014 at 10:21AM
Fans invited to 'play tribute' to Jim Marshall

Fans invited to 'play tribute' to Jim Marshall

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Marshall is giving fans the opportunity to perform at a special commemorative event in memory of the firm’s ‘Father of Loud’, Jim Marshall.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 18th 2014 at 2:54PM
COLIN REES: How to improve your sales

COLIN REES: How to improve your sales

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Want to know how to improve your sales with good staff training? Colin Rees tells you how...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 18th 2014 at 11:24AM
MYSTERY SHOPPER: Hertfordshire

MYSTERY SHOPPER: Hertfordshire

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Hertfordshire provided the setting for our mystery shopper this month. Here’s what he encountered on his journey through the shire…

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 18th 2014 at 11:15AM
Learn to Play Day: Music Institute partners with Wembley Music Centre

Learn to Play Day: Music Institute partners with Wembley Music Centre

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This year’s National Learn to Play Day (Saturday, April 12th) will see the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance offer free music lessons in association with Wembley Music Centre.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 18th 2014 at 9:47AM
RETAIL ADVISORY BOARD: Why is the number of women in MI so low?

RETAIL ADVISORY BOARD: Why is the number of women in MI so low?

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This month, we ask our retail advisory board: Is the representation of women in music stores a fair representation of the industry as a whole?

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 17th 2014 at 11:06AM
Musikmesse 2014 in pictures

Musikmesse 2014 in pictures

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Check out the highlights from Musikmesse 2014 with our Facebook photo gallery.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 17th 2014 at 10:39AM
BR Distribution takes on Hendrix Drums

BR Distribution takes on Hendrix Drums

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BR Distribution has taken on UK distribution for Hendrix Drums.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 17th 2014 at 8:48AM
MUSIKMESSE 2014: Yamaha unveils TransAcoustic U1TA piano

MUSIKMESSE 2014: Yamaha unveils TransAcoustic U1TA piano

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Yamaha has introduced its new U1TA upright piano with TransAcoustic technology at Musikmesse 2014.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 17th 2014 at 7:35AM