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Proms musician's 300-year-old violin returned after being stolen from train

Proms musician's 300-year-old violin returned after being stolen from train

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Jane Gordon, a 37-year-old Royal Academy of Music graduate, pleaded for help this week after her violin was taken from a train a week before she was due to play ...

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 26th 2016 at 10:34AM
Top 10 biggest stories of the week

Top 10 biggest stories of the week

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This week, PMT’s 25th anniversary was the biggest story on MI Pro. The retailer is celebrating a quarter of a century in the business by hosting a huge bank holiday ...

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 26th 2016 at 9:59AM
REVIEW: Flare Audio Isolate earplugs

REVIEW: Flare Audio Isolate earplugs

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A pair of trusty earplugs can be found in most musicians’ kit bag. And if they aren’t, they should be.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 25th 2016 at 5:05PM
WATCH: Simple guitar string bending hack

WATCH: Simple guitar string bending hack

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String bending is an essential technique for most guitarists, allowing you raise the pitch of notes to produce interesting vocal-style melodies.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 25th 2016 at 11:12AM

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MP Chuka Umunna becomes Ambassador for the PRS for Music Foundation

MP Chuka Umunna becomes Ambassador for the PRS for Music Foundation

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MP for Streatham, Chuka Umunna, has been appointed as the latest Ambassador for the music charity.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 25th 2016 at 10:27AM
Hertfordshire College of Music partners with ICMP to create progression pathways

Hertfordshire College of Music partners with ICMP to create progression pathways

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The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP) has announced its latest partnership with one of the UK's most well known music institutions, Hertfordshire College of Music (HCM).

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 24th 2016 at 4:41PM
BILLY LUNN: A Producer by Necessity (Part Three)

BILLY LUNN: A Producer by Necessity (Part Three)

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The Subways frontman and MI Pro columnist Billy Lunn continues his journey through the recording of the bands’ four albums. This month, he talks about working with Butch Vig.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 24th 2016 at 3:15PM
Ozdogan Music appointed official distributors of Faith Guitars in Turkey

Ozdogan Music appointed official distributors of Faith Guitars in Turkey

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Barnes & Mullins has announced a Turkey distribution deal for Faith Guitars.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 24th 2016 at 10:51AM

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Reselling tickets is 'unjust to artist and promoters', says industry accountant

Reselling tickets is 'unjust to artist and promoters', says industry accountant

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A top music industry accountant has slammed the secondary ticketing market, saying artists and promoters should be benefitting from the profit made.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 23rd 2016 at 4:38PM
Doctors urging wind musicians to regularly clean instruments after 'bagpipe lung' death

Doctors urging wind musicians to regularly clean instruments after 'bagpipe lung' death

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A musician had died after catching an infection from his bagpipes, UK doctors have discovered.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 23rd 2016 at 3:03PM
UK retail sales and high street footfall increased in July

UK retail sales and high street footfall increased in July

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The latest figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) reveal that UK retail sales and high street footfall were both up during July.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 23rd 2016 at 2:18PM
Bo Ningen adds Audient's iD22 audio interface to studio setup

Bo Ningen adds Audient's iD22 audio interface to studio setup

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Psychedelic Japanese rockers Bo Ningen has revealed why it has added the Audient iD22 to its recording setup.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 23rd 2016 at 11:52AM

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PMT celebrates 25 years in the business with huge bank holiday weekend event

PMT celebrates 25 years in the business with huge bank holiday weekend event

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Retailer Professional Music Technology (PMT) will celebrate its silver anniversary this coming bank holiday weekend.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 23rd 2016 at 10:29AM
WATCH: Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers teaches a gorilla how to play bass

WATCH: Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers teaches a gorilla how to play bass

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Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has befriended a gorilla called Koko and taught her how to strum a bass guitar, yes, really.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 22nd 2016 at 3:33PM
80% of UK consumers say receiving discounts codes would entice them to make a purchase

80% of UK consumers say receiving discounts codes would entice them to make a purchase

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According to a new survey by UBM, when asked what sort of offer would entice them to make a purchase, 80 per cent of respondents mentioned receiving discount codes.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 22nd 2016 at 1:24PM
Help Musicians UK offering access to career development opportunities

Help Musicians UK offering access to career development opportunities

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Help Musicians UK is offering young professional musicians access to career development opportunities in the UK, as well as internationally.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 22nd 2016 at 11:22AM

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WATCH: KT Tunstall celebrates the return of her beloved tambourine after Twitter campaign

WATCH: KT Tunstall celebrates the return of her beloved tambourine after Twitter campaign

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KT Tunstall’s favourite tambourine has been returned after an enthusiastic fan stole it at a gig.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 22nd 2016 at 11:07AM
The Barfly to relaunch as Camden Assembly

The Barfly to relaunch as Camden Assembly

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Iconic Camden venue The Barfly will be reopening under new name in mid-September.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 22nd 2016 at 10:13AM
The key trends transforming online retail right now

The key trends transforming online retail right now

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Ian Jindal, experienced multichannel retailer and Editor-in-Chief of InternetRetailing, looks at the latest opportunities and challenges facing retailers.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 18th 2016 at 2:37PM
Recreate 'the Brent pose' and win a Yamaha FGX720 guitar signed by Ricky Gervais

Recreate 'the Brent pose' and win a Yamaha FGX720 guitar signed by Ricky Gervais

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To promote the new movie David Brent: Life on the Road, Yamaha’s Pro Music Division has partnered with EOne, BBC Films and Lime Movies for a special competition.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 18th 2016 at 2:17PM
WATCH: The world's first DJ decks pizza box from Pizza Hut

WATCH: The world's first DJ decks pizza box from Pizza Hut

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Pizza Hut has introduced what it claims is the world’s first playable DJ pizza box, which syncs via Bluetooth to your laptop or smartphone.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 18th 2016 at 1:36PM
REVIEW: Peavey 6505 Piranha Micro Head

REVIEW: Peavey 6505 Piranha Micro Head

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The new 6505 Piranha Micro Head from Peavey is described as a 'portable and powerful device', following in the footsteps of the popular 6505 MH Mini Head by packing high ...

by Robert Briden
on Aug 18th 2016 at 11:20AM
How companies like Violin Assets help budding musicians get their hands on unattainable instruments

How companies like Violin Assets help budding musicians get their hands on unattainable instruments

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Professional classical instruments are not cheap, so what happens when a promising young musician is in need of an exceptional instrument?

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 18th 2016 at 10:52AM
I Like Trains outlines the importance of giving young musicians a voice with Youth Music charity gig

I Like Trains outlines the importance of giving young musicians a voice with Youth Music charity gig

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Leeds alt/rock outfit I Like Trains will be performing at a special charity gig in association with Youth Music’s Give a Gig fundraising initiative.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 17th 2016 at 12:05PM
RTW enters MI market with the MM3 MusicMeter

RTW enters MI market with the MM3 MusicMeter

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Visual audio meter and monitoring device vendor RTW has entered the MI market with a new low-cost loudness meter.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Aug 17th 2016 at 12:02PM