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MIRC 2015: GfK's Carl West to speak at this year's show

MIRC 2015: GfK's Carl West to speak at this year's show

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GfK supply chain director, Carl West, has joined the speaker line-up for MIRC 2015, which takes place at Northamptonshire’s Whittlebury Hall on Wednesday, June 17th.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 3rd 2015 at 10:50AM
RETAIL ESSENTIALS: Aria ABU-1 UKE Banjo

RETAIL ESSENTIALS: Aria ABU-1 UKE Banjo

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As a result of what it describes as the steady, continued growth in folk and acoustic instruments, Aria has launched its brand new ABU-1 Uke Banjo. Built on the strength ...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Mar 2nd 2015 at 4:10PM
RETAIL ESSENTIALS: Laka Joe Brown Soprano Ukulele

RETAIL ESSENTIALS: Laka Joe Brown Soprano Ukulele

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The Laka range is a collection of professional-spec instruments, available to players in both acoustic and electro-acoustic formats.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Mar 2nd 2015 at 3:46PM
RETAIL ESSENTIALS: Barnes & Mullins Empress Banjo

RETAIL ESSENTIALS: Barnes & Mullins Empress Banjo

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Founded in 1895 by one of the most celebrated Victorian era banjo duos and makers – Messrs S. Bowley Barnes & Albert Mullins – it is only natural that traditional ...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Mar 2nd 2015 at 3:38PM

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RETAIL ESSENTIALS: Kona Ukuleles

RETAIL ESSENTIALS: Kona Ukuleles

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In a sea of affordably priced ukuleles on the market today, Kona aims to represent optimal value with two ranges of ukulele for beginner and professional players.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Mar 2nd 2015 at 3:15PM
RETAIL ESSENTIALS: Stageworks Gear Company U-Stand

RETAIL ESSENTIALS: Stageworks Gear Company U-Stand

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The Stageworks Gear Company launched the U-Stand at the end of 2013 with the aim of creating a slick, modern-looking ukulele stand at an affordable price.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Mar 2nd 2015 at 2:56PM
RETAIL ESSENTIALS: Stagg Soprano Exotic Ukulele

RETAIL ESSENTIALS: Stagg Soprano Exotic Ukulele

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With its solid cedar top, and rosewood back and sides, the Stagg Soprano Exotic Ukelele (USX-ROS-S) is designed to offer ukulele players optimised tonal qualities. The USX-ROS-S offers plenty of ...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Mar 2nd 2015 at 2:27PM
Tomandwill takes over Musisca

Tomandwill takes over Musisca

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UK based gig bag brand and music industry distributors, Tomandwill, has recently taken over the Musisca brand, adding more key products to its distribution catalogue.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Mar 2nd 2015 at 11:36AM

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LAURA B. WHITMORE: A woman in her 50s in the music biz

LAURA B. WHITMORE: A woman in her 50s in the music biz

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Our new columnist, US musician and founder of the Women’s International Music Network (WiMN) Laura B. Whitmore, discusses age and confidence in the industry, from a female perspective…

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Mar 2nd 2015 at 11:18AM
Korg announces Milton Keynes Learn To Play Day

Korg announces Milton Keynes Learn To Play Day

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Korg UK has announced that the Milton Keynes Learn To Play Day event will be held at StadiumMK on 21st March 2015.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Mar 2nd 2015 at 10:19AM
D'Addario adds Andrew Marriner to artist roster

D'Addario adds Andrew Marriner to artist roster

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D’Addario Woodwinds has added London Symphony Orchestra principal clarinetist, Andrew Marriner, to its artist roster.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Mar 2nd 2015 at 9:44AM
Music Cities Convention

Music Cities Convention

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The Music Cities Convention will open its doors on May 13th 2015, at Brighton’s Komedia Theatre.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 27th 2015 at 11:13AM

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Q&A: Brad Smith, senior sales and marketing manager of MI, Hal Leonard

Q&A: Brad Smith, senior sales and marketing manager of MI, Hal Leonard

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Brad Smith, senior sales and marketing manager of the MI division at Hal Leonard, tells the MI Report about how the industry has changed during his 22 years with the ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 27th 2015 at 10:05AM
TOP 10: This week's most read stories

TOP 10: This week's most read stories

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As February comes to an end, we count down the most read stories of the past seven days.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 27th 2015 at 9:36AM
Takamine completes worldwide distribution reconfiguration

Takamine completes worldwide distribution reconfiguration

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Takamine has completed its global distribution reconfiguration, having freed itself from a long-term distribution relationship with KMC Music — a division of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC).

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 26th 2015 at 5:33PM
World's Greatest Drummer Concert

World's Greatest Drummer Concert

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The World’s Greatest Drummer Concert returns to the Derngate Theartre, Northampton, on Tuesday 26th May 2015.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 26th 2015 at 10:39AM

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Gareth Malone OBE becomes Music for All ambassador

Gareth Malone OBE becomes Music for All ambassador

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MI charity Music for All has announced Gareth Malone OBE as its latest ambassador.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 25th 2015 at 3:08PM
WE CAN ORDER IT IN: The Vegetable Orchestra

WE CAN ORDER IT IN: The Vegetable Orchestra

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Don't get caught out by that enquiry for something really specialist...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 25th 2015 at 11:17AM
RETAIL PROFILE: Guitar Village

RETAIL PROFILE: Guitar Village

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While some bricks and mortar dealerships have struggled to cope in today’s market, Guitar Village has managed not only to keep its head above water but also grow its business. ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 25th 2015 at 11:01AM
Musical History Tour: Gav Coulson

Musical History Tour: Gav Coulson

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Roll up, roll up to discover the musical chops of those in and around the industry. Dodgy experiments in jazz/punk fusion? Brief flirtations with the outer reaches of the chart? ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 25th 2015 at 10:21AM
Check out the latest jobs in the MI industry

Check out the latest jobs in the MI industry

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Looking for a new job in the MI industry? Check out some of the latest vacancies added to the MI Pro jobs page.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 25th 2015 at 8:13AM
MIA: Making new customers for our shops

MIA: Making new customers for our shops

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MIA chief, Paul McManus, updates us on this year's National Learn to Play Day, which takes place on 21st March 2015.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 24th 2015 at 10:48AM
MIRC 2015: Rosetti to showcase new products at this year's event

MIRC 2015: Rosetti to showcase new products at this year's event

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UK supplier, Rosetti, will present a variety of new products from its roster of distributed brands at this year’s show, which takes place on Wednesday, June 17th at Northamptonshire's Whittlebury ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 24th 2015 at 10:01AM
VIDEO: Interview with Aguilar president and CEO

VIDEO: Interview with Aguilar president and CEO

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Last month, Ronnie Dungan travelled to New York to catch up with Dave Boonshoft and Dave Avenius of US bass specilaist Aguilar.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 2:22PM
COMMENT: Balance the books

COMMENT: Balance the books

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With easy access to free written music and guitar tabs online, it’s not surprising that sheet music has faced some stiff competition in recent years. Yet, it hasn’t had quite ...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 11:40AM