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Anatomy of an Instrument: The Ukulele

Anatomy of an Instrument: The Ukulele

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In this special edition of our Anatomy of an Instrument series, we’ve handed things over to an expert in the instrument this instalment focuses on. Mark Pugh has worked in ...

Laura  Barnes
on May 10th 2017 at 12:09PM
How to record your guitar at home

How to record your guitar at home

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Whether you’re looking to record some quick ideas or start composing full songs, Pedal Rockstar’s Nik has you covered with these handy tips.

Laura  Barnes
on May 9th 2017 at 12:09PM
REVIEW: White is the new black for the Korg MS-20 mini

REVIEW: White is the new black for the Korg MS-20 mini

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Originally launched in 1978, the MS-20 was a monophonic, patchable analog synthesiser that stayed in production until 1983. Revered for its thick, powerful sound, the synth became a firm favourite ...

Laura  Barnes
on May 8th 2017 at 12:08PM
Novation taking new Peak synth on tour of UK retailers

Novation taking new Peak synth on tour of UK retailers

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After being revealed at Superbooth 2017 in Berlin, Novation’s new Peak polyphonic synthesiser is set to head out on a tour of UK MI retailers this May and June.

Laura  Barnes
on May 8th 2017 at 9:50AM

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OPINION: How 'influencers' can help MI brands reach new markets

OPINION: How 'influencers' can help MI brands reach new markets

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Mimram Media’s Darrell Carter looks at how influential bloggers and YouTubers can help boost brands, and why the MI market should get in on the action.

Laura  Barnes
on May 5th 2017 at 12:11PM
Barnes & Mullins expands Peavey partnership

Barnes & Mullins expands Peavey partnership

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Peavey Commercial Audio has signed a new UK distribution deal with Barnes & Mullins after ending a three-year partnership with the Midwich Group.

Laura  Barnes
on May 5th 2017 at 11:25AM
OPINION: Why we need to keep calling out sexism in the music industry

OPINION: Why we need to keep calling out sexism in the music industry

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In her first column for MI Pro, radio presenter and DJ Rowena Lewis looks at recent cases of sexist incidents from bands, how they affect their fans, and why we ...

Laura  Barnes
on May 4th 2017 at 12:10PM
Crowdfunding Corner: Loog Pro, Groove guitar picks, Minijam Studio, Drumistic

Crowdfunding Corner: Loog Pro, Groove guitar picks, Minijam Studio, Drumistic

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MI Pro checks out the latest musical instrument projects looking for backers, or recently funded, on popular crowdsourcing sites Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

Laura  Barnes
on May 3rd 2017 at 12:11PM

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Is it time MI retailers embraced the vinyl revival?

Is it time MI retailers embraced the vinyl revival?

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The 10th annual Record Store Day took place on Saturday April 22nd, and early data suggest sales grew by 10% this year.

Laura  Barnes
on May 2nd 2017 at 12:10PM
Labour politician Michael Dugher becomes new UK Music chief executive

Labour politician Michael Dugher becomes new UK Music chief executive

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UK Music has announced that Labour politician Michael Dugher will be its new chief executive.

Laura  Barnes
on May 2nd 2017 at 10:07AM
Scientists advise young children to learn an instrument to improve intelligence

Scientists advise young children to learn an instrument to improve intelligence

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A new scientific study has found that listening to and playing music has a significant effect on the brain, and learning an instrument from a young age helps improve IQ ...

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 28th 2017 at 11:08AM
Top 10 stories of the week: What consumers really want, Ed Sheeran signature Martin guitar, Fair Deal Music expansion

Top 10 stories of the week: What consumers really want, Ed Sheeran signature Martin guitar, Fair Deal Music expansion

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Our most popular article this week is our look at the retail technology of the near future, and what shoppers want from a retail app.

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 28th 2017 at 10:28AM

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ISM awards Oliver Knussen CBE with Distinguished Musician Award

ISM awards Oliver Knussen CBE with Distinguished Musician Award

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The eminent composer-conductor Oliver Knussen CBE has been awarded the ISM Distinguished Musician Award 2016 for his extraordinary services to music as a leading figure in contemporary classical music.

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 27th 2017 at 5:30PM
UK's first ever live music census launches

UK's first ever live music census launches

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A nationwide online survey for musicians, venues, promoters and audiences has launched to help measure live music’s cultural and economic value.

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 27th 2017 at 11:09AM
John Kaukis joins Adam Hall Group's UK sales team

John Kaukis joins Adam Hall Group's UK sales team

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The Adam Hall Group has appointed John Kaukis as its new sales manager for UK and Ireland retail.

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 27th 2017 at 10:29AM