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ABRSM introduces new bowed strings syllabus

ABRSM introduces new bowed strings syllabus

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ABRSM has today (Thursday, July 2nd) released its new Bowed Strings Syllabus with refreshed repertoire lists for violin, viola and cello.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 2nd 2015 at 2:30PM
Venues Day 2015 details announced

Venues Day 2015 details announced

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This year’s Venues Day 2015 will take place on Tuesday, October 20th at London’s Ministry of Sound, Music Venue Trust has announced.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 1st 2015 at 5:14PM
Fleetwood Mac star becomes Orange Amplification ambassador

Fleetwood Mac star becomes Orange Amplification ambassador

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Fleetwood Mac bassist, John McVie, has become Orange Amplification’s latest brand ambassador.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 1st 2015 at 1:00PM
US distribution deal struck for JHS guitar brands

US distribution deal struck for JHS guitar brands

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JHS has appointed Texas-based distributor, RBI Music, as the official US distributor of its Fret-King, Vintage, Encore and Pilgrim guitar lines.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 1st 2015 at 10:36AM

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EMD expands distribution roster with La Rosa

EMD expands distribution roster with La Rosa

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EMD has become the exclusive distributor for Spanish-made cajon brand La Rosa.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 1st 2015 at 10:11AM
Headstock Distribution to distribute Schlagwerk in UK and Ireland

Headstock Distribution to distribute Schlagwerk in UK and Ireland

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Headstock Distribution has inked an exclusive UK and Ireland distribution agreement with German hand percussion manufacturer, Schlagwerk.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 1st 2015 at 8:21AM
Rosetti to distribute Ritter bags

Rosetti to distribute Ritter bags

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Rosetti has recently been appointed as distributor for Ritter bags in the UK and Ireland.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 30th 2015 at 3:08PM
'Creative industries growing at twice the rate of wider UK economy'

'Creative industries growing at twice the rate of wider UK economy'

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The UK’s creative industries are growing at more than twice the rate of the wider UK economy, according to new figures released by the Department for Culture Media and Sport ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 30th 2015 at 11:37AM

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Keep an eye out for stolen instruments

Keep an eye out for stolen instruments

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Between the 10th and 15th of June 2015 a number of distinctive instruments were stolen during a house burglary.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 30th 2015 at 11:11AM
MIA: Investing in the MI community

MIA: Investing in the MI community

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The MIA’s charity, Music for All, has a mission of 'Making More Musicians'. In this article, Paul McManus explains the strategy behind the actions it is taking across the United ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 30th 2015 at 10:31AM
MYSTERY SHOPPER: Leeds (part two)

MYSTERY SHOPPER: Leeds (part two)

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Our mystery man delivers the second instalment of his Leeds report…

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 29th 2015 at 9:50AM
TOP 10: This week's most read stories

TOP 10: This week's most read stories

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Our special focus on the acoustic guitar market tops this week’s top ten rundown.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 26th 2015 at 11:00AM

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RETAIL PROFILE: Sax.co.uk, London

RETAIL PROFILE: Sax.co.uk, London

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Recently relocated from Denmark Street, Sax.co.uk has set up shop on London’s Hampstead Road as part of a new brass and woodwind superstore. To find out more on the relocation, ...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 26th 2015 at 9:30AM
VIDEO: Ronnie Scott's to hold Music Instrument Amnesty

VIDEO: Ronnie Scott's to hold Music Instrument Amnesty

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On Saturday, July 11th, Ronnie Scott’s will hold a music instrument amnesty in a bid to provide children with musical equipment.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 25th 2015 at 3:15PM
MITS tickets free to those who book in advance

MITS tickets free to those who book in advance

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Tickets for this year’s Musical Instruments & Technology Show (MITS) are now available and will be free of charge to anyone who books in advance via the event’s website.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 25th 2015 at 10:29AM
VIDEO: Instrument for people with disabilities under development

VIDEO: Instrument for people with disabilities under development

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Bare Conductive, an East London design and engineering studio, has developed a digital musical instrument accessible to people with physical disabilities, according to makezine.com.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 24th 2015 at 5:19PM

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Moog Music sold to employees

Moog Music sold to employees

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Moog Music president and CEO, Mike Adams, has confirmed that the company will be sold off to its employees over the next six years.  

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 24th 2015 at 4:09PM
High Tech Distribution takes on Norman in the UK

High Tech Distribution takes on Norman in the UK

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High Tech Distribution has been appointed exclusive distributor of Canadian guitar brand Norman in the UK.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 24th 2015 at 11:03AM
MIA Conference and Awards details announced

MIA Conference and Awards details announced

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The MIA has today released details of its 2015 Business Conference and Music Awards.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 24th 2015 at 10:20AM
US: Gruhn Guitars names new president

US: Gruhn Guitars names new president

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US retailer, Gruhn Guitars, has announced Eric C. Newell as its new president and general manager, with business owner and founder George Gruhn now acting as chairman and CEO.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 24th 2015 at 9:54AM
MU lobbies Government to back live venues

MU lobbies Government to back live venues

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The Musicians’ Union (MU) headed to parliament yesterday to urge the Government to introduce a ‘Agent of Change Principle’ law to protect venues putting on live music and entertainment.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 23rd 2015 at 5:03PM
INTERVIEW: Charles 'Chas and Dave' Hodges

INTERVIEW: Charles 'Chas and Dave' Hodges

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Charles 'Chas and Dave' Hodges tells Daniel Gumble about his early days as a session musician, his brief stint with Deep Purple, heading into the studio once again with Dave ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 23rd 2015 at 3:34PM
Looking for a new job in the music industry?

Looking for a new job in the music industry?

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Looking for a new job in the MI industry? Then be sure to check out the latest vacancies on the MI Pro page.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 23rd 2015 at 11:09AM
Barnes & Mullins launches Traditional Instruments website

Barnes & Mullins launches Traditional Instruments website

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Barnes & Mullins has announced the launch of its new Traditional Instruments website.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 23rd 2015 at 10:04AM
RETAIL ESSENTIALS: The Wambooka from Wambooka

RETAIL ESSENTIALS: The Wambooka from Wambooka

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Revolutionary materials, Italian design and innovative manufacturing processes have resulted in the creation of an instrument that aims to deliver an all-new sound, says Italian company Wambooka.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 22nd 2015 at 2:54PM