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Gear4music Christmas sales up 37 per cent

Gear4music Christmas sales up 37 per cent

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Online MI retailer, Gear4music, has reported a like-for-like 37 per cent increase in Christmas sales for the period November 1st to December 31st 2015 in its latest trading report.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 7th 2016 at 11:40AM
BOUTIQUE WEEK: Fredric Effects

BOUTIQUE WEEK: Fredric Effects

NEWS

MI Pro’s Boutique Week continues with an in-depth look at north London-based boutique FX pedal manufacturer, Fredric Effects.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 7th 2016 at 9:47AM
NAMM 2016: Adam Hall to showcase latest lines in LA

NAMM 2016: Adam Hall to showcase latest lines in LA

NEWS

Adam Hall will be bringing a diverse array of product to NAMM 2016 from its full line-up of distributed brands.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 6th 2016 at 5:11PM
Barnes & Mullins takes on DR Handmade Strings distribution

Barnes & Mullins takes on DR Handmade Strings distribution

NEWS

Barnes & Mullins has been appointed exclusive distributor for DR Handmade Strings in the UK and Ireland.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 6th 2016 at 3:11PM

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BOUTIQUE WEEK: Stone Deaf Effects and Amplification

BOUTIQUE WEEK: Stone Deaf Effects and Amplification

NEWS

Today we enter day three of Boutique Week, as we shine a spotlight on some of the UK’s leading boutique FX pedal brands and retailers.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 6th 2016 at 10:22AM
Porter & Davies announces direct distribution to US

Porter & Davies announces direct distribution to US

NEWS

Monitoring specialist, Porter & Davies, has revealed that its US customers can now buy directly from its website at http://www.porteranddavies.co.uk.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 5th 2016 at 3:12PM
LAURA B. WHITMORE: 10 reasons not to miss the 2016 She Rocks Awards

LAURA B. WHITMORE: 10 reasons not to miss the 2016 She Rocks Awards

NEWS

Our US columnist, musician and WiMN (Women's International Music Network) founder, Laura B. Whitmore, provides ten reasons why you won’t want to miss the 2016 She Rocks Awards…

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 5th 2016 at 2:32PM
Turntable sales are through the roof - it might be worth stocking up

Turntable sales are through the roof - it might be worth stocking up

NEWS

With turntable sales through the roof, MI retailers might want to look at increasing their stock in 2016, says MI Pro editor, Daniel Gumble.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 5th 2016 at 11:07AM

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BOUTIQUE WEEK: Joe's Pedals

BOUTIQUE WEEK: Joe's Pedals

NEWS

This week, MI Pro proudly launched Boutique Week – an all-new feature in which we zero in in some of the leading businesses in the boutique FX pedal market. Yesterday, ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 5th 2016 at 10:00AM
Robert Wilson receives MBE for services to the music industry

Robert Wilson receives MBE for services to the music industry

NEWS

Sound Technology chairman, Robert Wilson, has been recognised with an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen’s 2016 honours list for his services to the ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 4th 2016 at 1:48PM
NAMM 2016: Laura B Whitmore to host Success Strategies for Women panel

NAMM 2016: Laura B Whitmore to host Success Strategies for Women panel

NEWS

WiMN (Women’s International Music Network) founder and MI Pro columnist, Laura B. Whitmore, will hosting a special panel at NAMM 2016 named Success Strategies for Women in the Music Industry ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 4th 2016 at 11:30AM
BOUTIQUE WEEK: Rainger FX

BOUTIQUE WEEK: Rainger FX

NEWS

MI Pro is kicking off the new year in style with Boutique Week – a brand new feature for 2016 in which we catch up with some of the UK’s ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 4th 2016 at 10:37AM

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TOP 10: What went down in 2015

TOP 10: What went down in 2015

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With the new year fast approaching, we thought we’d round-up the ten biggest stories of 2015.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 4th 2016 at 9:22AM
The top stories of 2015: Nov-Dec

The top stories of 2015: Nov-Dec

NEWS

With 2015 drawing to a close, MI Pro looks back over the biggest stories from the past 12 months.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 30th 2015 at 10:19AM
The top stories of 2015: Sept-Oct

The top stories of 2015: Sept-Oct

NEWS

As 2015 draws to a close, MI Pro is looking back over the biggest stories from the past 12 months.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 29th 2015 at 10:43AM
The top stories of 2015: July-Aug

The top stories of 2015: July-Aug

NEWS

As 2015 draws to a close, MI Pro is taking a look back over the biggest stories from the past 12 months.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 28th 2015 at 9:58AM

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Check out the latest music industry job opportunities

Check out the latest music industry job opportunities

NEWS

Are you looking for a new challenge in the world of MI? Check out the latest opportunities on the MI Pro jobs board.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 23rd 2015 at 10:23AM
The top stories of 2015: May-June

The top stories of 2015: May-June

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Our 2015 retrospective continues with a look back over the biggest stories from the past 12 months.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 23rd 2015 at 10:19AM
BBICO adds new brands to overseas distribution line-up

BBICO adds new brands to overseas distribution line-up

NEWS

From January 1st 2016 The British Band Instrument Company (BBICO) will be representing QuikLok Stands and Eko Guitars for sales in the Middle East and Africa, along with Acus Sound ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 22nd 2015 at 3:40PM
The top stories of 2015: March-April

The top stories of 2015: March-April

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As 2015 draws to a close, MI Pro is looking back over the biggest stories from the past 12 months.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 22nd 2015 at 11:23AM
MUSICIANS' UNION: The need for honesty in live performance

MUSICIANS' UNION: The need for honesty in live performance

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This month’s column from the Musicians’ Union looks at the need for a code of honesty in the world of live performance...

on Dec 22nd 2015 at 10:16AM
Keep The Square alive: An important petition for a great local venue

Keep The Square alive: An important petition for a great local venue

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A petition has been launched to ensure that soon to be closed Harlow, Essex venue The Square is given a future in the town.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 21st 2015 at 11:18AM
The top stories of 2015: Jan-Feb

The top stories of 2015: Jan-Feb

NEWS

As 2015 draws to a close, MI Pro is looking back over the biggest stories from the past 12 months.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 21st 2015 at 11:14AM
Book now for the MI Pro Website and Newsletter service for 2016

Book now for the MI Pro Website and Newsletter service for 2016

NEWS

The MI Pro website and newsletter service has been an integral platform and means of communication to the musical instrument trade for over ten years, making it the number one ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 21st 2015 at 8:26AM
ROLI releases free NOISE iPhone app

ROLI releases free NOISE iPhone app

NEWS

ROLI, the company behind the innovative Seaboard GRAND keyboard instrument, has released a free iPhone app named NOISE, which is designed to ‘truly expressive musical instrument’.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Dec 18th 2015 at 10:44AM