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Fibonacci offers up the chance to win a guitar and help save Swanage Jazz Festival

Fibonacci offers up the chance to win a guitar and help save Swanage Jazz Festival

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Fibonacci Guitars is continuing its donations drive to help save the Swanage Jazz Festival by launching a new incentive for those who donate.

Laura  Barnes
on Oct 23rd 2017 at 11:13AM
OPINION: Why is there's still no justice for Radiohead drum technician Scott Johnson?

OPINION: Why is there's still no justice for Radiohead drum technician Scott Johnson?

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In his latest MI Pro column, professional guitar technician Adi Vines warns that without pressure from the concert industry, the circumstances of the Radiohead stage collapse in 2012, which killed ...

Laura  Barnes
on Oct 23rd 2017 at 10:28AM
How Inclusive Creativity is levelling the playing field between able and disabled musicians

How Inclusive Creativity is levelling the playing field between able and disabled musicians

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In 2015, Walled City Music, Drake Music and St. Magnus International Festival received funding from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation to develop a pilot participatory project using ‘inclusive creativity’ as its ...

Laura  Barnes
on Oct 22nd 2017 at 3:39PM
Native Instruments unveils huge growth plans following €50m investment

Native Instruments unveils huge growth plans following €50m investment

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Music software and hardware manufacturer Native Instruments has announced that it is receiving a €50 million investment from private equity firm EMH Partners.

Laura  Barnes
on Oct 20th 2017 at 11:54AM

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WATCH: How to re-create classic Big Muff sounds with EHX's Deluxe Big Muff Pi

WATCH: How to re-create classic Big Muff sounds with EHX's Deluxe Big Muff Pi

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Prolific session musician Bill Ruppert has released a new video showing how to re-create many of the vintage Big Muff sounds heard throughout the years on the modern Deluxe Big ...

Laura  Barnes
on Oct 20th 2017 at 11:19AM
Top 10 stories of the week: PMT opens London store, Rimmers Music theft, Harman insists no brands will close

Top 10 stories of the week: PMT opens London store, Rimmers Music theft, Harman insists no brands will close

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The biggest story on MI Pro this week was the news that PMT is opening a flagship store in central London.

Laura  Barnes
on Oct 20th 2017 at 10:17AM
Focusrite launches Pro division, headed up by Richard Nevens

Focusrite launches Pro division, headed up by Richard Nevens

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Focusrite has announced the launch of the new Focusrite Pro division, formed to serve the specific needs of audio professionals worldwide.

Laura  Barnes
on Oct 19th 2017 at 3:08PM
Harman responds to Austrian Audio launch - 'None of our brands are closing down, including AKG'

Harman responds to Austrian Audio launch - 'None of our brands are closing down, including AKG'

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Harman Pro has issued a statement to MI Pro sister title PSNEurope in response to the news that a group of laid-off AKG engineers have launched their own brand.

Laura  Barnes
on Oct 19th 2017 at 11:09AM

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'Mental health awareness should be a part of all music education courses' - HMUK

'Mental health awareness should be a part of all music education courses' - HMUK

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Help Musicians UK (HMUK) has revealed its landmark study on mental health and the music industry, highlighting the key issues musicians face, and outlining three key pledges.

Laura  Barnes
on Oct 19th 2017 at 10:08AM
SCV announces newly established partnership with Black Lion Audio

SCV announces newly established partnership with Black Lion Audio

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SCV Distribution has announced that it will once again distribute pro audio products from US-based outboard manufacturer Black Lion Audio.

Laura  Barnes
on Oct 18th 2017 at 4:47PM
Westside launches Sabian '360 Club' promotion

Westside launches Sabian '360 Club' promotion

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Westside Distribution has launched a new promotion offering a free, limited edition 16” AA X-Plosion Crash when you spend £360 on Sabian products from participating UK retailers.

Laura  Barnes
on Oct 18th 2017 at 11:49AM
PMT to open flagship store in central London

PMT to open flagship store in central London

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The UK’s largest musical instrument retail chain, PMT, has announced that it will be opening a new flagship store in central London.

Laura  Barnes
on Oct 18th 2017 at 11:27AM

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£1,500 Spector bass stolen from Rimmers Music Blackburn

£1,500 Spector bass stolen from Rimmers Music Blackburn

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Two thieves have stolen a Spector B4LX Euro 40th anniversary edition bass from retailer Rimmers Music.

Laura  Barnes
on Oct 18th 2017 at 11:10AM
BRC: Consumers will pay the price for the uncertainty around EU retail workers

BRC: Consumers will pay the price for the uncertainty around EU retail workers

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Brexit immigration uncertainty is fuelling workforce shortages in UK retail, and consumers will end up paying the price, warns the British Retail Consortium (BRC) in a new report.

Laura  Barnes
on Oct 17th 2017 at 11:33AM
IK Multimedia celebrates 15 years of AmpliTube with Build Your Own Rig promotion

IK Multimedia celebrates 15 years of AmpliTube with Build Your Own Rig promotion

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This year marks the 15th anniversary of AmpliTube and to celebrate, MI manufacturer IK Multimedia is offering up an exciting way for its users to save money on IK gear. ...

Laura  Barnes
on Oct 17th 2017 at 10:41AM