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Frederick Hyde completes Percussion Plus purchase

Frederick Hyde completes Percussion Plus purchase

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Frederick Hyde has confirmed that it has now completed the purchase of MI manufacturer Percussion Plus.

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 23rd 2017 at 9:51AM
Feargal Sharkey launches new music platform to showcase the multi-cultural diversity of the UK music scene

Feargal Sharkey launches new music platform to showcase the multi-cultural diversity of the UK music scene

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Fronted by music legend and ex Undertones frontman Feargal Sharkey, a new music platform called Salute as launched.

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 22nd 2017 at 2:00PM
'The imminent triggering of Article 50 is already impacting retail'

'The imminent triggering of Article 50 is already impacting retail'

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BRC and Springboard have released their latest Footfall and Vacancies Monitor, which covers the four weeks from January 29th to February 25th 2017.

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 21st 2017 at 5:01PM
ABRSM and Music Mark team up to launch Learn Music London

ABRSM and Music Mark team up to launch Learn Music London

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Music education organisations ABRSM and Music Mark have teamed up to launch a new website to enable London’s parents to find a wealth of local opportunities for their children to ...

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 21st 2017 at 2:44PM

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MONO launches direct dealer program in US

MONO launches direct dealer program in US

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MONO has announced its plan to distribute its full line of innovative cases and accessories directly to premier music dealers across the US.

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 21st 2017 at 12:50PM
Crowdfunding Corner: Populele, Arcano Chiptune Synth, WoodenK Capos, Click Pick, Pisound

Crowdfunding Corner: Populele, Arcano Chiptune Synth, WoodenK Capos, Click Pick, Pisound

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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 Mar 21st 2017 at 10:51AM
Online guide to beating ticket touts backed by Ed Sheeran, Radiohead, Mumford & Sons, Royal Blood and more

Online guide to beating ticket touts backed by Ed Sheeran, Radiohead, Mumford & Sons, Royal Blood and more

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A new online guide to help music fans beat ticket touts has launched with backing from a number of big bands and musicians.

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 20th 2017 at 3:56PM
Hal Leonard becomes exclusive distributor for ZT Lunchbox Amps in Europe

Hal Leonard becomes exclusive distributor for ZT Lunchbox Amps in Europe

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The self-proclaimed “loudest little amps in the world”, ZT Amplifiers, will now be distributed exclusively by Hal Leonard MGB in all European territories excluding Germany.

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 20th 2017 at 2:03PM

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Chuck Berry: Musicians pay tribute to the legendary songwriter and guitarist

Chuck Berry: Musicians pay tribute to the legendary songwriter and guitarist

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Influential rock ’n’ roll musician Chuck Berry died at the age of 90 this weekend.

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 20th 2017 at 11:31AM
6 essential characteristics of a good guitar case

6 essential characteristics of a good guitar case

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In his latest MI Pro advice column, Nik from Pedal Rockstar runs down the key attributes of the perfect guitar case…

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 20th 2017 at 10:38AM
Applications for the European Musical Instrument Dealer Awards now open - here's how to enter

Applications for the European Musical Instrument Dealer Awards now open - here's how to enter

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For the second time, the Society Of Music Merchants (SOMM), is hosting the European Musical Instrument Dealer Awards (EMIDA) at Musikmesse on Wednesday, April 5th,

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 19th 2017 at 3:34PM
Frederick Hyde in negotiations to take over Percussion Plus

Frederick Hyde in negotiations to take over Percussion Plus

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Frederick Hyde has announced that it is currently negotiating a takeover bid for Percussion Plus.

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 17th 2017 at 10:45AM

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Top 10 stories of the week: Gibson/JHS legal battle, Percussion Plus enters administration, 5 major issues for retailers

Top 10 stories of the week: Gibson/JHS legal battle, Percussion Plus enters administration, 5 major issues for retailers

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This week’s biggest news was that Gibson has confirmed the exclusive rights to various trademarked guitar designs in a legal dispute with JHS.

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 17th 2017 at 9:46AM
The MU reacts to UK musicians being denied entry into US to perform at SXSW

The MU reacts to UK musicians being denied entry into US to perform at SXSW

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At least five musicians have had their permission to travel to the United States to perform at SXSW unexpectedly revoked.

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 16th 2017 at 4:24PM
These are the 5 major issues that bricks and mortar retailers will face in 2017

These are the 5 major issues that bricks and mortar retailers will face in 2017

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Bricks and mortar retailers in the UK are in for a difficult 2017 thanks to a “perfect storm” of challenges that are set to hit high street shops this year, ...

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 16th 2017 at 10:17AM