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Queen's Award for Enterprise goes to Focusrite

Queen's Award for Enterprise goes to Focusrite

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Focusrite has been honoured with the 2016 Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 21st 2016 at 11:06AM
Music Cities Convention speaker line-up confirmed

Music Cities Convention speaker line-up confirmed

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The full speaker line-up for this year’s Music Cities Convention has been revealed, with 27 speakers from 16 set to speak at the event.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 20th 2016 at 3:53PM
NAMM Musikmesse Russia details revealed

NAMM Musikmesse Russia details revealed

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The NAMM Musikmesse Russia and Prolight_Sound NAMM Russia shows return for their fifth annual outing this year, taking place at Moscow’s Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Centre from September 15th-18th 2016.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 20th 2016 at 11:21AM
Music teacher job losses highlighted in new MU report

Music teacher job losses highlighted in new MU report

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The Musicians’ Union has released a new report on the state of music education in England, highlighting the number of music teachers that have either lost their jobs or left ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 20th 2016 at 10:14AM

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Robert Wilson receives MBE

Robert Wilson receives MBE

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Sound Technology chairman, Robert Wilson has received an MBE in honour of his services to the music industry and charity.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 19th 2016 at 11:18AM
WATCH: Desperados beer bottles transformed into musical instruments

WATCH: Desperados beer bottles transformed into musical instruments

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Heineken has kick-started a new global campaign fir its tequila flavoured Desperados beer, which sees the bottles transformed into electronic musical instruments.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 19th 2016 at 11:03AM
Jupiter Brass appoints new sales manager for southern England

Jupiter Brass appoints new sales manager for southern England

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Korg UK, official distributor for Jupiter Brass in the UK and Ireland, has appointed Stuart Middleton to the position of area sales manager, southern England, for the brand.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 19th 2016 at 10:13AM
Mansons Guitar Shop recognised with Retailer of the Year award

Mansons Guitar Shop recognised with Retailer of the Year award

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Mansons Guitar Shop has been honoured at the Exeter Living Awards 2016, taking home the coveted Retailer of the Year award.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 18th 2016 at 2:58PM

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LAURA B. WHITMORE: 10 ways to get more girls playing guitar

LAURA B. WHITMORE: 10 ways to get more girls playing guitar

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In her latest MI Pro column, WiMN (Women's International Music Network) founder, Laura B. Whitmore, looks at how we can get more girls playing guitar…

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 18th 2016 at 11:08AM
BILLY LUNN: A vindication of the cover song

BILLY LUNN: A vindication of the cover song

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The Subways frontman and MI Pro columnist, Billy Lunn, writes in defence of the cover song and serves up a few of his favourite takes on old classics…

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 18th 2016 at 10:05AM
The best new jobs in the music industry

The best new jobs in the music industry

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Looking for a new opportunity in the music industry? Check out the MI Pro jobs board for the latest vacancies.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 18th 2016 at 6:37AM
$2bn linked to Panama papers spent on musical instruments, says Vladimir Putin

$2bn linked to Panama papers spent on musical instruments, says Vladimir Putin

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Millions of dollars channelled through offshore firms belonging to a close friend of Vladimir Putin were used to purchase rare and expensive classical instruments, the Russian president has said.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 18th 2016 at 6:31AM

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WATCH: New app designed to help players learn to play by ear

WATCH: New app designed to help players learn to play by ear

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A new app named Anytune has been launched to help musicians refine their skills and learn to play by ear.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 15th 2016 at 11:14AM
Top 10: This week's biggest stories

Top 10: This week's biggest stories

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Reaction to the new-look Musikmesse show dominates this week’s chart, as we round up the biggest headlines from the past seven days.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 15th 2016 at 10:05AM
Yamaha scoops four MIPA gongs at Musikmesse 2016

Yamaha scoops four MIPA gongs at Musikmesse 2016

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Last week’s Musikmesse saw Yamaha pick up four gongs at the 17th annual MIPA (Musikmesse International Press Awards) ceremony.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 14th 2016 at 3:15PM
MI EXPO: Registration now open

MI EXPO: Registration now open

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Registration for the inaugural MI Expo, in association with Musikmesse, is now open.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 14th 2016 at 11:55AM

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MUSIKMESSE 2016: UK market responds to new show model

MUSIKMESSE 2016: UK market responds to new show model

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When the new Musikmesse model was announced just over a year ago, the UK MI industry’s response was one of scepticism. Retailers, brands and suppliers alike questioned the show’s ability ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 14th 2016 at 10:53AM
Korg promo on Jupiter range

Korg promo on Jupiter range

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Korg UK is running a special promo across its range of Jupiter instruments for UK dealers.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 13th 2016 at 4:29PM
Musikmesse 2016 showstoppers: The products that caught our eye

Musikmesse 2016 showstoppers: The products that caught our eye

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As the dust begins to settle on Musikmesse and Prolight+Sound 2016, MI Pro rounds up some of the key product launches from the Frankfurt show. Here a just a few ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 13th 2016 at 2:37PM
New UK Drum Show announced for 2016

New UK Drum Show announced for 2016

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A brand new event for UK drummers and percussionists has been announced in the form of The Drum Show.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 13th 2016 at 11:58AM
Relish Guitars backs UK launch with special dealer packs

Relish Guitars backs UK launch with special dealer packs

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Swiss guitar manufacturer, Relish Guitars, is readying its UK launch of innovative, design-led guitars with a variety of purchase packages for retailers offering up to 79 per cent ROI.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 13th 2016 at 11:35AM
New online music teacher training course announced

New online music teacher training course announced

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BecomeaMusicTeacher.com and education specialist, Andy Gleadhill, have launched a new music teacher training course aimed at musicians who want to become independent music teachers.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 13th 2016 at 10:47AM
MUSIKMESSE 2016: Visitor numbers up following introduction of 'new concept'

MUSIKMESSE 2016: Visitor numbers up following introduction of 'new concept'

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Visitor numbers for the 2016 Musikmesse and Prolight+Sound shows are up on last year’s outing, as almost 110,000 visitors from around 130 countries flocked to Frankfurt.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 13th 2016 at 10:22AM
WATCH: Orange launches 'How to Void Your Warranty' web series

WATCH: Orange launches 'How to Void Your Warranty' web series

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Orange has launched a new web series based on questions received on its YouTube channel entitled ‘How To Void Your Warranty’.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 12th 2016 at 8:49AM
LAW HOLT: 'The music industry must cease to be dominated by white, male beneficiaries of internships'

LAW HOLT: 'The music industry must cease to be dominated by white, male beneficiaries of internships'

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With a new album in the offing, 2016 looks set to be a significant year for Edinburgh vocalist and songwriter Law Holt. An artist that refuses to be pigeonholed or ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 11th 2016 at 7:38PM