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Open To Question: Simon Gilson, PMT

Open To Question: Simon Gilson, PMT

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Last month you grilled the MIA’s chief executive, Paul McManus. Now you have the opportunity to do the same with one of the UK’s leading MI retailers, Simon Gilson ...

on Mar 29th 2016 at 7:41AM
Dave Grohl fights Cornwall council in support of teenage metal band

Dave Grohl fights Cornwall council in support of teenage metal band

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Nirvana and Foo Fighters legend and all-round good egg, Dave Grohl, has continued in his bid for the title of world’s nicest man by personally penning a letter to Cornwall ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 24th 2016 at 11:38AM
TOP 10: This week's biggest stories

TOP 10: This week's biggest stories

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With the long-weekend almost upon us, we thought we’d deliver our rundown of the week’s biggest stories a day early.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 24th 2016 at 10:33AM
MUSICIANS' UNION: An alternative vision for the BBC

MUSICIANS' UNION: An alternative vision for the BBC

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In its latest MI Pro column, the Musicians’ Union  outlines an alternative vision for the BBC…

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 23rd 2016 at 3:50PM

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Institute of Contemporary Music Performance acquires Alchemea College

Institute of Contemporary Music Performance acquires Alchemea College

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The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP) has acquired Alchemea College, with the facility to operate under the new name Alchemea @ICMP.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 23rd 2016 at 11:19AM
Steve White to embark on Yamaha drum clinic tour

Steve White to embark on Yamaha drum clinic tour

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Yamaha is set to embark on a UK drum clinic tour with British drum legend Steve White.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 23rd 2016 at 11:01AM
INTERVIEW: Jeff Wooton on his debut album, gear and working with some of the world's biggest artists

INTERVIEW: Jeff Wooton on his debut album, gear and working with some of the world's biggest artists

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Over the past five years, Jeff Wooton has become one of the UK’s most in-demand guitarists. After joining Damon Albarn’s Gorillaz as lead guitarist back in 2011, aged just 23, ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 23rd 2016 at 10:43AM
5 things we've learned about the UK's boutique amp market

5 things we've learned about the UK's boutique amp market

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As part of our recent Boutique Week, MI Pro spoke to a number of UK boutique amp manufacturers to find out more about the key challenges facing the sector. Here ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 22nd 2016 at 10:28AM

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BILLY LUNN: The Beatles vs The Rolling Stones and the North-South divide

BILLY LUNN: The Beatles vs The Rolling Stones and the North-South divide

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The Subways front man and MI Pro columnist, Billy Lunn, takes a look at the age-old Beatles vs Stones argument and the so-called North-South divide in music…

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 21st 2016 at 4:41PM
Yamaha taking Montage synthesizer on the road

Yamaha taking Montage synthesizer on the road

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Yamaha is taking its Montage range of synthesizers on the road next month, visiting 11 locations across the UK.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 21st 2016 at 11:33AM
Drumming good for mental health, says Royal College of Music

Drumming good for mental health, says Royal College of Music

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Drumming can have a positive impact on mental health, significantly reducing depression and anxiety, according to a new study by the Royal College of Music.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 21st 2016 at 11:14AM
Red Dog Music acquires Production Room

Red Dog Music acquires Production Room

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Red Dog Music has acquired Leeds-based pro audio specialist Production Room, in what will become Red Dog’s third UK store.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 21st 2016 at 8:02AM

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TOP 10: This week's biggest stories

TOP 10: This week's biggest stories

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As another week draws to a close, we round up the ten biggest stories on MI Pro from the past seven days.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 18th 2016 at 10:40AM
BOUTIQUE WEEK: 633 Engineering

BOUTIQUE WEEK: 633 Engineering

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As our second Boutique Week of 2016 draws to a close, we catch up with Cliff Brown, owner of boutique amp manufacturer 633 Engineering, to discuss the company’s origins, the ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 18th 2016 at 9:00AM
The Subways front man Billy Lunn joins MI Pro

The Subways front man Billy Lunn joins MI Pro

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We are delighted to announce that Billy Lunn, front man with three-piece UK rock outfit The Subways, has joined the MI Pro team as a new monthly columnist.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 17th 2016 at 7:42PM
LAURA B. WHITMORE: Sexism in music industry marketing is demeaning to us all

LAURA B. WHITMORE: Sexism in music industry marketing is demeaning to us all

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MI Pro’s US columnist, musician and WiMN (Women's International Music Network) founder, Laura B. Whitmore, looks at the representation of women in music industry marketing…

on Mar 17th 2016 at 2:55PM

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Source Distribution clinches exclusive UK distribution of iOgrapher

Source Distribution clinches exclusive UK distribution of iOgrapher

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Source Distribution has been appointed exclusive distributor for iOgrapher Media Cases products in the UK.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 17th 2016 at 11:08AM
BOUTIQUE WEEK: Juketone

BOUTIQUE WEEK: Juketone

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MI Pro’s focus on the UK’s boutique amplification market continues, as we catch up with Alistair Lawrence, director at amp manufacturer Juketone.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 17th 2016 at 10:28AM
Royal College of Music secures rare 1758 Gagliano violin

Royal College of Music secures rare 1758 Gagliano violin

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The Royal College of Music has secured the permanent loan of a 1758 Nicolò Gagliano violin.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 16th 2016 at 5:14PM
Sabian HH Remastered UK clinic tour kicks off later this month

Sabian HH Remastered UK clinic tour kicks off later this month

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Sabian has announced a UK clinic tour centred on its HH Remastered range.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 16th 2016 at 4:15PM
Joyo Audio stung by unauthorised online retailers

Joyo Audio stung by unauthorised online retailers

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Joyo Audio has warned the UK market against unauthorised retailers, after a number of China-based companies were found to be selling its products into the country.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 16th 2016 at 3:17PM
Is UK live music in decline? Report says 63 per cent of people haven't been to a gig in past year

Is UK live music in decline? Report says 63 per cent of people haven't been to a gig in past year

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Concerns over the future of the UK’s live music industry have been raised after new research conducted by AV and lighting firm AVonics revealed that 63 per cent of the ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 16th 2016 at 11:20AM
BOUTIQUE WEEK: Cornell Custom

BOUTIQUE WEEK: Cornell Custom

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It’s day three of MI Pro’s Boutique Week, in which we shine a spotlight upon the UK’s boutique amp sector.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 16th 2016 at 9:30AM
IAG appoints new head of marketing for Wharfedale Pro

IAG appoints new head of marketing for Wharfedale Pro

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IAG (International Audio Group) has appointed Peter Peck as new head of marketing for Wharfedale Pro.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 15th 2016 at 3:27PM
BOUTIQUE WEEK: Stoneham Amplification

BOUTIQUE WEEK: Stoneham Amplification

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Our weeklong focus on the boutique amp market continues with Stoneham Amplification.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 15th 2016 at 11:27AM