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COLIN REES: Silent salesman

COLIN REES: Silent salesman

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Colin Rees is a veteran sales trainer and business consultant with many decades’ worth of expertise in the bicycle retail sector.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 11th 2015 at 10:41AM
SECRET DEALER: Post-NAMM products

SECRET DEALER: Post-NAMM products

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And so January hits us like a cold spade in the face - racing along for the first week before slowing right down in anticipation of the Great Big Californian ...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 11th 2015 at 10:20AM
INTERVIEW: Aguilar president Dave Boonshoft and CEO Dave Avenius

INTERVIEW: Aguilar president Dave Boonshoft and CEO Dave Avenius

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While 2014 proved to be a challenging year for many, New York bass amp and effects manufacturer Aguilar reported the most successful year in its 20-year history. Ronnie Dungan made ...

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Feb 11th 2015 at 10:04AM
MIRC 2015: Yamaha including Line 6 confirmed as key partner

MIRC 2015: Yamaha including Line 6 confirmed as key partner

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Yamaha including Line 6 has been confirmed as a key partner for this year’s MIRC, which returns to Northampton’s Whittlebury Hall on Wednesday, June 17th.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 10th 2015 at 10:34AM

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MYSTERY SHOPPER: Reading

MYSTERY SHOPPER: Reading

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This month our man of mystery pays a visit to Reading to check out its MI offering…

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 10th 2015 at 9:45AM
BIRKETTS: Negotiating the safe harbour of competition law

BIRKETTS: Negotiating the safe harbour of competition law

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In his second MI Pro column, partner at legal advice specialist Birketts Rafael Ruiz, continues his guide to the complexities of competition law. This month, he outlines the finer details ...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 10th 2015 at 9:41AM
MI PIONEERS: Bob Moog

MI PIONEERS: Bob Moog

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This month, our Pioneers focus shifts its gaze to the world of electro, as we take a look back at the career of synth pioneer Bob Moog…

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 9th 2015 at 11:27AM
NAMM 2015 review

NAMM 2015 review

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The NAMM 2015 show once again provided the industry with a raft of new products and major announcements to set the tone for the year ahead. MI Pro reports back ...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 9th 2015 at 11:14AM

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NAMM 2015: Studiomaster unveils new products

NAMM 2015: Studiomaster unveils new products

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Studiomaster showcased its latest pro audio products at the 2015 NAMM show.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 9th 2015 at 10:43AM
RETAIL ESSENTIALS: Hofner Verythin Ltd

RETAIL ESSENTIALS: Hofner Verythin Ltd

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Based on the original classic guitar body shape from 1960, and with a body depth of measuring in at 1.25 inches, the Hofner Verythin was extremely popular with bands and ...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 9th 2015 at 9:40AM
RETAIL ESSENTIALS:  Fret-King Black Label JDD

RETAIL ESSENTIALS: Fret-King Black Label JDD

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Respected guitarist Jerry Donohue cooperated with Trev Wilkinson and Seymour Duncan to create a Fret-King ‘JD’ guitar which would be the match for his prized ’52.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 9th 2015 at 9:39AM
12 Bar Club squatters evicted as Denmark Street developer moves in

12 Bar Club squatters evicted as Denmark Street developer moves in

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A group of up to 20 squatters have been evicted from Denmark Street’s iconic 12 Bar Club, which has been forced to close as part of a controversial redevelopment project.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 9th 2015 at 9:38AM

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INTERVIEW: Billy Lunn, The Subways

INTERVIEW: Billy Lunn, The Subways

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The Subways return this month with their self-titled fourth album. Front man, Billy Lunn, tells Daniel Gumble about taking on production duties for the first time, gear and why MI ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 6th 2015 at 11:27AM
D'Addario celebrates fifth Birthday

D'Addario celebrates fifth Birthday

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2015 marks the fifth anniversary of D’Addario UK’s opening.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 6th 2015 at 11:11AM
MI Pro digital edition now available

MI Pro digital edition now available

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The February edition of MI Pro is now available to read online or download as a PDF.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 6th 2015 at 10:42AM
TOP 10: This week's most read stories

TOP 10: This week's most read stories

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As the first week of February comes to an end we take a look at the most read stories of the past seven days.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 6th 2015 at 9:33AM

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Orange offering free rock guitar syllabus for Learn to Play Day

Orange offering free rock guitar syllabus for Learn to Play Day

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Orange will be getting involved with this year’s National Learn to Play Day by giving away its brand new 16-part beginner Rock Guitar Syllabus, worth £14.99.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 5th 2015 at 11:44AM
Final dividend for Digital Village creditors

Final dividend for Digital Village creditors

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Digital Village creditors are set to receive a final dividend of 37p/£, as a result of 18 months’ work by the Creditors Committee, consisting of the MIA, Sound Technology, Korg, ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 5th 2015 at 11:05AM
NAMM 2015: inMusic Brands wins multiple awards

NAMM 2015: inMusic Brands wins multiple awards

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inMusic has received both the NAMM Best In Show award, for Akai Professional's new Advance Keyboards, and the Company To Watch award for inMusic as a whole.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 5th 2015 at 10:25AM
VIDEO: Inside Collings Mandolins

VIDEO: Inside Collings Mandolins

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Collings Guitars offers a glimpse at the work goes on behind the scenes to create its acclaimed line of mandolins.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 4th 2015 at 11:30AM
INTERVIEW: Chrissy Hansen, Chicago Music Exchange

INTERVIEW: Chrissy Hansen, Chicago Music Exchange

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Chrissy Hansen, director of marketing and e-commerce for US retailer, Chicago Music Exchange, discusses retail trends and how to get the most from social media for the MI Report... ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 4th 2015 at 11:13AM
NAMM 2015: Video highlights

NAMM 2015: Video highlights

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With the dust now settled on another Winter NAMM, we are delighted to serve up our very own video compilation of some of this year’s many highlights.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 3rd 2015 at 4:21PM
LAURA B. WHITMORE: A trade show from a female perspective

LAURA B. WHITMORE: A trade show from a female perspective

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Our new columnist, US musician and founder of the Women’s International Music Network (WiMN) Laura B. Whitmore, serves up her second contribution to MI Pro. This time, a look at ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 3rd 2015 at 4:04PM
Les Paul's very own '54 Custom Black Beauty to be auctioned

Les Paul's very own '54 Custom Black Beauty to be auctioned

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Later this month, Les Paul’s very own 1954 Custom guitar, dubbed the Black Beauty, will be auctioned by Guernsey’s in the US, according to MI Pro US sister title, Guitar ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 3rd 2015 at 11:42AM
MIRC 2015: Date and venue confirmed for this year's show

MIRC 2015: Date and venue confirmed for this year's show

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Returning once again to Northamptonshire’s Whittlebury Hall, this year’s MI Retail Conference and Expo (MIRC) will take place on Wednesday, June 17th.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 3rd 2015 at 10:58AM