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New piano, trumpet and trombone syllabuses from ABRSM

New piano, trumpet and trombone syllabuses from ABRSM

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The Royal Schools of Music’s exam board (ABRSM) has launched new syllabuses for piano, trumpet and trombone exams in 2017 and 2018.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 11th 2016 at 10:27AM
Velta to offer advice on post-EU referendum export markets at MI Expo

Velta to offer advice on post-EU referendum export markets at MI Expo

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Velta has revealed that it will be focusing on helping those interested in exploring export markets at this year’s MI Expo.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 10th 2016 at 3:54PM
Barnes and Mullins launches new Admira Guitars website for UK customers

Barnes and Mullins launches new Admira Guitars website for UK customers

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A new UK website for Admira Guitars has been unveiled by Barnes and Mullins, encouraging musicians to “discover a new voice”.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 10th 2016 at 12:30PM
Find out about the AMSonline education portal at MI Expo

Find out about the AMSonline education portal at MI Expo

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The Academy of Music and Sound (AMS) will be showcasing its brand new online music education portal at this year’s show.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 8th 2016 at 11:03AM

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Top 10 biggest stories of the week

Top 10 biggest stories of the week

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Once again, news about how Brexit is affecting the MI industry has topped this week’s most popular stories rundown. But you may be surprised to read that it’s actually a ...

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 8th 2016 at 9:49AM
Active Music Distribution to launch special Ludwig Summer Promotion at MI Expo

Active Music Distribution to launch special Ludwig Summer Promotion at MI Expo

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MI Expo exhibitor Active Music Distribution will be showcasing its best-selling Ludwig Breakbeats kits at the show, as well as launching its special Ludwig Summer Promotion.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 7th 2016 at 3:50PM
InMusic to acquire audio manufacturer Rane

InMusic to acquire audio manufacturer Rane

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InMusic has revealed that it is set to acquire DJ product manufacturer Rane Corporation, with the transaction set to be completed this summer.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 7th 2016 at 1:24PM
Matthew Hickman joins D'Addario's international team

Matthew Hickman joins D'Addario's international team

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D’Addario has appointed Matthew Hickman as its new European marketing manager.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 7th 2016 at 12:42PM

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IK Multimedia joins MI Expo line-up

IK Multimedia joins MI Expo line-up

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IK Multimedia will be exhibiting its range of music creation software and hardware at this year’s MI Expo.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 7th 2016 at 11:07AM
Yamaha partners with UK's first-ever live national songwriting competition

Yamaha partners with UK's first-ever live national songwriting competition

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Yamaha’s Pro Music Division is partnering with the UK Unsigned Songwriter of the Year 2016 live event.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 7th 2016 at 9:59AM
Orange names James Deacon as new International Sales Manager

Orange names James Deacon as new International Sales Manager

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James Deacon has been promoted to international sales manager at Orange Amplification.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 7th 2016 at 9:08AM
Andrew Lloyd Webber calls on UK gov to make music lessons free in schools

Andrew Lloyd Webber calls on UK gov to make music lessons free in schools

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Andrew Lloyd Webber has donated £1.4 million to London schools and believes the UK government should do the same.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 6th 2016 at 12:03PM

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Slipknot's Mick Thomson swaps Ibanez for Jackson Guitars

Slipknot's Mick Thomson swaps Ibanez for Jackson Guitars

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Slipknot’s lead guitarist Mick Thomson has parted ways with Ibanez and joined Jackson Guitars.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 6th 2016 at 9:51AM
Peavey to launch new 6505 Piranha Micro Head guitar amp at MI Expo

Peavey to launch new 6505 Piranha Micro Head guitar amp at MI Expo

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Peavey UK will be unveiling the new Peavey 6505 Piranha Micro Head for the very first time in the UK at next week’s MI Expo.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 5th 2016 at 2:54PM
Gear4music reports 191% increase in European sales during first week after Brexit

Gear4music reports 191% increase in European sales during first week after Brexit

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Online retailer Gear4music has seen a boost in European sales in the first full week following the UK’s decision to leave the EU.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 5th 2016 at 11:16AM
Rotosound expands distribution business and signs exclusive TMA deal

Rotosound expands distribution business and signs exclusive TMA deal

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Manufacturer Rotosound has opened up a new third party distribution operation.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 5th 2016 at 10:02AM

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Faithless percussionist creates world's first clean energy-generating musical instrument

Faithless percussionist creates world's first clean energy-generating musical instrument

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Sudha Kheterpal, a British musician best known as the percussionist in Faithless, has created a shaker called Spark – the world’s first clean energy-generating musical instrument.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 4th 2016 at 3:08PM
The best new jobs in the music industry

The best new jobs in the music industry

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

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 4th 2016 at 12:40PM
5 ways to become a future-proof retailer

5 ways to become a future-proof retailer

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Alain Falys, CEO and co-founder of Yoyo Wallet – a UK mobile payment platform for retailers and consumers – offers up his top tips for future-proofing your retail business...

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 4th 2016 at 11:58AM
Marshall's Michael Clapham joins Tanglewood Guitars

Marshall's Michael Clapham joins Tanglewood Guitars

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Tanglewood Guitars has appointed Michael Clapham as its new regional sales manager.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 4th 2016 at 10:06AM
AMS' new online music education portal offers UK's first BA(hons) degree in MI retail

AMS' new online music education portal offers UK's first BA(hons) degree in MI retail

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The Academy of Music and Sound (AMS) has unveiled AMSonline – an online music education portal offering a range of higher education programs.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 3rd 2016 at 4:18PM
130 members of Houston music instrument theft ring arrested

130 members of Houston music instrument theft ring arrested

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130 people have been arrested in Houston, Texas who were involved in a theft ring that traded stolen musical instruments.

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 3rd 2016 at 3:14PM
How electronic music is helping to keep school music classes alive

How electronic music is helping to keep school music classes alive

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The UK’s school music curriculum has traditionally been classical-based, but as technology becomes ever more prevalent in the classroom, some have found a way to bring music classes more in ...

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 3rd 2016 at 2:23PM
Brexit: One week on from the vote that could dramatically change how we do business

Brexit: One week on from the vote that could dramatically change how we do business

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Last Friday (June 24th) it became official that the UK has decided to leave the EU. In the lead up to the referendum, MI Pro heard from a number of ...

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 1st 2016 at 11:16AM
Top 10 biggest stories of the week

Top 10 biggest stories of the week

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Our announcement that the MI Expo will host a special Brexit panel session has caught the industry’s attention this week, topping today’s rundown of the biggest stories from the past ...

Laura  Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Jul 1st 2016 at 10:03AM