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RETAIL ESSENTIALS: Carlsbro CSD525 digital drum kit

RETAIL ESSENTIALS: Carlsbro CSD525 digital drum kit

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The CD by Carlsbro range of digital drum kits has established itself firmly in the market since the launch of the CSD501, which is now followed by this model - ...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 22nd 2015 at 11:58AM
SPECIAL FOCUS: Is the acoustic market still king?

SPECIAL FOCUS: Is the acoustic market still king?

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For many general MI retailers, the acoustic guitar market is considered the most dependable sector in an ever-challenging economic climate. But is this still the case? MI Pro talks to ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 22nd 2015 at 8:03AM
MIRC 2015 in pictures

MIRC 2015 in pictures

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Check out our MIRC 2015 Facebook photo gallery.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 22nd 2015 at 7:00AM
JHS/MI Pro Golf Tournament raises over £3,000 for Music for All

JHS/MI Pro Golf Tournament raises over £3,000 for Music for All

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This year’s joint sponsored JHS/MI Pro Charity Amateur Golf Tournament has raised more than £3,000 for the Music for All charity.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 19th 2015 at 11:06AM

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TOP 10: This week's most read stories

TOP 10: This week's most read stories

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The departure of Musikmesse chief, Kai Hattendorf, after just two months in the role has topped this week's list.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 19th 2015 at 9:10AM
RETAIL ADVISORY BOARD: Changes to Musikmesse

RETAIL ADVISORY BOARD: Changes to Musikmesse

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How will the changes to next year’s Musikmesse impact upon the trade element of the show?

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 18th 2015 at 3:49PM
Korg UK readies new Retail Portal

Korg UK readies new Retail Portal

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Korg UK has announced a new dealer portal and online trade ordering system - the Korg Retail Portal.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 18th 2015 at 9:01AM
MIRC 2015: Positive response to expo

MIRC 2015: Positive response to expo

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A number of exhibitors have reported a positive MIRC 2015 expo, with several brands and suppliers reporting good business on the day.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 17th 2015 at 6:26PM

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MIRC 2015: Morning conference focuses on mobile and online

MIRC 2015: Morning conference focuses on mobile and online

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Dealers at MIRC 2015 were given an insight into ways they could bolster business during the morning conference, with a key focus revolving around mobile and online presence.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 17th 2015 at 2:02PM
Kai Hattendorf leaves Musikmesse

Kai Hattendorf leaves Musikmesse

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Musikmesse chief Kai Hattendorf has departed the organisation just two months after being appointed to the role.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 17th 2015 at 1:33PM
MIRC 2015: Show now open

MIRC 2015: Show now open

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The doors of MIRC 2015 are now open and a host of MI dealers have flocked to Nothamptonshire's Whittlebury Hall for this year’s conference and expo.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 17th 2015 at 9:13AM
RETAIL PROFILE: B_Drum

RETAIL PROFILE: B_Drum

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With a host of MI stores peppering its high streets, Birmingham, it seems, must be a competitive city to set up shop. To find out if this is the case, ...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 16th 2015 at 4:00PM

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SECRET DEALER: Google AdWords

SECRET DEALER: Google AdWords

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A straw poll of retailers in the industry would suggest that up to 100 per cent of our marketing budgets are spent on AdWords, with some touting monthly budgets in ...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 16th 2015 at 2:30PM
BIRKETTS: Bribery and money laundering

BIRKETTS: Bribery and money laundering

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Partner at legal specialist Birketts, Rafael Ruiz, continues his focus on legal matters in the MI industry. This month, he delves into bribery, providing some key insights into the subsequent ...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 16th 2015 at 1:00PM
Sheehan's drops orchestral lines

Sheehan's drops orchestral lines

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The retailer will now focus its efforts solely on guitar, amplification, drums and keyboard products.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 16th 2015 at 10:50AM
MYSTERY SHOPPER: Leeds (part one)

MYSTERY SHOPPER: Leeds (part one)

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This month, our man of mystery heads north to see what Leeds has to offer on the MI front in the first part of another two-part special...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 16th 2015 at 10:45AM

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MIRC 2015 gets under way tomorrow

MIRC 2015 gets under way tomorrow

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MIRC 2015 gets underway tomorrow (Wednesday, June 17th) so check out the show schedule to plan your day effectively.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 16th 2015 at 10:09AM
BPM 2015 tickets available now

BPM 2015 tickets available now

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Tickets for the BPM DJ and Electronic Music Production event are now available.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 15th 2015 at 12:48PM
Rosetti takes on Dawn Pro Audio Systems

Rosetti takes on Dawn Pro Audio Systems

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Rosetti has been appointed UK and Ireland distributor for Dawn Pro Audio Systems and its new T Series portable column line array.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 15th 2015 at 10:49AM
COLIN REES: The art of marketing

COLIN REES: The art of marketing

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It is accepted that retail owners have little time to sit and plan anything. But sometimes it can make a huge difference to the profitability of a business to take ...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 15th 2015 at 10:40AM
Faith Guitars inks Spanish distribution deal

Faith Guitars inks Spanish distribution deal

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Barnes & Mullins has agreed an exclusive Spanish distribution agreement for its Faith Guitars brand with Madrid-based supplier Triana Music.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 15th 2015 at 10:19AM
MIA: A United Kingdom commentary

MIA: A United Kingdom commentary

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Every year, NAMM publishes an excellent Global Report with an update on trading from the various countries around the globe. Here is the UK report that has been submitted...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 15th 2015 at 10:02AM
Last chance to win a music producer bundle

Last chance to win a music producer bundle

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Point Blank Music School is giving budding engineers the chance to win a music production bundle worth $2,000, courtesy of Native Instruments.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 12th 2015 at 3:58PM
TOP 10: This week's most read stories

TOP 10: This week's most read stories

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A new Fender CEO, a new president at CF Martin and the annual JHS Event are among the big hitters in this week’s top ten rundown.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 12th 2015 at 11:22AM
MIRC 2015: Essential information

MIRC 2015: Essential information

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We are less than a week away from MIRC 2015, so be sure to plan your day right to get the most out of the show.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Jun 12th 2015 at 9:30AM