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SMA and ISM merger to promote benefits of music education

SMA and ISM merger to promote benefits of music education

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The merger between the SMA (Schools Music Association) and the ISM (Incorporated Society of Musicians) comes into play tomorrow (Tuesday, July 1st), with music education promised as central to the ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 30th 2014 at 10:48AM
Yorkshire, S. East and S. West boast highest music employment figures

Yorkshire, S. East and S. West boast highest music employment figures

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A new report by the Department for Culture Media and Sport has shown that employment in the music industry is higher than the UK average in Yorkshire and the Humber, ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 30th 2014 at 9:44AM
GEOFF PIPE: Telling it like it is

GEOFF PIPE: Telling it like it is

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What this man doesn’t know about MI retail...is probably the result of him not paying attention at the time...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 30th 2014 at 7:19AM
New Percussion Plus product catalogue coming soon

New Percussion Plus product catalogue coming soon

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Percussion Plus is set to reveal a brand new product catalogue, featuring an all-new Essentials range.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 27th 2014 at 11:39AM

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Strings Direct named first European Stetsbar Station

Strings Direct named first European Stetsbar Station

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Southend-based Strings Direct, Europe’s largest supplier of guitar strings, bass strings and instrument accessories, has become the first in a line of UK stores to open a Stetsbar Station.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 27th 2014 at 10:35AM
TOP TEN: This week's most read stories

TOP TEN: This week's most read stories

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This week’s chart is topped by the news of a recent break-in at Sheffield’s Guitar Shack, which so the perps make off with £10,000 worth of instruments.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 27th 2014 at 9:54AM
 VIDEO: Palma Violets' Sam Fryer on the Vox AC15

VIDEO: Palma Violets' Sam Fryer on the Vox AC15

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Sam Fryer of London indie outfit Palma Violets discusses how he has cone to rely on the Vox AC15 as a key part of his set-up.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 26th 2014 at 11:39AM
MEC Summer Seminars to commence next week

MEC Summer Seminars to commence next week

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The MEC’s (Music Education Council) Summer Seminars programme gets underway next month, with sessions scheduled to take place in Gateshead, London and Bristol.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 26th 2014 at 10:41AM

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ABRSM appoints new chief executive

ABRSM appoints new chief executive

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ABRSM, the exam board of the Royal Schools of Music, has named Michael Elliott as its new chief executive.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 26th 2014 at 10:19AM
VIDEO: One Direction musical director on the Korg Kronos

VIDEO: One Direction musical director on the Korg Kronos

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One Direction musical director, Jon Shone, discusses the Korg Kronos synth and why it is an integral part of his touring itinerary.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 25th 2014 at 11:17AM
Superslick and Faxx join Rosetti distribution roster

Superslick and Faxx join Rosetti distribution roster

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Rosetti has added Superslick and Faxx to its line-up of distributed brands.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 25th 2014 at 10:57AM
Andertons Music celebrates 50th anniversary

Andertons Music celebrates 50th anniversary

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Andertons Music is to celebrate its 50th anniversary with a special, black tie event on Saturday, July 5th at Guildford Cathedral.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 25th 2014 at 10:33AM

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2014 MIA Business Conference details announced

2014 MIA Business Conference details announced

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This year’s MIA Business Conference will take place at The British Library Conference Centre in London on Wednesday, October 1st.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 25th 2014 at 9:49AM
Impression Cymbals available again via Percussion Plus

Impression Cymbals available again via Percussion Plus

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Percussion Plus has once again taken on sole distribution of Impression Cymbals, following a short break.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 24th 2014 at 11:41AM
Faithless musician develops electricity-generating Spark shaker

Faithless musician develops electricity-generating Spark shaker

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Sudha Kheterpal, percussionist with UK electro outfit Faithless, has developed a new shaker that uses music to generate electricity.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 24th 2014 at 11:15AM
Yamaha backs London Music Awards

Yamaha backs London Music Awards

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Yamaha recently leant its support for the inaugural London Music Awards, which took place on June 11th at London’s Roundhouse venue and was hosted by Mayor of London Boris Johnson.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 24th 2014 at 10:39AM

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VIDEO: Education focus for Dancefair 2014

VIDEO: Education focus for Dancefair 2014

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This year’s Dancefair event is set to place education at the heart of proceedings, with a host of seminars, workshops and debates scheduled for the two-day show.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 24th 2014 at 10:17AM
MIRC 2014: Chord sound system giveaway winner announced

MIRC 2014: Chord sound system giveaway winner announced

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Chord has announced the winner of its exclusive MIRC 2014 Bluetooth speaker system giveaway.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 23rd 2014 at 11:13AM
Dunlop Super Bright bass strings now shipping

Dunlop Super Bright bass strings now shipping

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Dunlop Super Bright bass strings are now shipping in the UK.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 23rd 2014 at 10:56AM
Full upgrade for Admira Guitars UK website

Full upgrade for Admira Guitars UK website

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Barnes & Mullins has unveiled a fully updated UK website for its Admira Guitars brand.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 23rd 2014 at 10:41AM
Yamaha offers dealers VIP festival prize

Yamaha offers dealers VIP festival prize

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Yamaha has formed a new partnership with the Love Supreme Jazz Festival to offer a UK dealer VIP tickets.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Jun 23rd 2014 at 10:25AM
£10K worth of stock stolen from Sheffield shop

£10K worth of stock stolen from Sheffield shop

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17 guitars valued at £10,000 have been stolen from Sheffield’s Guitar Shack following a late night burglary last Thursday (June 19th).

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 23rd 2014 at 10:19AM
MIRC 2014: Tell us what you think

MIRC 2014: Tell us what you think

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If you went to MIRC this year as either a dealer or supplier or even if you didn't, we'd like to hear your thoughts.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Jun 23rd 2014 at 9:40AM
MIRC 2014: That social media presentation again

MIRC 2014: That social media presentation again

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Did you like Pete McCormack's MIRC presentation on social media? You can remind yourself of the finer points through the link below.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Jun 23rd 2014 at 9:35AM
MIRC 2104: See 'Google' Dave's slideshow here

MIRC 2104: See 'Google' Dave's slideshow here

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If you couldn't make it to this year's MIRC or want to recap on some of the conference content keep an eye on this site.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Jun 23rd 2014 at 9:34AM