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NAMM 2016: Over 120 educational sessions on offer

NAMM 2016: Over 120 educational sessions on offer

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NAMM members will have access to over 120 free educational sessions at next year’s show, focusing on everything from in-store and online retail to manufacturers, pro audio and technology.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 18th 2015 at 12:49PM
VIDEO: Electro-Harmonix reveals The Crayon overdrive pedal

VIDEO: Electro-Harmonix reveals The Crayon overdrive pedal

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Electro-Harmonix has lifted the lid on its new full-range overdrive pedal – The Crayon.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 18th 2015 at 11:38AM
Protection Racket luggage now available direct in the UK

Protection Racket luggage now available direct in the UK

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Protection Racket has launched a brand new website that allows UK customers to purchase its luggage products direct.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 17th 2015 at 4:03PM
Steve White stars in Yamaha's Drum Encounters Day

Steve White stars in Yamaha's Drum Encounters Day

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Acclaimed drummer, Steve White, recently starred in Yamaha’s first ever Drum Encounters Day, having entered into a new partnership with the firm last month.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 17th 2015 at 2:30PM

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Music Production Expo 2015: Top brands promising UK product debuts

Music Production Expo 2015: Top brands promising UK product debuts

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With just a few days to go until the 2015 Music Production Expo (MPX), several leading brands have promised ‘first UK showings’ of their latest product offerings.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 17th 2015 at 11:20AM
dD Drums to host Scottish Drum Festival later this month

dD Drums to host Scottish Drum Festival later this month

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Falkirk-based drum retailer dD Drums will host this year’s Scottish Drum Festival, with a stellar line-up of musicians from across the globe set to appear at the event.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 17th 2015 at 10:08AM
Northern Guitar Shows to venture south in 2016

Northern Guitar Shows to venture south in 2016

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Northern Guitar Shows, the company behind a series of guitar shows in the north of England, are heading south for the first time next year, having just announced the South ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 16th 2015 at 5:19PM
Jeff Pumfrett

Jeff Pumfrett

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Jeff Pumfrett, owner of Gloucestershire's World Guitars and former owner of Machinehead Music in Hitchin, has sadly passed away.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 16th 2015 at 4:55PM

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JHS caps 50th anniversary year with lifetime achievement award

JHS caps 50th anniversary year with lifetime achievement award

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JHS founder, John Hornby Skewes, picked up the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by NAMM, at last week’s MIA Awards, rounding off a year of 50th anniversary celebrations for the ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 16th 2015 at 11:30AM
Musikmesse to bolster relationship with SOMM

Musikmesse to bolster relationship with SOMM

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Musikmesse and the Society of Music Merchants (SOMM) have issued a joint statement outlining their intention to ‘intensify their working relationship’.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 16th 2015 at 8:42AM
Yamaha unveils EMX2 powered mixer

Yamaha unveils EMX2 powered mixer

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Yamaha has added a new model to its EMX Series of powered mixers in the form of the EMX2.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 16th 2015 at 7:51AM
TOP 10: This week's most read stories

TOP 10: This week's most read stories

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Tanglewood’s window display competition has topped this week’s rundown of the biggest stories from the past seven days.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 13th 2015 at 11:28AM

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RCM to create largest UK database of historical instruments

RCM to create largest UK database of historical instruments

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The Royal College of Music is to create the largest virtual collection of historical instruments in the UK as part of a partnership with the Royal Academy of Music, the ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 13th 2015 at 11:10AM
National Youth Orchestra of GB partners with Classic FM

National Youth Orchestra of GB partners with Classic FM

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The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain (NYO) and Classic FM have announced a new partnership, which will see the NYO become Classic FM’s Orchestra of Teenagers.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 13th 2015 at 11:07AM
Barnes & Mullins, Andertons and PMT among big winners at MIA Awards

Barnes & Mullins, Andertons and PMT among big winners at MIA Awards

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Barnes & Mullins, Andertons and PMT were among the big winners at last night’s MIA Awards, which took place at London’s Hilton Metropole Hotel.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 13th 2015 at 10:10AM
'The industry has long been a boys only club - we need more women'

'The industry has long been a boys only club - we need more women'

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Earlier this year, a photoshopped image of the Reading and Leeds Festivals line-up poster captured the industry’s imagination for all the wrong reasons. The article in question saw all male-only ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 11th 2015 at 3:32PM

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Musikmesse reiterates business focus of 'new concept'

Musikmesse reiterates business focus of 'new concept'

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In a bid to reassure trade visitors of its B2B focus, Musikmesse has reiterated the business features of next year’s show in light of the ‘new concept’.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 11th 2015 at 12:58PM
INTERVIEW: Skin Tyson, Robert Plant and Cast guitarist

INTERVIEW: Skin Tyson, Robert Plant and Cast guitarist

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Skin Tyson, guitarist with the likes of Cast and various line-ups with Robert Plant, speaks to Daniel Gumble about gear, music shops, contemporary guitarists and experimental tuning…

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 11th 2015 at 10:47AM
Shure president and CEO to retire

Shure president and CEO to retire

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Shure president and CEO, Santo (Sandy) LaMantia is to retire, effective July 1st 2016, with the company’s current COO, Chris Schyvinck set to succeed him.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 11th 2015 at 10:27AM
Music Shipping Company launches major UFiP cymbals promotion

Music Shipping Company launches major UFiP cymbals promotion

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The Music Shipping Company (MSC) has kicked off a nationwide UFiP cymbals promotion ahead of the busy Christmas period.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 11th 2015 at 10:02AM
PreSonus price drop on iSeries interfaces

PreSonus price drop on iSeries interfaces

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PreSonus is offering major discounts across its range of iSeries USB interfaces.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 9th 2015 at 5:13PM
VIDEO: Florence and the Machine guitarist joins Vox roster

VIDEO: Florence and the Machine guitarist joins Vox roster

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Vox Amplification has added Florence and the Machine guitarist Rob Ackroyd to its artist family.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 9th 2015 at 3:02PM
InMusic recruits Jeremy Lumsden for international sales role

InMusic recruits Jeremy Lumsden for international sales role

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MI, audio and lighting distributor, inMusic, has appointed Jeremy Lumsden as international channel manager for global markets.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 9th 2015 at 2:42PM
Fusion Bags to distribute La Mancha in the UK

Fusion Bags to distribute La Mancha in the UK

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Fusion Bags has been appointed as the official distributor for La Mancha classical guitars in the UK.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 9th 2015 at 11:37AM
NAMM pledges support for Music China education conference

NAMM pledges support for Music China education conference

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NAMM stated its support for the first China Conference on Music Education with the Chinese Society for Music Education (CSME) during October’s Music China show.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Nov 9th 2015 at 11:22AM