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Garforth Brass confirms Learn to Play Day participation

Garforth Brass confirms Learn to Play Day participation

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Brass band Garforth Brass has confirmed that it will be taking place in this year’s National Learn to Play Day.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 16th 2016 at 4:05PM
REVIEW: Toontrack EZX Traditional Country

REVIEW: Toontrack EZX Traditional Country

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Launched today as part of Toontrack’s ‘Country Month’ celebrations, EZX Traditional Country is an expansion of the firm’s award-winning EZdrummer 2 software, available as a download (with serial number) or ...

on Feb 16th 2016 at 2:40PM
Edinburgh Piano Company clearance auction makes £375,000

Edinburgh Piano Company clearance auction makes £375,000

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The Edinburgh Piano Company’s entire stock was auctioned off on Sunday, February 14th,  for princely sum of almost £375,000.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 16th 2016 at 12:26PM
Origin Effects names new general manager

Origin Effects names new general manager

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Origin Effects has appointed Ian Rees as its new general manager.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 16th 2016 at 11:18AM

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Meinl backs out of Musikmesse

Meinl backs out of Musikmesse

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Meinl has taken the unusual step of publicly announcing its absence from this year’s Musikmesse show in Frankfurt.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 16th 2016 at 10:43AM
Metallica's Kirk Hammett sparks MI Twitter storm with pedal Tweet

Metallica's Kirk Hammett sparks MI Twitter storm with pedal Tweet

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Metallica guitarist, Kirk Hammett, has sparked outrage among the pedal manufacturing community over comments made on Twitter regarding his new pedal company.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 16th 2016 at 10:22AM
Open To Question: Paul McManus, MIA

Open To Question: Paul McManus, MIA

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We’re kicking off a new series of interviews this month that sees you, the MI Pro readers, ask the questions. First to take the spotlight is the MIA’s chief executive, ...

on Feb 15th 2016 at 3:02PM
LAURA B. WHITMORE: She Rocks NAMM

LAURA B. WHITMORE: She Rocks NAMM

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MI Pro’s US columnist, musician and WiMN (Women's International Music Network) founder, Laura B. Whitmore, reflects on another hugely successful She Rocks Awards…

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 15th 2016 at 11:27AM

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FBT UK to hold second audio demo sessions in Wakefield

FBT UK to hold second audio demo sessions in Wakefield

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FBT UK has announced another audio demonstration event, this time taking place at Studio 001, Langthwaite Business Park, South Kirby, Wakefield, to showcase its speaker systems and associated products.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 15th 2016 at 11:14AM
INTERVIEW: 'Musikmesse focus remains unequivocally on trade visitors'

INTERVIEW: 'Musikmesse focus remains unequivocally on trade visitors'

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2016 looks set to be a landmark year for the annual Musikmesse show. Having announced its ‘new concept’ in 2015, this year’s outing will see a number of ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 15th 2016 at 10:24AM
Seeking a new challenge in the MI industry? Check out our jobs board

Seeking a new challenge in the MI industry? Check out our jobs board

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Seeking a new challenge for the year ahead? Why not check out the MI Pro jobs board for the very latest opportunities in the music industry.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 15th 2016 at 7:23AM
VIDEO: Celebrate Valentine's Day with musical Macca emojis

VIDEO: Celebrate Valentine's Day with musical Macca emojis

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Long-distance lovers will be able to make a musical connection over Skype this Valentine’s Day with a series of ‘audio emojis’ featuring music specially composed by Sir Paul McCartney.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 12th 2016 at 11:33AM

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Entire Edinburgh Piano Company stock up for auction this weekend

Entire Edinburgh Piano Company stock up for auction this weekend

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The Edinburgh Piano Company is holding a one-off showroom clearance auction this weekend, after owner James Cameron announced his retirement.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 12th 2016 at 10:29AM
TOP 10: This week's biggest stories

TOP 10: This week's biggest stories

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Our interview with British Drum Company founders Keith Keough, Al Murray and Ian Matthews tops this week’s list.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 12th 2016 at 9:31AM
Korg announces Learn to Play Day Milton Keynes event

Korg announces Learn to Play Day Milton Keynes event

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Korg will be hosting a Learn to Play Day event at the Xscape retail and entertainment complex in Milton Keynes on Saturday, March 12th.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 11th 2016 at 2:48PM
Sakae artists hit the road with UK drum clinics

Sakae artists hit the road with UK drum clinics

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Sakae Drums and SVM (Soar Valley Music) Percussion are presenting a series of in-store clinic across the UK, featuring Sakae artists Jonathan Joseph and Frankie Tontoh.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 11th 2016 at 11:42AM

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Music Venue Trust reveals Venues Day 2016 details

Music Venue Trust reveals Venues Day 2016 details

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The Music Venue Trust has announced details of Venues Day 2016 – an annual event aimed at raising awareness of the precarious position of small, independent UK venues.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 11th 2016 at 11:20AM
NAMM Showstoppers: Engl's first ever FX products

NAMM Showstoppers: Engl's first ever FX products

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German amplifier manufacturer Engl made its first foray into the guitar effects market with the launch of a selection of pedals and effects boards at last month’s NAMM show.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 11th 2016 at 10:37AM
INTERVIEW: British Drum Company

INTERVIEW: British Drum Company

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Keith Keough, Al Murray and Ian Matthews sit down with MI Pro editor, Daniel Gumble, as they outline their vision for the British Drum Company…

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 10th 2016 at 4:17PM
Arturia reveals MatrixBrute pricing and ETA

Arturia reveals MatrixBrute pricing and ETA

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Arturia has revealed UK pricing and shipping details of its new MatrixBrute analogue synthesizer.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 10th 2016 at 11:26AM
Octave Music celebrates 30th anniversary with giveaways and promos

Octave Music celebrates 30th anniversary with giveaways and promos

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Dunstable-based MI retailer Octave Music is celebrating its 30th anniversary this month and, to mark the occasion, the store will be running a series of giveaways and promotions throughout February.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 9th 2016 at 10:24AM
Headstock Distribution named exclusive distributor for Tru Tuner

Headstock Distribution named exclusive distributor for Tru Tuner

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Headstock Distribution has been appointed as the exclusive distributor for Tru Tuner in the UK and Ireland.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 8th 2016 at 4:36PM
Sound Technology backs Learn to Play Day with trade offers

Sound Technology backs Learn to Play Day with trade offers

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Sound Technology is backing this year’s National Learn to Play Day with a number of special trade offers across its Ashton and Washburn product ranges.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 8th 2016 at 3:41PM
Bigfoot Engineering launches new Geek's Corner blog for guitarists

Bigfoot Engineering launches new Geek's Corner blog for guitarists

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Boutique pedal manufacturer Bigfoot Engineering has announced a new blog for guitarists called Geek’s Corner, offering video lessons and tips on how to get the most out of your gear.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 8th 2016 at 10:44AM
VIDEO: Jamie Cullum gets behind Learn to Play Day

VIDEO: Jamie Cullum gets behind Learn to Play Day

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UK jazz star, Jamie Cullum, has pledged his support to this year’s National Learn to Play Day with a short video clip describing some of the many benefits that come ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 8th 2016 at 9:20AM