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World's Greatest Drummer Concert

World's Greatest Drummer Concert

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The World’s Greatest Drummer Concert returns to the Derngate Theartre, Northampton, on Tuesday 26th May 2015.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 26th 2015 at 10:39AM
Gareth Malone OBE becomes Music for All ambassador

Gareth Malone OBE becomes Music for All ambassador

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MI charity Music for All has announced Gareth Malone OBE as its latest ambassador.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 25th 2015 at 3:08PM
WE CAN ORDER IT IN: The Vegetable Orchestra

WE CAN ORDER IT IN: The Vegetable Orchestra

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Don't get caught out by that enquiry for something really specialist...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 25th 2015 at 11:17AM
RETAIL PROFILE: Guitar Village

RETAIL PROFILE: Guitar Village

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While some bricks and mortar dealerships have struggled to cope in today’s market, Guitar Village has managed not only to keep its head above water but also grow its business. ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 25th 2015 at 11:01AM

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Musical History Tour: Gav Coulson

Musical History Tour: Gav Coulson

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Roll up, roll up to discover the musical chops of those in and around the industry. Dodgy experiments in jazz/punk fusion? Brief flirtations with the outer reaches of the chart? ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 25th 2015 at 10:21AM
Check out the latest jobs in the MI industry

Check out the latest jobs in the MI industry

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Looking for a new job in the MI industry? Check out some of the latest vacancies added to the MI Pro jobs page.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 25th 2015 at 8:13AM
MIA: Making new customers for our shops

MIA: Making new customers for our shops

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MIA chief, Paul McManus, updates us on this year's National Learn to Play Day, which takes place on 21st March 2015.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 24th 2015 at 10:48AM
MIRC 2015: Rosetti to showcase new products at this year's event

MIRC 2015: Rosetti to showcase new products at this year's event

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UK supplier, Rosetti, will present a variety of new products from its roster of distributed brands at this year’s show, which takes place on Wednesday, June 17th at Northamptonshire's Whittlebury ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 24th 2015 at 10:01AM

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VIDEO: Interview with Aguilar president and CEO

VIDEO: Interview with Aguilar president and CEO

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Last month, Ronnie Dungan travelled to New York to catch up with Dave Boonshoft and Dave Avenius of US bass specilaist Aguilar.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 2:22PM
COMMENT: Balance the books

COMMENT: Balance the books

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With easy access to free written music and guitar tabs online, it’s not surprising that sheet music has faced some stiff competition in recent years. Yet, it hasn’t had quite ...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 11:40AM
RETAIL ADVISORY BOARD: Does the industry have a long-term strategy?

RETAIL ADVISORY BOARD: Does the industry have a long-term strategy?

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This month we ask our retail advisory board: Is the frequency of new products; dealer terms amendments; liberal credit terms; and ongoing offers an indication that the industry has no ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 10:49AM
SPECIAL FOCUS: Sheet music

SPECIAL FOCUS: Sheet music

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Cast your mind back to the turn of the century when the Internet was really starting to make its presence felt in the MI market. You could’ve been forgiven for ...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 20th 2015 at 11:20AM

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Overseas opportunities

Overseas opportunities

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Having left his post as Orange MD last year, Damon Waller swiftly launched his very own consultancy service, aptly named Damon J Waller Consultancy Services. Here he tells Daniel Gumble ...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 20th 2015 at 10:47AM
Q&A: Evan Skopp, president, Inside Track International

Q&A: Evan Skopp, president, Inside Track International

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Evan Skopp, president of US firm Inside Track International, tells MI Report about how the company manages relationships between suppliers of guitar components and the luthiers, builders, and factories that ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 20th 2015 at 10:01AM
TOP 10: This week's most read stories

TOP 10: This week's most read stories

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As we come to the end of another week, we take a look at the most read stories of the past seven days.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 20th 2015 at 9:32AM
Porter & Davies KT Platform

Porter & Davies KT Platform

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Porter & Davis will debut its KT Platform, a tactile monitor for bass players, at the London Bass Guitar Show 2015.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 19th 2015 at 11:23AM

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MIRC 2015: Simon Gilson confirmed as keynote speaker

MIRC 2015: Simon Gilson confirmed as keynote speaker

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PMT owner, Simon Gilson, will deliver the keynote address at this year’s MIRC.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 19th 2015 at 10:57AM
Mark Richardson drum clinics

Mark Richardson drum clinics

NEWS

Bell Percussion and The Drumming Shop in association with Sakae Drums and SVM Percussion present a set of Mark Richardson drum clinics at the end of February.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 18th 2015 at 2:32PM
JHS fortune cookies

JHS fortune cookies

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To celebrate its Golden Jubilee, JHS is including a fortune cookie in every freight consignment from January to May 2015.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 18th 2015 at 10:48AM
Ed Sheeran collaborates with Martin Guitar

Ed Sheeran collaborates with Martin Guitar

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Ed Sheeran and Martin & Co. are teaming up for the second time to create the Ed Sheeran X Signature guitar.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 18th 2015 at 9:58AM
Gibson guitar stolen from Northcote Music

Gibson guitar stolen from Northcote Music

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A Gibson Les Paul Gold Top Deluxe has been stolen from Northcote Music in Battersea.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 18th 2015 at 9:58AM
Tesco gets behind Learn to Play Day 2015

Tesco gets behind Learn to Play Day 2015

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Supermarket giant Tesco has thrown its weight behind National Learn to Play Day by confirming that it will be featured in the March edition of Tesco magazine, the MIA has ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 17th 2015 at 2:34PM
Francesco Tristano joins Yamaha

Francesco Tristano joins Yamaha

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Musician and composer Francesco Tristano has been named as the latest artist to receive the official Yamaha artist status.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 17th 2015 at 10:35AM
INTERVIEW: Mark Ellis Nineboys

INTERVIEW: Mark Ellis Nineboys

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Up and coming British guitar brand, Nineboys, is making a unique niche for itself with its high-margin range of guitars, cigar boxes and diddley bows. Ronnie Dungan fired a few ...

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 17th 2015 at 9:43AM
Neil Hauser

Neil Hauser

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Neil Hauser, the first managing director of UK mixing desk manufacturer Allen & Heath, has passed away at the age of 87.

Rhys Troake
by Rhys Troake
on Feb 16th 2015 at 4:10PM