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INTERVIEW: Fibonacci Guitars on its bespoke business model, Brexit's impact on component costs, and upcoming products

INTERVIEW: Fibonacci Guitars on its bespoke business model, Brexit's impact on component costs, and upcoming products

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Not every MI manufacturer starts up their business with the dream of mass-producing their instruments. The bespoke market is booming, with many brands focussing on creating unique, handcrafted pieces for ...

Laura  Barnes
on Jun 28th 2017 at 10:36AM
INTERVIEW: Drummer Kye Smith on making Punks on Speed and becoming a viral video sensation

INTERVIEW: Drummer Kye Smith on making Punks on Speed and becoming a viral video sensation

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Type ‘Kye Smith’ into YouTube’s search bar and you’ll soon understand why the drumming world is very excited about this Australian musician.

Laura  Barnes
on Jun 19th 2017 at 11:25AM
INTERVIEW: 'The MI market is being brought into the mobile age, and we're taking full advantage' - Fret Zeppelin

INTERVIEW: 'The MI market is being brought into the mobile age, and we're taking full advantage' - Fret Zeppelin

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In a recent Crowdfunding Corner, we featured Fret Zeppelin – a digital training tool that fits right onto the neck of a guitar to help guitarist learn chords and ...

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 18th 2017 at 10:59AM
INTERVIEW: Glenn Smyth talks about his new EP, indie MI shops and working with UPPM

INTERVIEW: Glenn Smyth talks about his new EP, indie MI shops and working with UPPM

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Universal Publishing Production Music (UPPM) recently announced that it has teamed up with Birmingham’s Glenn Smyth to release a three track EP, entitled We All Feel the Same.

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 13th 2017 at 4:36PM

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INTERVIEW: Kristeen Young on why art is always political, 20 year-old keyboards and making her new album

INTERVIEW: Kristeen Young on why art is always political, 20 year-old keyboards and making her new album

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MI Pro editor Laura Barnes caught up with singer songwriter Kristeen Young to talk about working with some of the biggest names in music, Donald Trump, and making her new ...

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 7th 2017 at 11:10AM
INTERVIEW: How First Timers Festival is helping to make the UK music scene more diverse

INTERVIEW: How First Timers Festival is helping to make the UK music scene more diverse

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The UK has a history of producing fantastic bands that have become household names around the globe.

Laura  Barnes
on Feb 27th 2017 at 11:18AM
INTERVIEW: Skunk Anansie's Ace talks music education, career highlights and how musicians survive in today's industry

INTERVIEW: Skunk Anansie's Ace talks music education, career highlights and how musicians survive in today's industry

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MI Pro editor Laura Barnes caught up with Skunk Anansie guitarist Ace ahead of the band’s sold out Brixton Academy show to find out more about his work in education ...

Laura  Barnes
on Feb 1st 2017 at 10:10AM
INTERVIEW: Elixir discusses its new Optiweb strings ahead of the product's NAMM launch

INTERVIEW: Elixir discusses its new Optiweb strings ahead of the product's NAMM launch

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Elixir Strings will be launching a brand new range of Obtiweb strings at this year’s Winter NAMM show.

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 18th 2017 at 10:00AM

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9 important and revealing artist interviews from 2016

9 important and revealing artist interviews from 2016

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2016 was certainly an interesting time for music and musical artists. We saw a worryingly large number of utterly iconic figures such as David Bowie, Prince and Leonard Cohen pass ...

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 4th 2017 at 3:12PM
INTERVIEW: How FRETX could mark the end of the humble chord book

INTERVIEW: How FRETX could mark the end of the humble chord book

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In a recent MI Pro Crowdfunding Corner, we featured FRETX – the new gadget aimed at aiding those learning to play the guitar.

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 3rd 2017 at 11:28AM
INTERVIEW: Standley's co-founder talks about the world's first click-on guitar stand

INTERVIEW: Standley's co-founder talks about the world's first click-on guitar stand

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In a recent MI Pro Crowdfunding Corner, we featured Standley – the new lightweight guitar stand that clicks directly onto the bottom of the instrument.

Laura  Barnes
on Dec 20th 2016 at 9:53AM
INTERVIEW: CIVIL CIVIC on ignoring the rules of established genres and why MI stores are essential

INTERVIEW: CIVIL CIVIC on ignoring the rules of established genres and why MI stores are essential

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MI Pro editor Laura Barnes caught up with instrumental rock duo CIVIL CIVIC to talk about making their new album, what gear they use and more.

Laura  Barnes
on Nov 15th 2016 at 10:42AM

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Open To Question: Musikmesse's Michael Biwer answers YOUR questions

Open To Question: Musikmesse's Michael Biwer answers YOUR questions

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MI Pro’s Open To Question interviews series is back, and this time Musikemesse’s Michael Biwer is in the hot seat.

Laura  Barnes
on Nov 7th 2016 at 2:43PM
INTERVIEW: I Like Trains talk about their new documentary and working with charity Youth Music

INTERVIEW: I Like Trains talk about their new documentary and working with charity Youth Music

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MI Pro editor Laura Barnes sits down with I Like Trains frontman David Martin and guitarist Ian Jarrold to talk about the band’s documentary A Divorce Before Marriage, coming ...

Laura  Barnes
on Oct 26th 2016 at 3:47PM
INTERVIEW: NYAI talk about their new album, Japan's music scene and why it's hard to break the US and UK

INTERVIEW: NYAI talk about their new album, Japan's music scene and why it's hard to break the US and UK

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MI Pro editor Laura Barnes chats to NYAI frontman Takuchan about the band’s Western influences, what gear they use and why many Japanese bands find it difficult to crack the ...

Laura  Barnes
on Oct 24th 2016 at 11:27AM