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OPINION: 'Supporting industry initiatives and events are essential to business growth'

OPINION: 'Supporting industry initiatives and events are essential to business growth'

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Kevin Harding, director of the Academy of Music & Sound has expanded on his comments from this month’s Advisory Board theme to explain why he believes retailers, distributors and manufacturers ...

Laura  Barnes
on Dec 21st 2016 at 5:23PM
MI Industry Advisory Board: What we'd like to see in 2017

MI Industry Advisory Board: What we'd like to see in 2017

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MI Pro’s Advisory Board is back and this month we’re asking our panel what it wants from the industry in 2017.

Laura  Barnes
on Dec 19th 2016 at 10:10AM
7 reasons why you should learn a musical instrument in 2017

7 reasons why you should learn a musical instrument in 2017

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Florian Plenge the CEO and co-founder of piano-learning platform Skoove, comments on why you should learn a musical instrument.

Laura  Barnes
on Dec 11th 2016 at 12:21PM
What does Apple's 'Best of 2016' reveal about today's musical influences?

What does Apple's 'Best of 2016' reveal about today's musical influences?

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Apple Music and iTunes has revealed its ‘Best of 2016’ list, featuring the top selling and streamed albums and songs in the UK.

Laura  Barnes
on Dec 8th 2016 at 10:39AM

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MI Industry Advisory Board: What Trump could mean for the post-Brexit UK MI market

MI Industry Advisory Board: What Trump could mean for the post-Brexit UK MI market

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MI Pro’s Advisory Board is back and our first discussion is somewhat of a divisive one.

Laura  Barnes
on Dec 2nd 2016 at 11:18AM
Pop music is king right now and MI retailers need to exploit that

Pop music is king right now and MI retailers need to exploit that

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MI Pro editor Laura Barnes looks at what genres are the most popular right now and how current MI marketing may not be representing today’s young musicians…

Laura  Barnes
on Nov 24th 2016 at 11:15AM
Will virtual reality gigs help or hinder live music?

Will virtual reality gigs help or hinder live music?

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The live music scene is essential to most working musicians.

Laura  Barnes
on Nov 3rd 2016 at 5:01PM
MU: 'This is why we are protesting Dirty Dancing'

MU: 'This is why we are protesting Dirty Dancing'

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In its latest MI Pro column, the Musicians' Union explains why it is encouraging its members to protest the latest Dirty Dancing tour…

on Oct 28th 2016 at 10:05AM

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MU: 'We're fighting for musicians' rights in the lead up to Brexit'

MU: 'We're fighting for musicians' rights in the lead up to Brexit'

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In its latest MI Pro column, the Musician’s Union outlines the steps it is taking to protect musicians’ rights as the Government works towards Brexit...

Laura  Barnes
on Oct 14th 2016 at 10:04AM
Grime Pays: Why you need to know about the next big thing in music

Grime Pays: Why you need to know about the next big thing in music

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Grime has been dubbed the “most potent genre since Britpop” by Spotify UK’s new senior editor of content programming.

Laura  Barnes
on Sep 16th 2016 at 11:00AM
Are we entering an era of disposable instruments?

Are we entering an era of disposable instruments?

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Technology and music has always gone hand-in-hand. Even before the invention of the electric guitar in 1931, musical instruments were evolving and adapting with the latest breakthroughs in techology.

Laura  Barnes
on Sep 15th 2016 at 11:01AM
BILLY LUNN: A Producer by Necessity (Part Three)

BILLY LUNN: A Producer by Necessity (Part Three)

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The Subways frontman and MI Pro columnist Billy Lunn continues his journey through the recording of the bands’ four albums. This month, he talks about working with Butch Vig.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 24th 2016 at 3:15PM

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The key trends transforming online retail right now

The key trends transforming online retail right now

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Ian Jindal, experienced multichannel retailer and Editor-in-Chief of InternetRetailing, looks at the latest opportunities and challenges facing retailers.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 18th 2016 at 2:37PM
LAURA B. WHITMORE: How to use social media to connect with female customers

LAURA B. WHITMORE: How to use social media to connect with female customers

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Our US columnist and WiMN (Women’s International Music Network) founder, Laura B. Whitmore, discusses how MI businesses can use social media to reach new female customers…

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 8th 2016 at 3:07PM
BILLY LUNN: A producer by necessity (part two)

BILLY LUNN: A producer by necessity (part two)

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The Subways frontman Billy Lunn continues his three-part column about the changing face of the recording process.

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 25th 2016 at 10:53AM