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OPINION: What does the popularity of home studio kits in the MI space mean for the pro audio industry?

OPINION: What does the popularity of home studio kits in the MI space mean for the pro audio industry?

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In the latest issue of PSNEurope, MI Pro editor Laura Barnes was asked to discuss the increasingly affordable audio equipment popping up in the MI space, which allows novice ...

Laura  Barnes
on Oct 16th 2017 at 11:34AM
The end of Amazon's 1-Click patent could prove very important for savvy retailers

The end of Amazon's 1-Click patent could prove very important for savvy retailers

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Back in 1999, retailing giant Amazon patented its 1-Click checkout system, suing others, like Barnes & Noble, for using a similar process, and licensing the system out to other businesses.

Laura  Barnes
on Sep 14th 2017 at 10:21AM
4 things to consider before you start busking

4 things to consider before you start busking

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If you’re planning to have a go at busking, there may be more you need to think about and prepare for than you realise. Fear not, Know Your Instrument’s Nicky ...

Laura  Barnes
on Sep 13th 2017 at 10:39AM
OPINION: The digital revolution streams ahead, but are performers getting paid properly?

OPINION: The digital revolution streams ahead, but are performers getting paid properly?

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Despite worries that the rise of streaming services would ruin the music industry, new reports suggest that the digital revolution has actually boosted revenue.

Laura  Barnes
on Sep 6th 2017 at 10:25AM

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Should the MI industry bother with Bitcoin?

Should the MI industry bother with Bitcoin?

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Cryptocurrency has been around for some time now, and while it’s not the easiest subject to get your head around, it certainly provides a fascinating glimpse into what the future ...

Laura  Barnes
on Sep 5th 2017 at 11:44AM
Would we benefit from all musical instruments being 'connected'?

Would we benefit from all musical instruments being 'connected'?

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From the invention of the electric guitar in the 1930s to Yamaha’s brand new iTunes-scanning piano, the way technology has propelled the development of musical instruments over the years ...

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 31st 2017 at 8:33AM
3 key trends retailers should know in the run up to Black Friday

3 key trends retailers should know in the run up to Black Friday

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It might feel a bit odd discussing Black Friday in August, but there are less than 100 days left before one of the biggest retail events in the UK takes ...

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 21st 2017 at 11:49AM
OPINION: Should music teachers strive for perfection or participation?

OPINION: Should music teachers strive for perfection or participation?

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In the world of music we hear the word ‘talent’ an awful lot. And the general opinion is that some people have a natural talent and others just don’t.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 21st 2017 at 10:10AM

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What the MI industry really thinks about Aldi's musical instrument range

What the MI industry really thinks about Aldi's musical instrument range

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This week, budget supermarket Aldi made its first steps into the musical instrument market with an astonishingly cheap range of guitars, keyboards, ukuleles, stands and even music books.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 11th 2017 at 12:05PM
OPINION: Why we must all fight against the rockstar stereotype

OPINION: Why we must all fight against the rockstar stereotype

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Following the recent death of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington, in her latest MI Pro column, radio presenter and DJ Rowena Lewis looks at how the idolised rock’n’roll image can ...

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 8th 2017 at 10:37AM
OPINION: It is time to make music lessons accessible for every child

OPINION: It is time to make music lessons accessible for every child

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There aren't many people who would argue against the idea that education is important for not only developing a child’s brain academically, but also helping them understand social situations, express ...

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 2nd 2017 at 11:12AM
Can MI retailers cash in on Amazon Prime Day?

Can MI retailers cash in on Amazon Prime Day?

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Today (July 11th) is Amazon Prime Day – a Black Friday-like event that the retail giant kick-started in 2015 to offer exclusive deals to its Prime customers.

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 11th 2017 at 11:49AM

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OPINION: Are working class acts being drowned out at Glastonbury?

OPINION: Are working class acts being drowned out at Glastonbury?

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In her latest column for MI Pro, radio presenter and DJ Rowena Lewis chats about Glastonbury, Jeremy Corbyn's appearance, and why the festival’s line-up isn’t quite as diverse as you ...

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 4th 2017 at 5:00PM
OPINION: Why the whole of the MI industry should support music lessons

OPINION: Why the whole of the MI industry should support music lessons

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The likes of ISM have been campaigning heavily to protect creative subjects in schools, but is the wider musical instrument industry doing enough to support the continuation of music lessons?

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 4th 2017 at 11:58AM
Are holographic teachers the future of music education?

Are holographic teachers the future of music education?

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It wasn’t too long ago that our vision of what the near future would look like consisted of robots and machines helping humans go about their daily lives, serving them ...

Laura  Barnes
on Jun 22nd 2017 at 11:16AM