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OPINION: Why it's never too late to learn an instrument

OPINION: Why it's never too late to learn an instrument

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Freelance music and technology writer Jessica Walter tells her story of why she picked up the guitar for the first time in her 40s and how it helped her bond ...

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 24th 2017 at 11:15AM
6 essential characteristics of a good guitar case

6 essential characteristics of a good guitar case

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In his latest MI Pro advice column, Nik from Pedal Rockstar runs down the key attributes of the perfect guitar case…

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 20th 2017 at 10:38AM
OPINION: PMT's Simon Gilson on 'clicks vs. bricks'

OPINION: PMT's Simon Gilson on 'clicks vs. bricks'

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Despite a general consensus in the industry that online is taking over offline sales, the likes of PMT are still expanding their high street offerings. Simon Gilson discusses why he ...

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 9th 2017 at 11:38AM
Amazon Go could mark the start of a major disruption for physical retail stores

Amazon Go could mark the start of a major disruption for physical retail stores

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Is the MI retail industry ready for another disruption? MapsPeople’s Jonas Bersten looks at how the future of retail could be about to change thanks to Amazon’s new Go stores... ...

Laura  Barnes
on Feb 15th 2017 at 11:27AM

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Top tips for keeping your guitar safe while travelling

Top tips for keeping your guitar safe while travelling

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Following on from our guide to travelling with a musical instrument, Nik from Pedal Rockstar delves deeper into how to perfectly pack your guitar while on the road and ...

Laura  Barnes
on Feb 9th 2017 at 3:51PM
BILLY LUNN: A Producer by Necessity (Part Four)

BILLY LUNN: A Producer by Necessity (Part Four)

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The Subways frontman and MI Pro columnist Billy Lunn concludes the story of how he became a ‘producer by necessity’ with this fourth and final instalment of the series, where ...

Laura  Barnes
on Feb 8th 2017 at 10:08AM
How your retail app could be damaging your image

How your retail app could be damaging your image

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As online shopping continues to increase, retailers are not only expected to have an appealing website, but many are also taking advantage of growing habit of shopping via retail apps.

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 23rd 2017 at 3:31PM
MU reacts to Coventry music teachers being made redundant

MU reacts to Coventry music teachers being made redundant

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Coventry Council has decided to make all of its peripatetic music teachers redundant from April this year.

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 23rd 2017 at 2:42PM

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Tax returns: The musician's survival guide

Tax returns: The musician's survival guide

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With the January 31st deadline fast approaching, Alistair Bambridge, partner at Bambridge Accountants, talks you through everything a musician needs to know about filing a self-assessment tax return…

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 20th 2017 at 10:26AM
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

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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
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