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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
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

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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
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

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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
How to design an efficient e-commerce website for today's 'mobile first' consumers

How to design an efficient e-commerce website for today's 'mobile first' consumers

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Ben Morgan, head of partnerships at unbiased price search engine Pricesearcher.com, outlines a number of practical tips for creating the ideal e-commerce website for today’s ‘mobile first’ consumers…

Laura  Barnes
on Jun 13th 2017 at 10:29AM
OPINION: Hung parliament shows the industry's future workforce want change

OPINION: Hung parliament shows the industry's future workforce want change

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MI Pro editor Laura Barnes gives her personal view on what a potential coalition government could mean for Brexit negotiations...

Laura  Barnes
on Jun 9th 2017 at 11:04AM
ISM's top tips for musicians working abroad

ISM's top tips for musicians working abroad

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The prospect of travelling abroad to make music, especially on a professional basis, is a dream of many musicians. In its latest column for MI Pro, the Incorporated Society of ...

Laura  Barnes
on May 25th 2017 at 3:54PM

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How to record your guitar at home

How to record your guitar at home

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Whether you’re looking to record some quick ideas or start composing full songs, Pedal Rockstar’s Nik has you covered with these handy tips.

Laura  Barnes
on May 9th 2017 at 12:09PM
OPINION: How 'influencers' can help MI brands reach new markets

OPINION: How 'influencers' can help MI brands reach new markets

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Mimram Media’s Darrell Carter looks at how influential bloggers and YouTubers can help boost brands, and why the MI market should get in on the action.

Laura  Barnes
on May 5th 2017 at 12:11PM
OPINION: Why we need to keep calling out sexism in the music industry

OPINION: Why we need to keep calling out sexism in the music industry

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In her first column for MI Pro, radio presenter and DJ Rowena Lewis looks at recent cases of sexist incidents from bands, how they affect their fans, and why we ...

Laura  Barnes
on May 4th 2017 at 12:10PM