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Amazon rival OnBuy reaches milestone after listing its millionth product

Amazon rival OnBuy reaches milestone after listing its millionth product

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British online marketplace OnBuy.com has listed its millionth product, reaching a major milestone in its rapid growth.

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 19th 2017 at 4:12PM
Ortega Guitars picks up two awards at Summer NAMM 2017

Ortega Guitars picks up two awards at Summer NAMM 2017

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Zed Music Distribution has announced that Ortega Guitars took home two awards at this year’s Summer NAMM show.

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 19th 2017 at 2:38PM
Dolphin Music brand withdrawn as PMT consolidates online presence

Dolphin Music brand withdrawn as PMT consolidates online presence

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S&T Audio, the holding company of MI leading retailer Professional Music Technology (PMT) and Dolphin Music, has announced that over the next few weeks the Dolphin Music brand will be ...

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 19th 2017 at 11:04AM
School children make more friends and feel happier when they learn a musical instrument

School children make more friends and feel happier when they learn a musical instrument

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School children who are given the opportunity to learn a musical instrument in a group or ensemble feel happier and make more friends. That’s according to a new survey conducted ...

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 19th 2017 at 10:03AM

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Boutique Week is back: Are you a custom UK-based cymbal maker?

Boutique Week is back: Are you a custom UK-based cymbal maker?

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MI Pro is on the hunt for boutique cymbal makers based the UK to be part of our next Boutique Week.

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 18th 2017 at 12:01PM
ABRSM's Shine: 'Everyone should have the chance to be alive in and through music'

ABRSM's Shine: 'Everyone should have the chance to be alive in and through music'

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Earlier this month, music lovers were treated to fantastic performances from some of the world’s leading young musicians at ABRSM’s Shine event.

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 18th 2017 at 10:41AM
Monacor named exclusive UK distributor for Gemini DJ

Monacor named exclusive UK distributor for Gemini DJ

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Monacor UK has announced that it will exclusively distribute Gemini’s range of DJ and pro audio products to the UK and Irish markets.

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 18th 2017 at 9:31AM
IN PICTURES: VOX Amps' 60th anniversary celebrations

IN PICTURES: VOX Amps' 60th anniversary celebrations

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VOX Amplification has celebrated its diamond anniversary with a special event held at the The Stables in Milton Keynes earlier this month.

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 17th 2017 at 12:04PM

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Rich Rowley appointed MD of CODA Audio UK

Rich Rowley appointed MD of CODA Audio UK

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CODA Audio has announced the appointment of Rich Rowley as managing director of the newly created CODA Audio UK Ltd.

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 17th 2017 at 9:15AM
Tanglewood's Crossroads and Winterleaf 'a big hit' at Summer NAMM 2017

Tanglewood's Crossroads and Winterleaf 'a big hit' at Summer NAMM 2017

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Tanglewood Guitars is flying the flag at the Summer NAMM Show with its range of guitars.

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 14th 2017 at 1:16PM
Debit cards become no.1 payment method in UK, but is the price still too high for retailers?

Debit cards become no.1 payment method in UK, but is the price still too high for retailers?

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More than 50 per cent of all retail transactions were made by debit cards throughout 2016, according to the new Payments Survey from the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 14th 2017 at 10:54AM
Top 10 stories of the week: Camden Guitars burnt down, Summer NAMM guide, Most popular UK region for online retail

Top 10 stories of the week: Camden Guitars burnt down, Summer NAMM guide, Most popular UK region for online retail

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The biggest story on MI Pro this week was the news that Camden Guitars was burnt down during the fire that broke out at Camden Lock Market on July 10th.

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 14th 2017 at 10:02AM

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Blackstar enters 'new phase in its development' after secondary management buyout

Blackstar enters 'new phase in its development' after secondary management buyout

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Founded in 2004 by four bandmates, Blackstar Amplification launched its first guitar amps and pedals in March 2007.

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 13th 2017 at 3:03PM
GAK celebrates 25 years of business with a month of 48-hour giveaways

GAK celebrates 25 years of business with a month of 48-hour giveaways

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Family owned and operated musical instrument retailer GAK is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 13th 2017 at 11:30AM
#FreeMoveCreate: New campaign will protect freedom of movement for those working in the creative industries

#FreeMoveCreate: New campaign will protect freedom of movement for those working in the creative industries

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A new collaborative campaign has launched, representing over 30,000 musicians and artists from across the memberships of The Artists Information Company (a-n) and the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM).

Laura  Barnes
on Jul 12th 2017 at 4:05PM