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New online database Viberate plans to become the IMDb of the live music industry

New online database Viberate plans to become the IMDb of the live music industry

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A new platform called Viberate launched earlier this year to provide a smarter way to explore live music. The online database has now unveiled a number of new updates as ...

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 23rd 2017 at 3:29PM
Rise Against drummer Brandon Barnes joins Vater artist roster

Rise Against drummer Brandon Barnes joins Vater artist roster

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Brandon Barnes, the drummer for American hardcore band Rise Against, has become the latest Vater Drumstick Artist.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 23rd 2017 at 1:52PM
First guitar played by Jimi Hendrix in the UK up for auction

First guitar played by Jimi Hendrix in the UK up for auction

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What claims to be the first guitar played by Jimi Hendrix on UK soil will be up for auction in September.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 23rd 2017 at 11:40AM
Take It Away revamps scheme to further boost business for MI retailers

Take It Away revamps scheme to further boost business for MI retailers

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Take It Away has announced a new and improved scheme to help musicians buy instruments and let MI retailers offer interest free purchases.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 23rd 2017 at 10:39AM

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Satyricon's Anders Odden becomes latest Warwick endorsee

Satyricon's Anders Odden becomes latest Warwick endorsee

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Anders Odden, bassist for extreme metal band Satyricon, has been announced as Warwick’s latest endorsee.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 22nd 2017 at 4:13PM
Raids carried out in Thailand and Brazil against retailers selling counterfeit HARMAN gear

Raids carried out in Thailand and Brazil against retailers selling counterfeit HARMAN gear

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HARMAN has announced that it has confiscated counterfeit JBL Professional and dbx products from a number of retailers and warehouses in Thailand and Brazil.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 22nd 2017 at 3:54PM
Aaron Spears joins London Drum Show line-up

Aaron Spears joins London Drum Show line-up

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Aaron Speakers has been announced as the latest drummer to join the London Drum Show’s line-up of top musicians.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 22nd 2017 at 2:07PM
Violist calls for British Airways boycott after being 'humiliated' at check-in

Violist calls for British Airways boycott after being 'humiliated' at check-in

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Viola player Rachel Roberts has called for a boycott of British Airways following a recent travel experience where she says she was “humiliated” by BA staff members.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 22nd 2017 at 11:47AM

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REVIEW: Promark FireGrain drumsticks

REVIEW: Promark FireGrain drumsticks

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Hickory is the most popular choice of wood to make drumsticks out of thanks to its durability and resilience. With its brand new FireGrain range, Promark by D’Addario believes it ...

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 22nd 2017 at 11:13AM
5 questions for Classic FM's Music Teacher of the Year

5 questions for Classic FM's Music Teacher of the Year

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Last month, Linda Filby-Borrett was presented with the Lifetime Achievement award at Classic FM’s Music Teacher of the Year Awards 2017 with Casio and ABRSM.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 21st 2017 at 4:14PM
Over half of global POS transactions to be contactless by 2022

Over half of global POS transactions to be contactless by 2022

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53% of global transactions at POS (point of sale) will be contactless within 5 years, compared to just 15% this year.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 21st 2017 at 3:13PM
ACM launches Music Production Scholarship worth £27,000

ACM launches Music Production Scholarship worth £27,000

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The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) has announced a brand new Music Production Scholarship in partnership with Music Gateway.

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 21st 2017 at 2:34PM

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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
Orange Amps appoints Tim Ireland as new Managing Director

Orange Amps appoints Tim Ireland as new Managing Director

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Orange Amps has announced that Tim Ireland is the firm’s new managing director with effect from today (August 21st).

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 21st 2017 at 11:08AM
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