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INTERVIEW: Lauren Deakin Davies aka DIDI - 'As an artist, you have so much more power if you understand music production'

INTERVIEW: Lauren Deakin Davies aka DIDI - 'As an artist, you have so much more power if you understand music production'

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Having just won NMG’s Producer of the Year award, owning her own studio, producing a body of work that includes albums with Kate Dimbleby and Kelly Oliver, recoridng a live ...

Laura  Barnes
on Sep 22nd 2017 at 11:58AM
INTERVIEW: PPL's Sarah Mitchell on helping musicians get paid, music recognition technology, and supporting grassroots artists

INTERVIEW: PPL's Sarah Mitchell on helping musicians get paid, music recognition technology, and supporting grassroots artists

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Whether you’re a self-releasing musician, an artist signed to a record label or a session player, understanding what you should and shouldn’t be paid for can sometimes be a minefield.

Laura  Barnes
on Sep 20th 2017 at 10:54AM
INTERVIEW: CEO Alexander Pietschmann on Adam Hall Group's ambitious plans for the future

INTERVIEW: CEO Alexander Pietschmann on Adam Hall Group's ambitious plans for the future

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Adam Hall Group is well known in a number of MI and audio-related industries. With brands like LD Systems, Cameo, Gravity, Defender, Palmer and Adam Hall, the firm has a ...

Laura  Barnes
on Sep 12th 2017 at 9:50AM
INTERVIEW: Skunk Anansie drummer Mark Richardson on being a part of UK indie history and the importance of being nice

INTERVIEW: Skunk Anansie drummer Mark Richardson on being a part of UK indie history and the importance of being nice

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MI Pro editor Laura Barnes caught up with Skunk Anansie’s drummer Mark Richardson after his recent masterclass at ACM’s Guildford campus to chat about his musical career…

Laura  Barnes
on Sep 7th 2017 at 11:13AM

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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
INTERVIEW: Hannah Peel on her new Mary Casio project, the importance of musical education, and falling down the rabbit hole

INTERVIEW: Hannah Peel on her new Mary Casio project, the importance of musical education, and falling down the rabbit hole

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A year ago, MI Pro spoke to composer, arranger and musician Hannah Peel about her second studio album, Awake But Always Dreaming, which focused on her experience with ...

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 17th 2017 at 11:50AM
INTERVIEW: Daisy Rock's Tish Ciravolo on doing whatever it takes to get more girls playing guitar

INTERVIEW: Daisy Rock's Tish Ciravolo on doing whatever it takes to get more girls playing guitar

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Since its launch in 2000, Daisy Rock Girl Guitars has created numerous guitars and basses specifically for women, making instruments with a look and feel that appeals to young girls ...

Laura  Barnes
on Aug 15th 2017 at 11:55AM
INTERVIEW: Fibonacci Guitars on its bespoke business model, Brexit's impact on component costs, and upcoming products

INTERVIEW: Fibonacci Guitars on its bespoke business model, Brexit's impact on component costs, and upcoming products

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Not every MI manufacturer starts up their business with the dream of mass-producing their instruments. The bespoke market is booming, with many brands focussing on creating unique, handcrafted pieces for ...

Laura  Barnes
on Jun 28th 2017 at 10:36AM

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INTERVIEW: Drummer Kye Smith on making Punks on Speed and becoming a viral video sensation

INTERVIEW: Drummer Kye Smith on making Punks on Speed and becoming a viral video sensation

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Type ‘Kye Smith’ into YouTube’s search bar and you’ll soon understand why the drumming world is very excited about this Australian musician.

Laura  Barnes
on Jun 19th 2017 at 11:25AM
INTERVIEW: 'The MI market is being brought into the mobile age, and we're taking full advantage' - Fret Zeppelin

INTERVIEW: 'The MI market is being brought into the mobile age, and we're taking full advantage' - Fret Zeppelin

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In a recent Crowdfunding Corner, we featured Fret Zeppelin – a digital training tool that fits right onto the neck of a guitar to help guitarist learn chords and ...

Laura  Barnes
on Apr 18th 2017 at 10:59AM
INTERVIEW: Glenn Smyth talks about his new EP, indie MI shops and working with UPPM

INTERVIEW: Glenn Smyth talks about his new EP, indie MI shops and working with UPPM

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Universal Publishing Production Music (UPPM) recently announced that it has teamed up with Birmingham’s Glenn Smyth to release a three track EP, entitled We All Feel the Same.

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 13th 2017 at 4:36PM
INTERVIEW: Kristeen Young on why art is always political, 20 year-old keyboards and making her new album

INTERVIEW: Kristeen Young on why art is always political, 20 year-old keyboards and making her new album

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MI Pro editor Laura Barnes caught up with singer songwriter Kristeen Young to talk about working with some of the biggest names in music, Donald Trump, and making her new ...

Laura  Barnes
on Mar 7th 2017 at 11:10AM

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INTERVIEW: How First Timers Festival is helping to make the UK music scene more diverse

INTERVIEW: How First Timers Festival is helping to make the UK music scene more diverse

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The UK has a history of producing fantastic bands that have become household names around the globe.

Laura  Barnes
on Feb 27th 2017 at 11:18AM
INTERVIEW: Skunk Anansie's Ace talks music education, career highlights and how musicians survive in today's industry

INTERVIEW: Skunk Anansie's Ace talks music education, career highlights and how musicians survive in today's industry

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MI Pro editor Laura Barnes caught up with Skunk Anansie guitarist Ace ahead of the band’s sold out Brixton Academy show to find out more about his work in education ...

Laura  Barnes
on Feb 1st 2017 at 10:10AM
INTERVIEW: Elixir discusses its new Optiweb strings ahead of the product's NAMM launch

INTERVIEW: Elixir discusses its new Optiweb strings ahead of the product's NAMM launch

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Elixir Strings will be launching a brand new range of Obtiweb strings at this year’s Winter NAMM show.

Laura  Barnes
on Jan 18th 2017 at 10:00AM