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Paul Brewis quits Studiomaster/Carlsbro

Paul Brewis, the former Marshall executive recruited by Soundking to revive the fortunes of the Carlsbro amplification brand and develop Studiomaster has left the company, writes Gary Cooper

The Music Show, which was to be held in Manchester, has been cancelled

Manchester Music Show cancelled

The Music Show, scheduled for Manchester Central on 21 and 22 November, has been cancelled, MIN understands

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Strictly comes to

Strictly Come Dancing judge Len Goodman was filming in Crowborough this week at


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PowerPlug 9 and PowerPlug 12

Don’t worry about voltage supply to your TC Electronic stompbox anymore  –  now you can get it right every time with TC Electronic’s new PowerPlug power supplies. The PowerPlug 9 PSU is the add-on accessory consumers will need for most TC Electronic


TC Electronic goes mini

TC Electronic now goes further with its innovative polyphonic tuning technology and fits it in an incredibly small unit, the new PolyTune 2 Mini. Great with any pedalboard, PolyTune 2 Mini features an upgraded display with 109 ultra-bright LEDs, so you always get


Chord adds new electro uke

Chord will introduce a new ukulele to its product line-up. The Tenor Electro ukulele has a sapele body and rosewood fingerboard and bridge. This ukulele is fitted with geared tuners and a passive piezo pickup with volume and tone controls.


Gary Cooper: In Other News

Music Industry News’ editor-at-large Gary Cooper casts his eye over the stories from the MI industry that you might have missed…

Gary Cooper: In other news…

Read Gary Cooper’s new column here…

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A blokes’ club?

The MIA’s Paul McManus wonders why women are under-represented in rock music shops and the wider MI industry


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A Fresh approach

MIN’s editorial consultant Steve Harvey speaks to Sean Kelly, whose Freshman brand made its debut at the NAMM show earlier this year, about his company’s measured expansion plans

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Musikmesse 2014

On the eve of Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound, Music Industry News spoke to the shows’ vice president and the directors of each show to discuss their position in the global marketplace and how each one was developing

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Though 2014 marks Lowden’s 40th anniversary of trading, it was 2013 that brought the investment that is key to the firm’s expansion plans. Steve Harvey talks to founder and owner George Lowden…

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