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Active business with Tycoon

Active Music Distribution is now the exclusive UK distributor for Tycoon percussion instruments and accessories

Takamine cut loose by Fender

Following on from Hamer, Tacoma and Guild, Japanese guitar manufacturer Takamine is the latest brand to be either closed or shed by Fender

Barnes & Mullins release the Lee Oskar Quick Start Kit

Barnes & Mullins has announced the release of the Lee Oskar Quick Start Kit. Billed as ‘The perfect gift for the guitarist or ukulele player’, the Lee Oskar Quick Start Kit is equipped with four distinctly different harmonica tunings, all designed

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Barnes & Mullins release the Lee Oskar Quick Start Kit

Barnes & Mullins has announced the release of the Lee Oskar Quick Start Kit. Billed as ‘The perfect gift for the guitarist or ukulele player’, the Lee Oskar Quick Start Kit is equipped with four distinctly different harmonica tunings, all designed

Fusion Launch Urban Series

Fusion has announced the launch of the Urban series of hybrid gig bags aimed at the guitar and brass instrument markets. The new series features many of Fusion’s long standing, flagship designs and focus on instrument protection with ergonomic, street-wise

Rotosound promotional offer

For a limited time only, Rotosound is offering a free guitar strap (STR1) worth £5 with orders of their most popular strings. This offer is available with all purchases of promotional packs containing three sets of guitar or bass strings and

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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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