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Music Minds Matter

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Music Minds Matter will fund a mental health helpline and service that will combine listening, advice and signposting with clinical, medical, therapeutic and welfare support for those who need it. The campaign is a response to the untimely death of Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington, and...

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A Bournemouth grassroots venue joins MU’s Fair Play Venue scheme

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

A 300-capacity venue based in Bournemouth has become the 100th grassroots music spot to sign up to the Musicians’ Union’s (MU) Fair Play Venue scheme. First opening in 2006, Sixty Million Postcards has seen bands like Spector, Wolf Alice and The Wytches grace its stage alongside an eclectic mix...

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Kid Rock announces 2018 tour,

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Kid Rock has released his new video, “Greatest Show on Earth,” an apt title for the raucous clip featuring concert footage spanning his career. The video appears after another show of sorts where the musician teased a run for Senate. Later Friday morning, he released a second video with...

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Why the industry should support music lessons

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

The likes of ISM have been campaigning heavily to protect creative subjects in schools, but is the wider musical instrument industry doing enough to support the continuation of music lessons? After the past month we’ve seen figures showing that EBacc subjects are at an all-time high and fewer...

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Arts Council England gives boost to inclusive music

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

There has been a change to the funding of the seven National Youth Music Organisations (NYMOs), which from 2018 will receive their Arts Council and Department for Education grants separately. However, the NYMOs’ total investment over the funding period will be the same, said ACE.

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M-Track 2X2 Vocal Studio Pro

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Enter the world of studio-based recording with the M-Track 2X2 Vocal Studio Pro—the ultimate all-in-one solution for computer recording projects. Combining the critically acclaimed M-Track 2X2 interface, HDH40 headphones, a Nova Black condenser microphone, XLR cable and the premium C-Series Software...

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Porter & Davies New KT Platform

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Porter & Davies are proud to announce the launch of the new KT Platform. The new technology helps musicians and performers feel the power of the music being created without deafening volume. The transfer of the full signal through bone conduction is felt and heard internally through the tactile...

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Ed Sheeran donates royalties to children’s charity

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Back in April, we reported that a brand new Ed Sheeran ‘Divide’ signature guitar was in the works from Martin Guitar. The instrument maker has now revealed that fans will...

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EBacc is having an effect on music in schools

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

New reports have revealed that EBacc subjects are at an all-time high as fewer pupils are taking creative subjects.  According to Schools Week, in 2017, there were 3.85 million entries for...

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Make Music Day Events Announced

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

The UK is getting tuned up for Make Music Day, a Summer Solstice celebration, on the 21st June 2017 with major FREE music events planned throughout the country. Make Music Day is working with Music in Offices and ABRSM to put together a Big City Sing and Yamaha Music London are planning an eye-opening...

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‘Mastering the Music Business’

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Here is an event that our tutors can also qualify for a discount. From the 10th-11th of July, we’re very excited to say we are partnering with the first Romanian music conference (in its second year), Mastering the Music Business (MMB). This event invites members of the industry to connect,...

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Showcasing a recording process used for first time in 90 years

Friday, June 9th, 2017

The American Epic Sessions is a new award-winning feature-length film showcasing a range of high profile artists replicating early recording processes on an original 1920s electrical recording system. The roster of contemporary artists are led by executive producers Jack White and T Bone Burnett,...

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SORRY – If Labour Win Our Prices To You Will Have To Go Up!

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

We know our services to our music teachers are worth so much more than the rates we charge, however if Jeremy Corbyn does win today we will have to look at increasing our costs to you to counteract the additional business costs we will incur. We have always paid our staff at least the living wage...

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Thom Yorke Breaks Silence

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

It’s well over a month until Radiohead wrap up their 2017 A Moon Shaped Pool Tour at Park Hayarkon in Tel Aviv, Israel on July 19th, but it’s already shaping up to be the most controversial show of their career. They’ve performed in Israel eight times  most recently in the summer...

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Axient Digital wireless system

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

Shure UK will be exhibiting at this year’s ABTT Theatre Show, which takes place at London’s Alexandra Palace on June 6th and 7th. The mainstay of Shure’s booth (C43) will be the new Axient Digital wireless system that recently launched at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, before later...

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