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Ambitious UK online retailer Gear4Music successfully floated on the London AIM last week, with shares opening at 143p.

Read more: Gear4Music floats at 143p

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The launch of MMR Global means a new outlet for international musical instrument market news and a chance to get your story in front of the service's rapidly growing online and email audience.

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It was nice to read something about Guitar Center recently that didn’t focus on its debt problems for a change.

And it is something that affects all retailers in the MI business and indeed in any retailing business. Remember when all the talk was of how your store managed its e-commerce offering? Well, we’re beyond that now of course and it’s all about your store’s mobile offering.

Read more: Why your store needs to be on the move

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Amid the closure of some long-established music stores in the UK, there are still new stores opening.

Read more: More new UK retail

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Sound Technology has launched the latest range of three Nord Stage keyboards in the UK.

Read more: New Nord from Sound Technology

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Interesting interview in Forbes with Ernie Ball's Sterling Ball on how string sales are bucking industry trends.

"The pie isn't going away," he says. "It's being redistributed."

Check out the full interview here 

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The acoustic guitar John Lennon played on many of The Beatles' early hits is expected to fetch more than $900,000 (£600,000) when it goes up for auction in California this November.

Read more: Got a spare $900K?

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The owner of a Scottish music shop has been awarded £17,000 in costs after a customer took him to court claiming she had developed tinnitus because he crashed a cymbal near her ear.

Read more: UK drum dealer wins hearing...hearing

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PRS launches its new short-scale semi-acoustic later this month.

Read more: PRS launching new shorty semi

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Shure has ended its distribution agreement for the Primacoustic range of studio acoustic products in Germany, as it concentrates on its core lines, including MI.

Read more: Shure ends German Primacoustic deal

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