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10 marks left by Kurt Cobain and Nirvana on modern music makers

10 marks left by Kurt Cobain and Nirvana on modern music makers

GregJohnson February 20, 2012 1

Today is Kurt Cobain’s birthday. He would have been 45 years old. A musical icon and the figurehead of the grunge counterculture, his influence stretches on into the sounds and styles of the present

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The music industry in 2012: more small gigs and a national plan for music education

The music industry in 2012: more small gigs and a national plan for music education

GregJohnson February 20, 2012 0

After a turbulent 2011, the British music industry is looking ahead to a positive 2012 and according to Paul McManus, chief executive of the Music Industries Association (MIA), there is a lot to work

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MC5 bassist and educational music charity founder Michael Davis dies

MC5 bassist and educational music charity founder Michael Davis dies

GregJohnson February 20, 2012 0

Bass guitarist and music education charity founder Michael Davis has died from liver failure at the age of 68. He had spent his youth in the 1960s and early 1970s in punk rock band

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Musicroom Hatfield staff to walk on fire for charity

Musicroom Hatfield staff to walk on fire for charity

GregJohnson February 20, 2012 0

On Friday 24th February 2012 between 5pm – 7pm, staff from Musicroom Galleria, Hatfield are going to be taking part in a charity fire walk across a bed of hot coals! Shoppers are invited

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Billy Connolly visits Musicroom Bristol

Billy Connolly visits Musicroom Bristol

GregJohnson February 20, 2012 0

Musicroom Bristol were visited by an unexpected celebrity customer over the weekend. The Big Yin himself, Billy Connolly, headed down to our college green store to take in our range of music tutorials and

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Was Stonehenge inspired by sound waves? (and not the ones created by Spinal Tap)

Was Stonehenge inspired by sound waves? (and not the ones created by Spinal Tap)

GregJohnson February 17, 2012 0

An American researcher has claimed that music played a vital role in the creation of the ancient structure. People have been debating the purpose of Stonehenge for hundreds of years and the latest theory

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David Blunkett calls government music plan ‘dishonest’

David Blunkett calls government music plan ‘dishonest’

GregJohnson February 17, 2012 2

David Blunkett has called the government “dishonest” for claiming that its music education review offers more while it actually includes cuts of £16 million. The former education secretary under the Labour government hit out

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Young violinist wins the chance to play a £4million Stradivarius

Young violinist wins the chance to play a £4million Stradivarius

GregJohnson February 16, 2012 0

Stradivarius violins are some of the most famous and expensive instruments in the world. In late 2011, ABRSM and Pure Solo ran a competition offering one lucky, and highly talented violinist a once-in-a-lifetime chance

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Could the UK get clearer rules on taking instruments on planes?

Could the UK get clearer rules on taking instruments on planes?

GregJohnson February 16, 2012 1

After a new legislation was passed in the US this month for a national policy on carrying instruments on planes, is it time for a similar rule to be brought out in the UK?

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Music retailers get the public playing at inaugural Learn To Play Day event

Music retailers get the public playing at inaugural Learn To Play Day event

GregJohnson February 15, 2012 0

Next month will see the launch of what could be a landmark annual event in which people start learning to play an instrument they have never tried before. Called National Learn to Play Day,

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