2012 »

Musikmesse 2012: Ibanez announce new premium line of high-end guitars

Musikmesse 2012: Ibanez announce new premium line of high-end guitars

GregJohnson March 20, 2012 0

A day to go before the start of Musikmesse 2012 and guitarists are already being spoilt for new product releases from the biggest names. One of the leading brands in extreme guitar and basses,

Read More »
Musikmesse 2012: Fender discontinue their 2011 American Standard series. New release imminent?

Musikmesse 2012: Fender discontinue their 2011 American Standard series. New release imminent?

GregJohnson March 19, 2012 0

In the run-up to this year’s Musikmesse show in Frankfurt, Fender have discontinued their 2011 American Standard series of guitars. Look out for fantastic discounts and great deals on the 2011 line at musicroom

Read More »
Musicroom at the Education Show, Birmingham: show preview

Musicroom at the Education Show, Birmingham: show preview

GregJohnson March 15, 2012 0

The Education Show kicked off today at the NEC in Birmingham. More than 12,000 education professionals, from Early Years through to Secondary and Further Education, are expected to attend the trade fair – one

Read More »
Thousands flock to London Bass Guitar Show

Thousands flock to London Bass Guitar Show

GregJohnson March 13, 2012 0

The two-day event featured masterclasses and jamming sessions with the likes of Yolanda Charles and John Paul Jones. Almost 2,000 musicians and fans flocked to this year’s London Bass Guitar Show, which was held

Read More »
Live Music Act comes into law

Live Music Act comes into law

GregJohnson March 8, 2012 2

After receiving Royal Assent today (March 8th), the Live Music Bill has officially become an Act of Law. This means that venues up and down the UK wishing to host a live music event

Read More »
Violin made from Japanese tsunami driftwood goes on tour

Violin made from Japanese tsunami driftwood goes on tour

GregJohnson March 2, 2012 0

A violin that has been partially made using driftwood from last year’s devastating Japanese tsunami is going on a world tour. It will be played by 1,000 musicians in a ‘musical relay’. Marking the

Read More »
School Children take part in Olympic songwriting

School Children take part in Olympic songwriting

GregJohnson February 29, 2012 0

Children from Cambridge and London are showing their creativity by taking part in a marathon songwriting project, with the forthcoming Olympics being the central theme. Budding songwriters from 26 schools will be involved in

Read More »
Radiohead debut two tracks in Miami to kick off their 2012 world tour

Radiohead debut two tracks in Miami to kick off their 2012 world tour

GregJohnson February 28, 2012 0

Radiohead have debuted two brand new tracks on the first night of their latest world tour in Miami. The first, Identikit, bears some clear parentage to King of Limbs but with a more melodic,

Read More »
Why does Adele’s Someone Like You get us sobbing?

Why does Adele’s Someone Like You get us sobbing?

GregJohnson February 24, 2012 0

The past 12 months have been a whirlwind success for Adele, topped off with six Grammy Awards and two Brit Awards this month. But why is she so successful and why do people get

Read More »
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

Read More »