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Rob Papen produces quick-fire QUAD as its first RE release built from the ground up for Reason

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Virtual synth and keyboard instrument and effects plug-in developer Rob Papen Soundware is proud to announce availability of QUAD, its first Rack Extension synthesizer built from the ground up for Propellerhead Reason, as of October 28…

When Swedish music software application, interfaces,...

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Piano teaching job available

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

My Keyboard Lessons have been informed of school jobs for music teachers that are available throughout the UK. We will release more on our Google+ page so join up here. Here is a taster of one of the music teaching jobs available...

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Pet Shop Boys top the pole for best ever cover song

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Keyboard and synth band The Pet Shop Boys’ song Always On My Mind has been voted the top cover version of all time in a BBC Music vote. The song, written by John Christopher, Mark James and Wayne Carson, was first made famous by Brenda Lee and Elvis Presley in 1972.

Johnny Cash’s...

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Pianist to Islamists: Why are you so scared of us?

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

The Turkish pianist Fazil Say, an outspoken atheist, has published an open letter to the theocratic government, demanding to know why they have removed his works from concert programmes.

‘Change your oppressive attitude that sparks outrage and confusion in the whole world. The world condemns...

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Ebola Hits New York Music Festival!

Monday, October 27th, 2014

New York music festival CMJ Music Marathon has cancelled a scheduled showcase event due to an ebola scare. As NME reports, New York City had its first positive case of Ebola confirmed yesterday, with Dr. Craig Spencer testing positive for the disease. The previous night Spencer, who had recently been...

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Rolands keyboard new prices for Christmas.

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Roland have made it even easier for you to purchase AIRA gear, with five new interest free packages available in the lead up to Christmas. Packages start at just £29.87 per month.

Package 1 from £29.87 per month

Package 1 Includes:
TB-3 Touch Bassline
TR-8 Rhythm Performer

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Casio Upgrade Digital Piano Range

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Casio has announced the latest upgrades to its Privia and Celviano range of digital pianos.

Launched in October, the new models deliver a raft of features, such as Concert Play and Hall Simulator, as well as the AIR sound source and Tri-Sensor Scaled Hammer Action II keys and, on selected models,...

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Nintendo DS turned into a Synthesizer.

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Synth fans beware, your kids will soon have the latest Korg Synth on their pocket gaming machine. Korg DSN-12 – an ‘analog-style’ synth app for the Nintendo 3DS – is now available for £37 in the Nintendo store. Korg DSN-12 provides twelve monophonic synthesizers, based on the Korg MS-10...

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Watch Vanessa Benelli Mosell play the Worlds most sexy piano.

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Vanessa Benelli Mosell is a rising star on the international piano scene. She is continuously praised for her virtuosity, her technical brilliance and the sensitivity of her musical insight, which have been shaped significantly in mentorships with Karlheinz Stockhausen and Yuri Bashmet. Benelli Mosell...

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Isaiah Owens dies on tour.

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Jack White has cancelled his remaining concerts in Mexico after the keyboard player in his backing band, Isaiah “Ikey” Owens, died on tour. The 38-year-old musician was found dead in his hotel room in Puebla. The cause of his death has yet to be established. Owens, from California, had...

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Arturia makes colourful analogue waves with massive-sounding SE edition of miniature MicroBrute

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Music software and hardware company Arturia is proud to announce availability of MicroBrute SE — a ‘special edition’ of its widely-acclaimed MicroBrute Analog Synthesizer, available in a choice of three tempting colours to suit whatever playful mood might make anyone’s musical day, be it Christmas...

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Want a job working for a top music company?

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Korg piano and keyboards are looking for people to join them. Here is more information about the situations vacant from their website; UK distribute legendary musical products that are played by immensely successful artists and other enthusiasts of all levels- from beginners to superstars.

With...

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Worlds most elusive piano player signs a record deal at 65!

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Grigory Sokolov, a pianist that refuses to play on a piano thats more than 5 years old, will not play with an orchestra and has not been recorded for more than 20 years is finally releasing a new CD.  The new release a Salzburg 2008 Mozart-Chopin recital in January, followed (they hope) by more live...

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13-Year Old Emily Bear is Already a World-Class Pianist and Composer

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

At just thirteen years old, Emily Bear of Rockford, Illinois, is a young woman in charge of her music. She writes it reads it, she knows what she’s doing and she wants others to fall in line.

At two years old she started fiddling around with a piano.She started piano lessons just before she...

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Southmen Quartet Pianist Roy Bray Killed in Crash

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Police announced pianist Roy Bray was killed when an RV he was driving crashed over the weekend on a highway in central Indiana.

The Boone County Sheriff’s Department says 61-year-old Roy Bray of Trenton, Kentucky, was driving the RV carrying the Southman Quartet when it went off Interstate...

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