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Redefining music retail: inside PMT's new store

Posted on: 26 June 2019

We took a trip to PMT's new Birmingham store following their recent move. Find out how they're redefining the world of music retail and taking on internet giants, read more here. 

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7 tips for outdoor performances

Posted on: 25 June 2019

Summer is well and truly upon us, and that means more and more performances are moving outside. As experienced musicians will know, playing outdoors is a completely different ball game to playing inside a concert hall or gig venue. It’s a lot of fun, but it comes with its own challenges.

Read our top tips for performing outdoors


Mental Health Top Tips for Musicians

Posted on: 04 June 2019

Musicians' mental health is a priority. Here are our top 5 tips to look after your mental health. 

Read our 5 top tips for musicians' mental health


Mind Charity Partner

Posted on: 20 May 2019

The employees of Allianz Insurance have selected Mind, the leading mental health charity as their new charity partner. 

Find out more about our charity partnership with Mind


The essential festival packing checklist

Posted on: 25 April 2019

Dust off your wellies, crack the mud off your third favourite pair of sunglasses – festivals are coming.

Find out what you need


How music examiners assess your performance

Posted on: 17 April 2019

Music examiners assess your performance using marking criteria which focus on pitch, time, tone, shape and performance. ABRSM’s Chief Examiner John Holmes explains in detail. 

Find out how examiners assess


Interview with Matthew Scott, BSO Resound Clarinettist

Posted on: 15 April 2019

"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard."

Read Matthew Scott's interview


May 2019 Preview

Posted on: 12 April 2019

What's coming up in May 2019, including The Great Escape Festival, Sound City Liverpool, Dot to Dot Festival and more. 

Find out what's on our list for this May


BSO's search for Young Composer in Association

Posted on: 09 April 2019

The BSO Resound Young-Composer-in-Association, supported by Allianz Musical Insurance, will work with the BSO’s disabled-led ensemble, whilst receiving professional mentorship.

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