News: General


Spolum Drum Makes A Kit Complete

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

My Drum Lessons have just come across the brilliant Spolum Drum. It is a hand-made tongue drum made out of high quality 2.5 mm thick steel sheet. It needs no electricity to be played and works by vibration you make when hitting the steel tongues which then reproduce and amplify the sound around the...

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Get The Same Music Opportunities

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Remote music learning network NYMAZ has highlighted the lack of music opportunities for children living in rural areas of England. NYMAZ has developed a project called Connect: Resound which tests how digital technologies can be used to deliver music education and enrichment activities to children...

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Musical Minds Matter

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Help Musicians UK (HMUK) has revealed its landmark study on mental health and the music industry, highlighting the key issues musicians face, and outlining three key pledges. HMUK pledged to establish a Music Industry Mental Health Taskforce, to lead the drive for change across the industry as well...

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Job Marketing Assistant

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

Sound Technology Ltd, the largest independent distributor of musical instruments and pro audio equipment in the UK, is looking for a Marketing Assistant on a one-year fixed contract to cover a period of maternity leave starting mid-November 2017. Working within the marketing team the role includes...

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Teachers Left Worse Off

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Five years after the National Plan for Music Education, many young people still do not have the opportunity to experience and enjoy music as part of a broad and balanced curriculum,” said Horace Trubridge, general secretary of the MU. “Our members working in music education also report increasingly...

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Diamond Head announce dates

Friday, October 6th, 2017

​Diamond Head have announced more dates this year in the UK and Ireland kicking off in Dublin on November 23, 2017 and ending at the Blast from the Past Festival in Kuurne, Belgium on December 9, 2017. Currently in the studio working on the follow up to the highly praised self titled release from...

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An Epic Drum Show

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

At this years London Drum Show there are a few new features to look forward to like Main Stage this is the place to be to see your idols perform. Some of the biggest names in drumming will take to the stage to show off their skills and put on an epic show. The Masterclass Stage Drum gods will be...

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Primary Music Toolkit

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

The ISM Trust, supported by the Schools Music Association (SMA), has commissioned the Primary Music Toolkit to help primary school teachers further their self-assurance in teaching music in the classroom. The toolkit, created by Dr Ally Daubney, explores ideas about music teaching and is packed with...

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Job Head of Operations

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Handle Recruitment are working with a renowned live music agency to source a driven and pro-active Head of Operations. Reporting to the Directors of the company, key responsibilities will include: Overseeing the daily activity of all staff members and regularly meeting with the Directors to ensure...

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BopPad Electronic Drum Pad

Friday, September 29th, 2017

Having successfully smashed its Kickstarter campaign goal several times over to help bring the thrilling project to life, innovative hardware and software developer Keith McMillen Instruments is proud to announce availability of the production version of BopPad  broadening the company’s considerable...

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Audix D2 Trio

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

If you are looking to purchase some new drum microphones then the Audix D2 Trio is everything you may need for miking your toms, all in one package. The tailored frequency response of the D2 drum microphone gives you all the punch, clarity and warmth needed for percussion without being muddy or boomy....

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Uptake of arts subjects in UK

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

The Education Policy Institute (EPI) has published a new report examining entries to arts subjects at Key Stage 4 over the past ten years. The last decade covers a period of considerable change to school accountability measures, including...

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Protect Musicians Rights

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Most professional musicians and performers rely on touring and performing in the European Union to make a living. Being able to travel is essential to keep a music career going. Being able to travel easily is equally important as gigs are often organised at short notice. We need free movement to...

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Norfolk Band Needs Drummer

Monday, September 25th, 2017

The Mojo Preachers a local Norwich band are looking for a drummer so if you can help them find the last piece of the Mojo Puzzle do get in touch with them. The Mojo Preachers specialise in conjuring an eclectic, melodiously complex and original sound that while rooted in the blues has its mixing...

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The Direct Source Pickup

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

The Direct Source Pickup (DSP) is a two-piece system consisting of the sensor (attaches to the cymbal) and LED light module and preamp section (attaches to the cymbal stand / Hi-Hat stand). The DSP captures the pure acoustic sound of a Zildjian Buffed Bronze cymbal while eliminating feedback, crosstalk,...

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