New publication for the UK musical instrument industry ‘MI Focus’ launches

A brand new online publication called MI Focus has launched, offering up news, opinion and analysis on the UK musical instrument industry.

Following the closure of publishing house NewBay Media’s MI trade publication ‘MI Pro’ in December 2017 – which was the largest and longest serving UK title in the sector – the publication’s editor, Laura Barnes, has announced the launch of a brand new title.

“I have absolutely loved working in the UK MI industry, and following the closure of MI Pro, I wanted to continue to offer the trade the latest musical industry news, in-depth interviews, opinion from industry experts, and vital analysis on the retail sector,” said MI Focus founder and publisher Laura Barnes.

“With MI Focus, we aim to fully serve the entire industry and shine a light on some of the latest innovations to hit the MI, audio and retail sectors. We’d love for MI retailers, distributors and manufacturers, as well as the musicians using their gear, to get in touch and tell us what type of content they’d like to see on MI Focus so we can make sure we’re serving up the perfect mix of content.”

The new website,, will keep readers up-to-date with the latest MI news, as well as bringing them informative interviews with industry professionals and top musicians. It will also host guest columns, review the latest gear, have a dedicated events section, and offer news roundups of related audio sectors.

“With a sleek and responsive website that looks great on all devices, MI Focus is really excited about being able deliver new, crucial and exciting content straight into the hands of the MI industry, and we can’t wait to see what you think,” said Barnes.

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