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FAA Issues Long-awaited Travel Guidelines for Musicians

Airline travel can make people want to pull out their hair even under the best of circumstances, but it can be nothing less than traumatizing for musicians afraid of damaging a valuable instrument. Now, thanks to new rules set to take effect March 6, string musicians can feel more secure and protected when traveling with […]

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Schoenhut ‘Toys’ with High-Quality Ukes for the Little Ones

Is there room for a high-quality “toy” ukulele on the kid-instrument playground? One leading music-for-moppets manufacturer seems to think so. Schoenhut Piano Company, the renowned designer of wooden toy pianos, has produced its first toy ukulele since partnering in 2012 with Magic Fluke, the uke company whose easy-to-play Flea Ukulele line has ridden the ukulele-buying […]

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Ukulele Sales Remain Robust

News about the business of the ukulele has gotten a lot of media attention of late. After the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) reported this winter that between 2010 and 2012 ukulele sales nationwide jumped from 581,000 to more than one million, CNN Money ran a lengthy story recently on the continued popularity of […]

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Blackbird Releases an Eco-Friendly Uke

It’s the sweet sound of sustainability. Blackbird Guitars has launched a new eco-friendly uke model. In November, the San Francisco-based instrument manufacturer introduced the Clara, a concert-sized ukulele made from Ekoa, a plant-fiber composite that looks like real wood.  According to the company, Ekoa is “a proprietary, first-of-its-kind, renewable, plant-based material that provides the warm […]

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Jake Shimabukuro Releases Concert DVD

Hawaiian uke superstar Jake Shimabukuro, who spent the bulk of 2013 touring in support of his acclaimed Grand Ukulele CD, has released a DVD of his October concert in Boulder, Colorado. “It really captures the energy and essence of the tour,” Shimabukuro says in a phone interview while preparing to take the stage in Willmington, […]

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Success with User-Generated Content

Less than a year after the first issue was created as a one-off special edition supplement to Acoustic Guitar, the decision was made to begin publishing Ukulele magazine on a quarterly basis. We needed some way to immediately generate buzz around subscriptions and to drive traffic to our new website. During a Wednesday afternoon brainstorm […]

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