In 1991 two Essex boys had a vision: Most music stores seemed sad, lacking atmosphere, direction or any retail know-how. So they decided to inject some new ideas into the Music Industry and PMT was born! It's been an amazing ride... check it out!
17TH AUGUST: OUR FIRST STORE OPENS - PMT SOUTHEND
PMT EXPANDS! ROMFORD STORE OPENS, IN AUGUST.
24TH AUGUST: FIRST PMT STORE OUTSIDE ESSEX OPENS IN OXFORD... WITH A LEGENDARY GUEST!
NOVEMBER: PMT BIRMINGHAM OPENS, FEATURING THE LARGEST GUITAR WALL IN EUROPE.
THINGS ARE GETTING BUSIER AT PMT BIRMINGHAM, AND THE WORD KEEPS SPREADING...
AUGUST: TIME FOR A NEW STORE! PMT NORTHAMPTON OPENS ITS DOORS
PMT WINS A MIA INDUSTRY AWARD FOR THE FIRST TIME! AND IT WASN'T TO BE THE LAST...
A GLORIOUS TIME FOR PMT, WHEN MARTIAL ARTS LEGEND/ GUITAR AFICIONADO STEVEN SEAGAL VISITED PMT BIRMINGHAM.
THE YEAR OF THE RAT! PMT OPENS THREE NEW STORES, IN JUNE: MANCHESTER, LEEDS & NORWICH
DOOM AND GLOOM FOR THE MUSIC INDUSTRY. SALES FALL, AND KIDS PREFER GUITAR HERO. BUT NOT AT PMT - SALES INCREASE, AS REPORTED BY THE BBC NEWS!
PMT OPENS BRISTOL STORE, IN MAY. PMT WINS THE FIFTH MIA AWARDS IN A ROW
MAY '11: EXPANSION CONTINUES, NOW ON THE WEB: PMT ACQUIRES LIVERPOOL-BASED DOLPHIN MUSIC
A YEAR OF OLYMPIC HIGHS... AND NEW LOWS!
NEW STORE ADDED IN APRIL: PMT CAMBRIDGE.
2014? BUSINESS AS USUAL FOR PMT. OH, AND WE WON YET ANOTHER MIA AWARD! TIME TO LOOK BACK AT OTHER FAMOUS VISITORS TO OUR PMT STORES...
ANOTHER MASSIVE YEAR FOR PMT, AS WE OPEN THREE NEW STORES: NEWCASTLE (APRIL), ROMFORD LONDON (MOVING TO A BIGGER AND BETTER LOCATION, AUGUST) AND, FINALLY, CARDIFF (NOVEMBER).
BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER! PMT CELEBRATES IT'S 25TH YEAR IN STYLE. NEW PORTSMOUTH STORE OPENS IN MARCH, WHEN PMT ACQUIRES NEVADA MUSIC. PRS GUITARS SUPREMO - PAUL REED SMITH - PAYS A VISIT TO MANCHESTER. PLUS, THE 14TH PMT STORE OPENS IN NOTTINGHAM IN OCTOBER!
2017 Highlights at PMT
PMT London, our flagship London store found in Clerkenwell, opened on Saturday 28th October 2017 with Adam Zindani of The Stereophonics cutting the ribbon with S&T Audio owners Simon and Terry. Time to celebrate our 15th store and 16th PMT location opening.
2018 has held tons of events for PMT stores, including our best-yet learn to play day, supporting all of the Northern guitar shows, our first appearance at London drum show, special visits from Paul Reed Smith, John Cruz (Fender Custom Shop) and Mark Holcomb, our exclusive Martin open mics, and awesome drum clinics from Karl Brazil, Matty Brown, Ash Sheehan & Ash Weaver, Kaz Rodriguez and Dexter Hercules.
Highlights of 2019
2019 saw our flagship store move to an even better premises on Westley street! The new PMT Birmingham is the biggest music shop in the UK and features Yamaha's first ever premier centre, a Roland store, a Taylor premier room, a Martin heritage room, and (it still has) Europe's largest single guitar wall. The grand opening was an extravagant event, with over 1,000 people attending and rockstars such as Bernie Marsden, Bev Bevan, Chris Buck, and Toby Lee making appearances, doing signings and playing live. We've also seen Mike Johnston, Rick Astley, and Jeorge Tripps in PMT stores already with Craig Blundell, Chris Coleman, Matt Garstka, Luke holland and more appearing in PMT stores later this year. And let's not forget about the 'just play' events that eight PMT stores taken part in with rocksteady and the Foo Fighters in February. Over 1,000 children were taught to play a Foo song, which they performed in their own bands, in one day!
Right up to today, Professional Music Technology is stil providing customers with exceptional customer service and the UK's largest stock of musical instruments and equipment. We're forever expanding our locations, so look out for your local PMT store in your area!