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Top 10 biggest stories of the week

Laura  Barnes
Top 10 biggest stories of the week

Store openings and store closures take the limelight this week on MI Pro.

The biggest story this week was the news that Chandler Guitars was closing its doors after 37 years of trading.

This was very closely followed by PMT’s news that it will be opening a brand new store in Nottingham this weekend.

Check out the top 10 biggest stories of the week below:
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1. Chandler Guitars closes doors after 37 years of trading
MI retail store Chandler Guitars has announced that it will close its doors for the last time on 31st October 2016 after 37 years of trading in Kew, Surrey, due to retirement.

2. PMT to open 15th retail store this weekend
MI retailer PMT will be opening a Nottingham superstore on Saturday October 1st.

3. Anthony Short named President of the MIA
The Music Industries Association (MIA) has announced Anthony Short as its new President.

4. Success for 'Save Denmark Street' campaign: 3 buildings protected, new planning legislation to help MI retailers
Henry Schott-Irvine, founder of ‘Save Denmark Street’ has revealed the successes of the campaign, which was set up in May 2014.

5. LISTEN: The first ever recording of computer-generated music - created by Alan Turning - has been restored
Researchers have restored the first recording of computer-generated music, created by famous computer scientist Alan Turing in 1951.

6. The best new jobs in the music industry: Gear4music, British Band Instrument Company
Looking for a new job in the music industry? Check out the latest vacancies on the MI Pro jobs board.

7. Inside Abbey Road's incubation programme for music technology start-ups
Last year, the most famous recording studio in the UK announced a programme called Abbey Road Red, aimed at fostering new music-tech start-ups from across the globe.

8. Martin Guitar appoints Mitchell Nollman as new Global Sales VP
Acoustic guitars and strings manufacturer Martin Guitar has named Mitchell Nollman as its new vice president of global sales.

9. ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons becomes Ambassador for Orange Bax Bangeetar pedal
Billy Gibbons, the guitarist and lead singer in ZZ Top, has become an Ambassador for Orange Amplification’s new pedal.

10. Crowdfunding Corner: Mighty Flea jazz amp, eCorder, Saw Bench synth, ReString Theory kit
MI Pro checks out the latest musical instrument projects looking for backers, or recently funded, on popular crowdsourcing sites Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

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