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Top 10 biggest stories of the week

Laura  Barnes
Top 10 biggest stories of the week

Once again, news about how Brexit is affecting the MI industry has topped this week’s most popular stories rundown. But you may be surprised to read that it’s actually a positive piece of news…

Gear4music reported earlier this week that it has actually seen an increase in European sales during the first week after the UK decided to leave the EU.

This week wasn’t all about Brexit though. Also making their way into the top ten were a number of stories about the companies exhibiting at the MI Expo – which takes place on July 13th at the Emirates Stadium, London.

As well as this, there seemed to be a few popular appointment stories this week, including new contacts at Orange and Tanglewood.
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Here’s the full rundown:

1. Gear4music reports 191% increase in European sales during first week after Brexit
Online retailer Gear4music has seen a boost in European sales in the first full week following the UK’s decision to leave the EU.

Read the full story here.

2. Marshall's Michael Clapham joins Tanglewood Guitars
Tanglewood Guitars has appointed Michael Clapham as its new regional sales manager.

Read the full story here.

3. Andrew Lloyd Webber calls on UK gov to make music lessons free in schools
Andrew Lloyd Webber has donated £1.4 million to London schools and believes the UK government should do the same.

Read the full story here.

4. Rotosound expands distribution business and signs exclusive TMA deal
Manufacturer Rotosound has opened up a new third party distribution operation. The expanded business has taken on UK exclusivity of The Music Alliance’s (TMA) catalogue of more than 17,000 products and accessories.

Read the full story here.

5. Orange names James Deacon as new International Sales Manager
James Deacon has been promoted to international sales manager at Orange Amplification. He joined Orange in 2011 as internal UK sales executive. A year later he was promoted to UK sales executive, and then European sales manager in 2015.

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6. Slipknot's Mick Thomson swaps Ibanez for Jackson Guitars
Slipknot’s lead guitarist Mick Thomson has parted ways with Ibanez and joined Jackson Guitars. The influential metal guitarist will now wield custom Jackson Double Rhoads and Soloist guitars.

Read the full story here.

7. Peavey to launch new 6505 Piranha Micro Head guitar amp at MI Expo
Peavey UK will be unveiling the new Peavey 6505 Piranha Micro Head for the very first time in the UK at next week’s MI Expo.

Read the full story here.

8. 5 ways to become a future-proof retailer
Alain Falys, CEO and co-founder of Yoyo Wallet – a UK mobile payment platform for retailers and consumers – offers up his top tips for future-proofing your retail business.

Read the full story here.

9. MI Expo: One week to go! Here are 16 reasons why YOU need to be there
The MI Expo, in association with Musikmesse, is just one week away. If you haven't signed up to attend the only MI trade show in the UK, here's why you should.

Read the full story here.

10. 130 members of Houston music instrument theft ring arrested
130 people have been arrested in Houston, Texas who were involved in a theft ring that traded stolen musical instruments.

Read the full story here.

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