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Top 10 biggest stories of the week

Laura  Barnes
Top 10 biggest stories of the week

Some of the biggest stories this week include guitarguitar’s European expansion and our interview with MOD Devices.

Other big stories this week include the sad news that Millers Music director Barry Robinson has passed away, as well as our run down of the Brexit panel session from the recent MI Expo.

Check out the full list below:

1. Guitarguitar expands into Europe with new Belgium store
The new store is housed in a former art gallery by the banks of the Leie Canal in Gent and is the largest guitar store in Belgium.
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2. INTERVIEW: Could the MOD Duo change the pedalboard as we know it?
We wanted to find out more about this digital device that promises to enable musicians to create endless virtual pedalboards, so MI Pro editor Laura Barnes caught up with MOD Devices co-founder Alexandre Cunha, to find out if the Duo could change the pedalboard as we know it…

3. Tributes paid to Barry Robinson, director of Millers Music
Members of the Cambridge business community have paid tribute to Barry Robinson, director of Millers Music in Cambridge, who died at his home on Tuesday 5th July following a short battle with pancreatic cancer.

4. What does Brexit means for MI trading?
During this year’s MI Expo, we held a Brexit discussion panel to give delegates a chance to ask questions about what an EU exit could mean for different aspects of the industry.

5. Marshall amps launches own record label
Respected producer Rob Cass and veteran music biz executive Steve Tannett will head up Marshall Records.

6. 'You don't need a £100m marketing budget to reach your audience anymore'
Rock Solid Agency’s CEO Mark Bower spoke at the recent MI Expo about how MI dealers should speak to consumers.

7. How to become a 'hub' for local musicians
During his talk at this year’s MI Expo, Flashback Records owner Mark Burgess revealed how in-store gigs have boosted his record store’s credibility.

8. Minimoog Model D resumes production for the first time since 1981
The world’s first portable synthesizer is back and available for pre-order.

9. Björk's custom-made musical instruments to be showcased at London exhibition
A new virtual reality (VR) exhibition of Icelandic artist Björk’s video and digital works is coming to Somerset House in London.

10. The best new jobs in the music industry: Wembley Music Centre, Roland and more
Looking for a new job in the music industry? Check out the latest vacancies on the MI Pro jobs board.

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