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Top 10 biggest stories of the week

Laura  Barnes
Top 10 biggest stories of the week

The biggest stories this week include Graydon UK’s comments on Brexit being an excuse for retailers, and the latest news from cymbal maker Zildjian.

Yesterday, Graydon’s Colin Sanders cited Brexit as “providing an excuse for some business owners and funders to pull the plug on their operations”.

Meanwhile, Zildjian had a number of new announcements, including the appointment of Victor Filonovich as category manager for cymbals, and the launch of its own brand of beer.

Check out the 10 biggest stories this week:
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1. 'Brexit is just an excuse for failing retailers'
Graydon’s Colin Sanders has revealed his opinions on ‘the Brexit excuse’ retailers are using to close their businesses, as well as stats about the state of UK retail.

2. Zildjian appoints new cymbals category manager and launches its own beer
Victor Filonovich has been appointed as category manager for cymbals at Zildjian. The firm has also announced that it is collaborating with Harpoon to launch its own beer.

3. Chris Cornell, Lorde, Tom Waits, Ziggy Marley and Bastille unveiled as judges for 2016's International Songwriting Competition
The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) has announced its panel of judges for the 2016 competition.

4. The best new jobs in the music industry: Source Distribution, Yamaha Music London and more
Looking for a new job in the music industry? Check out the latest vacancies on the MI Pro jobs board.

5. LAURA B. WHITMORE: How to use social media to connect with female customers
Our US columnist and WiMN (Women’s International Music Network) founder, Laura B. Whitmore, discusses how MI businesses can use social media to reach new female customers…

6. Game of Thrones composer unveils live tour with full orchestra, choir and 360-degree stage
Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi is putting together a 28-city tour where a full orchestra and choir will perform musical scores from some of the show’s most iconic scenes.

7. Mira Wolfel named head of Musikmesse's new Sales and Planning department
Mira Wölfel has been appointed as head of the new Sales and Planning department of Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound.

8. INTERVIEW: Kite Base on fostering creativity through restrictions and stirring up the synth scene
Kite Base is one of the most intriguing bands to pop up on the London music scene for quite some time.

9. Peavey FX2 Series mixers now available from Barnes and Mullins
Barnes and Mullins has announced the immediate availability of Peavey’s new FX2 Series mixers in the UK.

10. Limited edition Larrivée East Indian Laurel guitars arrive in UK
Larrivée Guitars and UK distributor Sound Technology have announced that a limited run of the East Indian Laurel acoustic guitar is now available in the UK.

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