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Top 10 biggest stories of the week: Music tech at BETT, Musikmesse Drum Camp line-up, interview with Skunk Anansie's Ace

Laura  Barnes
Top 10 biggest stories of the week: Music tech at BETT, Musikmesse Drum Camp line-up, interview with Skunk Anansie's Ace

The biggest stories on MI Pro this week include our round up of educational music technology from this year’s BETT Show.

In other industry event news, Musikmesse announced the completed musician line-up for its revamped Drum Camp section of the show.

Also proving popular this week was our interview with Skunk Anansie guitarist Ace ahead of the band’s sold out Brixton Academy show this weekend.

Check out all of the biggest stories this week below:
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1. 9 must-see musical innovations at BETT Show 2017
NAMM may be over, but there are still plenty of trade shows for MI businesses to get involved with throughout the year.

2. Karl Brazil, Will Hunt, Chris Coleman and Veronika Lukesova complete Musikmesse's Drum Camp line-up
Musikmesse has revealed that its list of artists for the show’s Drum Camp is complete.

3. INTERVIEW: Skunk Anansie's Ace talks music education, career highlights and how musicians survive in today's industry
MI Pro editor Laura Barnes caught up with Skunk Anansie guitarist Ace ahead of the band’s sold out Brixton Academy show to find out more about his work in education and how the music industry has changed during his 23-year career…

4. REVIEW: G7th UltraLight Guitar Capo
I was recently asked to review the G7th UltraLight Guitar Capo, which is particularly handy at the present time, as I seem to have lost my old one.

5. Why did retail employment decline in Q4?
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has revealed the findings of its Q4 Retail Employment Monitor.

6. Audio-Technica becomes exclusive UK distributor of Artnovion
Audio-Technica has announced that it is to act as exclusive UK distributor for Portuguese brand Artnovion’s range of acoustic treatment products.

7. Barnes & Mullins appointed UK distributor for Worldwind Music brands
Barnes & Mullins has announced a new distribution agreement with Worldwind Music.

8. Anatomy of an Instrument: The Player Piano
Self-playing pianos may have been big in the 19th and 20th century, but with a recent MI market report suggesting the instrument will “threaten traditional piano sales over the next 10 years” it seems the Player Piano is set for a comeback.

9. MU: 'No-one should have to give up basic human rights and submit themselves to oppression because of the job they choose'
The Musicians’ Union has spoken out against the Finnish Immigration Service’s decision to reject a musician applying for asylum.

10. UK music mag Electronic Sound offering shares to its readers
Electronic Sound has launched a Crowdcube campaign to offer shares to its readers and anyone else wanting to invest.

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