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Top 10 biggest stories of the week

Laura  Barnes
Top 10 biggest stories of the week

Our announcement that the MI Expo will host a special Brexit panel session has caught the industry’s attention this week, topping today’s rundown of the biggest stories from the past seven days.

The MI Expo, in association with Musikmesse, will be the ideal place to discuss what an EU exit could mean for your business, as well as providing a day jam-packed with a range of Professional Development seminars and an extensive all-day exhibition – the only MI trade expo in the UK.

The topic of the EU referendum has been a popular one this week, with both the Musician’s Union and the British Retail Consortium’s reaction to the news making their way into the top 10 most read stories this week.

See below for the full rundown:
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1. MI industry to come together to discuss Brexit at MI Expo
The MI Expo, in association with Musikmesse, will be hosting a special panel session to discuss what leaving the EU could mean for the MI industry.

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2. Former Orange sales director Antony Gunter launches G4 Sales Management
Industry veteran Antony Gunter has set up a new business called G4 Sales Management. Having worked in the industry for over 20 years, Gunter was previously sales director at Orange Amps.

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3. Will you be stocking wearable tech in the near future?
Wearable technology’ is a term that’s been banded around in the consumer electronics world for a while now, but should MI retailers be keeping an eye on this fast moving market?

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4. Hal Leonard acquired by Seidler Equity Partners
The world’s largest producer of music performance and music educational publications has been acquired by a private investment firm.

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5. Sheila E. honours Prince with new custom DW drum kit
Renowned drummer and percussionist Sheila E. played a one-of-a-kind DW custom kit as part of a special musical celebration honouring Prince at the BET Awards.

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6. Musician's Union reacts to Brexit: 'We have serious concerns about what the future holds for our members'
Unless you’ve been living under a rock and wearing a pair of earplugs, you’ll be well aware that the UK voted to leave the EU last week.

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7. WATCH: Converse creates Chuck Taylor with built-in wah-wah pedal
Converse has revealed a new version of its popular Chuck Taylor sneaker aimed at guitarist and featuring an effects pedal built into the sole.

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8. BRC on Brexit: 'Retailers must prepare for significant swings in exchange rate and consumer confidence'
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has outlined advice to retailers following the UK’s decision to leave the EU.

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9. Dream Cymbals rolls out recycling programme to more UK dealers
Dream Cymbals has rolled out its old-for-new recycling programme to a bigger range of authorised UK dealers, with every available brand of B8 - B20 Bronze cast cymbal being valid for submission.

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10. Mini Oramics electronic synthesizer finally built 40 years after it was designed
An electronic sequencer and synthesizer has finally been brought to life after its initial design was produced over 40 years ago.

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