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Top 10 stories of the week: Camden Guitars burnt down, Summer NAMM guide, Most popular UK region for online retail

Laura  Barnes
Top 10 stories of the week: Camden Guitars burnt down, Summer NAMM guide, Most popular UK region for online retail

The biggest story on MI Pro this week was the news that Camden Guitars was burnt down during the fire that broke out at Camden Lock Market on July 10th.

Around 70 firefighters tackled the blaze at the popular tourist attraction. One market owner believes about 100 traders have been affected and some would be "finished" as a result.

Have a look at all the biggest stories below:

1. Camden Guitars store burnt down in Camden Lock Market fire
A fire broke out at Camden Lock Market in the early hours of this morning (July 10th), causing many stall-holders and small businesses to lose their entire stock.
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2. The ultimate Summer NAMM 2017 preview
It’s that time of year again where the MI industry heads to one of America’s most musical cities, Nashville, to showcase and discover the latest and greatest musical instruments and MI gear.

3. What's the most popular UK region for online shopping?
Continuing our monthly report from PCA Predict on the habits of online shoppers, June’s statistics have revealed how the general election on June 8th affected consumer spending, and what region of the UK retail websites are most popular in.

4. GAK celebrates 25 years of business with a month of 48-hour giveaways
Family owned and operated musical instrument retailer GAK is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

5. Can MI retailers cash in on Amazon Prime Day?
Today (July 11th) is Amazon Prime Day – a Black Friday-like event that the retail giant kick-started in 2015 to offer exclusive deals to its Prime customers.

6. VOX recreates most iconic amp designs for 60th anniversary
VOX Amplification has introduced two new amps to commemorate its 60th anniversary.

7. OPINION: Why the whole of the MI industry should support music lessons
The likes of ISM have been campaigning heavily to protect creative subjects in schools, but is the wider musical instrument industry doing enough to support the continuation of music lessons?

8. Summer NAMM 2017: Yamaha Tour Custom drum set returns in five new finishes
Yamaha has introduced the Tour Custom drum set – a versatile kit suitable for both recording and playing live.

9. Blackstar enters 'new phase in its development' after secondary management buyout
Founded in 2004 by four bandmates, Blackstar Amplification launched its first guitar amps and pedals in March 2007.

10. Korg unveils new Grandstage piano
Korg has introduced a new stage piano featuring its flagship piano sound engine and meticulously selected keyboard sounds.

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