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Top 10 stories of the week: Ed Sheeran charity donation, How Brexit has affected online retail, Holographic piano teacher

Laura  Barnes
Top 10 stories of the week: Ed Sheeran charity donation, How Brexit has affected online retail, Holographic piano teacher

This week, the biggest story on MI Pro has been the news that Ed Sheeran will donate all royalties made from his new Martin Guitar ‘Divide’ signature model to Teenage Cancer trust.

Musicians and fans will be able to get their hands on the acoustic guitar this summer through Martin Guitar and UK distributor Westside Distribution.

Have a look at all the biggest stories below:

1. Ed Sheeran to donate 100% of royalties from Martin Guitar's 'Divide' signature acoustic to children's charity
Back in April, we reported that a brand new Ed Sheeran ‘Divide’ signature guitar was in the works from Martin Guitar. The instrument maker has now revealed that fans will be able to get their hands on the acoustic guitar this summer.
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2. How Brexit has affected online retail over the past 12 months
It has been one year since 51.9% of the voting population in the UK decided that leaving the European Union was best for Britain.

3. Are holographic teachers the future of music education?
It wasn’t too long ago that our vision of what the near future would look like consisted of robots and machines helping humans go about their daily lives, serving them at restaurants, and even providing companionship.

4. 'UK businesses are in Brexit denial'
Last week marked the one-year anniversary of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union.

5. INTERVIEW: Fibonacci Guitars on its bespoke business model, Brexit's impact on component costs, and upcoming products
Not every MI manufacturer starts up their business with the dream of mass-producing their instruments. The bespoke market is booming, with many brands focussing on creating unique, handcrafted pieces for musicians looking for something a little different.

6. Best new jobs in the music industry: Korg UK, North American Guitar, Gear4music
Looking for a new job in the music industry? Check out the latest vacancies on the MI Pro jobs board.

7. Sennheiser reports reduced turnover but increased profits as company focuses on 'core business'
Sennheiser has generated a turnover of €658.4 million for the fiscal year 2016, a decline of 3.8%. The audio specialist says this is primarily due to placing greater focus on “the core business”.

8. REVIEW: The ONE Light Keyboard
There are plenty of keyboards out there aimed at beginners, as well as a vast array of resources, books and apps designed to help new musicians get to grips with the techniques, music theory and guidance needed to master the piano.

9. Boss Katana-mini amp and reverb, modulation and bass effects pedals unveiled by Roland
Roland has rounded off its month-long series of product announcements with a new Boss guitar amp and three new Boss pedals.

10. Roland's GO:KEYS and GO:PIANO beginner keyboards now shipping
First announced at this year’s CES show in January, Roland’s new portable beginner keyboards are now available.

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