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Top 10 stories of the week: Gear4music revenue growth, Korg dealer event, Roland's September Festival

Laura  Barnes
Top 10 stories of the week: Gear4music revenue growth, Korg dealer event, Roland's September Festival

Gear4music has topped the charts again this week, with its H1 2017 trading report.

The MI retailer revealed that for the six months to 31 August 2017, its total half-year sales increased by 44%.

Along with a 30% increase in UK sales, Gear4music revealed that this growth was fuelled by a 70% increase in international sales, which grew from £7.8 million to £13.3 million.

Check out all of the biggest stories this week below:
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1. Gear4music sees strong revenue growth thanks to rocketing international sales
Retailer Gear4music has released its trading update for the six months to 31 August 2017, reporting that its total half-year sales increased by 44%.

2. IN PICTURES: KORG's first ever UK dealer event
This week saw KORG UK open its doors for all of its UK and Ireland dealers, given them not only a peek into the Milton Keynes office, but also a chance to see and hear brand new products ahead of any other country.

3. What to expect from Roland's 2017 September Festival
Roland has announced details about its Future Redefined Festival, which takes place throughout September.

4. Gear4music buys new 50,000 sq ft head office
Gear4music, the largest UK-based MI retailer, has purchased new head office premises in York.

5. KORG introduces the KROSS 2 synth, C1 Air digital piano, new Pa-Series models and more
KORG has unveiled the long-awaited successor to its KROSS synthesizer workstation.

6. VOX revives the Continental Keyboard, launches VX50 portable amps and maroon Custom Series amps
VOX has introduced a number of new products, including the Continental Keyboard, new VX50 portable amps and a limited edition maroon version of its popular Custom Series amps.

7. Should the MI industry bother with Bitcoin?
Cryptocurrency has been around for some time now, and while it’s not the easiest subject to get your head around, it certainly provides a fascinating glimpse into what the future of retail, money and business might look.

8. Enter our exclusive Adam Hall Group competition to win an LD Systems U500 wireless microphone
MI Pro has teamed up with Adam Hall Group to offer one lucky reader the chance to take home an LD Systems U500 96 CHN UHF True Diversity Wireless System.

9. INTERVIEW: Skunk Anansie drummer Mark Richardson on being a part of UK indie history and the importance of being nice
MI Pro editor Laura Barnes caught up with Skunk Anansie’s drummer Mark Richardson after his recent masterclass at ACM’s Guildford campus to chat about his musical career…

10. WATCH: Game of Thrones stars play Furch guitar in viral video
Game of Thrones stars Rory McCann and Kristofer Hivju, better known as The Hound and Tormund, have been caught letting off some steam after a long day of shooting the 7th season of the iconic TV show.

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