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Top 10 stories of the week: Gorillaz solar powered studio, Roland digital percussion pads, Sgt Pepper 50th anniversary

Laura  Barnes
Top 10 stories of the week: Gorillaz solar powered studio, Roland digital percussion pads, Sgt Pepper 50th anniversary

This biggest story on MI Pro this week was the news that Gorillaz has teamed up with energy provider E.ON to create a solar powered music studio.

The concept is based on the band’s original Kong Studios and will offer a solar and battery storage powered creative space for music projects.

Also popular this week was the introduction of Roland’s new SPD::ONE digital percussion pads, and the celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper album.

Have a look at all the biggest stories below:
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1. Gorillaz create film and music studio powered entirely by the sun
Gorillaz and energy provider E.ON are harnessing the sun’s energy to create an innovative solar powered music studio.

2. Roland introduces four new SPD::ONE digital percussion pads
Roland has unveiled the first lot of gear in its month-long ‘The Future. Redefined’ new product event.

3. These are the most-played tracks from The Beatles' Sgt Pepper
June 1st marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ iconic album Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

4. JHS Pro-Audio team to handle all HK Audio sales
JHS has announced that all HK Audio sales will now be handled exclusively by its Pro-Audio ASMs.

5. Crowdfunding Corner: ACPD Drum Kit, LightLead, Toneroll, SoundBridge
MI Pro checks out the latest musical instrument projects looking for backers, or recently funded, on popular crowdsourcing sites Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

6. Pearl announces new leaders for European team
Pearl has announced changes to its European team, with senior European marketing manager Sho Inatomi returning to Pearl Headquarters in Japan.

7. Ovation unveils collectable Glen Campbell signature guitar
Ovation Guitars has released the Glen Campbell Signature Model acoustic/electric guitar.

8. What do musicians want from the new parliament?
The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) has released its manifesto for musicians ahead of June’s general election.

9. Gregg Allman: Musicians pay tribute to legendary singer-songwriter
Gregg Allman, co-founder of The Allman Brothers Band, died at the age of 69 on Saturday (27th May).

10. CloudBounce now lets anyone send their tracks to Abbey Road to be professionally mastered
Finnish tech start-up CloudBounce has announced that it will now offer Abbey Road Studios’ mastering services as an integrated option alongside its own automated mastering service.

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