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Top 10 stories of the week: Guitarguitar store closure, Rudall Carte relaunch, Brexit's impact on UK festivals

Laura  Barnes
Top 10 stories of the week: Guitarguitar store closure, Rudall Carte relaunch, Brexit's impact on UK festivals

The biggest news this week on MI Pro was the announcement that Guitarguitar is closing its Ghent store.

The retailer revealed that the closure was due to its landlord deciding to sell the property.

Also popular this week, the news that flute maker Rudall Carte is relaunching continues to be of interest to the industry. And yesterday’s story about ParcelHero’s report on how Brexit could damage the UK music festival scene has caught the eye of many readers.

Have a look at all the biggest stories below:
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1. Guitarguitar announces closure of store in Ghent, Belgium
Retailer Guitarguitar has announced that its store in Ghent, Belgium will close due to the unexpected decision of its landlord to sell the Sint-Joriskaai property.

2. Flute maker Rudall Carte relaunches after 30 years
British flute maker Rudall Carte and Co has announced its relaunch.

3. 1,000 EU-based bands 'likely to quit UK festivals' post-Brexit
This year, over 1,000 festivals are planned to take place in the UK, but ParcelHero’s new report suggests that a ‘hard’ Brexit could put an end to the party.

4. Rory Gallagher Magnatone amp, Greg Lake Les Paul and Mark Griffiths guitars up for auction
Garinder Houlgate auction rooms has announced a number of guitars and amps from a number of iconic guitarists.

5. Play Away Guitars founder Patrick Keating passes away
Patrick Keating, founder of Play Away Guitars, has sadly passed away.

6. Gear4music reports 'transformational year' with record sales and profits
Online MI retailer Gear4music has announced its unaudited financial results for the 12 months ended 28th February 2017.

7. Chris Cornell: Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman dies aged 52
Singer, songwriter and guitarist Chris Cornell has died suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 52.

8. 10 ways technology is reshaping the high street
Here on MI Pro, we strive to provide our readers with opinion and advice from industry experts to help them better understand what’s going on in the MI and retail markets.

9. New online search tool for local music services launches
A brand new website called Musician Go has launched, providing a comprehensive source of all local music services.

10. OPINION: Why we need to keep calling out sexism in the music industry
In her first column for MI Pro, radio presenter and DJ Rowena Lewis looks at recent cases of sexist incidents from bands, how they affect their fans, and why we still need to call it out every time we see it…

Tags: guitarguitar , top 10 , top stories , brexit , Rudall Carte

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