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Top 10 stories of the week: Musikmesse show guide, Top 5 guitar vendors, Ikutaro Kakehashi

Laura  Barnes
Top 10 stories of the week: Musikmesse show guide, Top 5 guitar vendors, Ikutaro Kakehashi

The biggest story this week on MI Pro was our ultimate guide to Musikmesse 2017.

We included all the important info for the show, as well as our pick of some of the great products to check out at this year’s event in Frankfurt.

With one day left of this year’s Musikmesse, there’s still time to make good use of our guide!

Read all the biggest stories below:
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1. The ultimate Musikmesse 2017 show guide
It’s that time of year again, when the MI industry travels to Frankfurt to launch, showcase and get hands-on with the latest and greatest musical gear.

2. Top 5 global guitar vendors for 2017-2021
New research from Technavio has revealed the top five leading vendors in the global guitar market for the next five years.

3. Ikutaro Kakehashi: Roland founder and 'godfather of MIDI' dies aged 87
Japanese music pioneer and Roland founder Ikutaro Kakehashi has died at the age of 87.

4. OPINION: Why we shouldn't give up on bricks and mortar retail
Over the past year, retailers have been faced with news story after news story about how footfall is declining on our high streets and more and more physical stores are facing closure.

5. Global guitar market to grow to $4.14bn thanks to acoustic models and YouTube
The increased availability of free web-based tutorials, the rising number of independent musicians across the globe, and the growing sales of acoustic guitars will all be major factors fuelling the growth of the guitar market over the next five years.

6. JHS announces Pro Audio appointment and exclusive distribution of P. Mauriat
JHS has appointed Matt Flavell as its new Pro-Audio Area Sales Manager for Southern UK and Ireland.

7. The best new jobs in the music industry: Sound Technology, Gear4music, Propellerhead, HHB and more
Looking for a new job in the music industry? Check out the latest vacancies on the MI Pro jobs board.

8. Musikmesse 2017: Martin Guitar to unveil new Dreadnaught and Standard Series models
Martin Guitar will unveil a classic 0-18 and two new Dreadnought models at this year’s Musikmesse.

9. Furch Guitars introduces 'revolutionary' new neck design after four years of research
Furch Guitars has announced the completion of four years of research and development of a new design that it believes will revolutionise guitar neck construction.

10. Musikmesse 2017: MOD Devices to debut new footswitch extension for its Duo pedal
MOD Devices will be attended this year’s Musikmesse to showcase its Duo guitar effects pedal and debut its new extensions for the stomp box.

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