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Top 10 stories of the week: PMT opens London store, Rimmers Music theft, Harman insists no brands will close

Laura  Barnes
Top 10 stories of the week: PMT opens London store, Rimmers Music theft, Harman insists no brands will close

The biggest story on MI Pro this week was the news that PMT is opening a flagship store in central London.

PMT London will be located at Old Street in a Grade 2 listed building, which will house the largest range of guitars available in central London.

Check out all of the biggest stories this week below:

1. PMT to open flagship store in central London
The UK’s largest musical instrument retail chain, PMT, has announced that it will be opening a new flagship store in central London.
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2. £1,500 Spector bass stolen from Rimmers Music Blackburn
Two thieves have stolen a Spector B4LX Euro 40th anniversary edition bass from retailer Rimmers Music.

3. Harman responds to Austrian Audio launch - 'None of our brands are closing down, including AKG
Harman Pro has issued a statement to MI Pro sister title PSNEurope in response to the news that a group of laid-off AKG engineers have launched their own brand.

4. OPINION: What does the popularity of home studio kits in the MI space mean for the pro audio industry?
In the latest issue of PSNEurope, MI Pro editor Laura Barnes was asked to discuss the increasingly affordable audio equipment popping up in the MI space, which allows novice producers to record near-perfect sound in their bedrooms.

5. Four new drummers join Dream Cymbals' UK artist roster
Dream Cymbals has welcomed four new drummers into its endorsement programme.

6. REVIEW: Toontrack's Superior Drummer 3
“The future of drum production” is a pretty big statement from Toontrack regards to its latest software release. But with the Superior Drummer series already proving very popular by virtual instrument users, it may not be as outlandish as it first seems.

7. MI industry veteran Peter Corney passes away aged 68
Peter Corney, a much-loved veteran of the piano business, has sadly died at the age of 68.

8. Full list of speakers announced for BIME Pro 2017
BIME Pro returns in October to celebrate its fifth anniversary in Bilbao, with what promises to be its most diverse and inspiring conference line up to date.

9. 'Mental health awareness should be a part of all music education courses' - HMUK
Help Musicians UK (HMUK) has revealed its landmark study on mental health and the music industry, highlighting the key issues musicians face, and outlining three key pledges.

10. BRC: Consumers will pay the price for the uncertainty around EU retail workers
Brexit immigration uncertainty is fuelling workforce shortages in UK retail, and consumers will end up paying the price, warns the British Retail Consortium (BRC) in a new report.

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