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TOP 10: This week's biggest stories

Daniel Gumble
TOP 10: This week's biggest stories

PMT boss, Simon Gilson, tops this week’s list, with both his Open to Question feature and exclusive article on what ‘Brexit’ would mean for the MI market stealing the top spots.

Earlier this week, Gilson answered questions from MI Pro readers across a variety of subject, before penning an exclusive piece on what an EU exit would mean for the UK MI market.

Also high on this week’s chart is the announcement that retailer guitarguitar has expanded into Europe with a new store located in Ghent, Belgium.

Elsewhere, the latest article from The Subways front man and MI Pro columnist, Billy Lunn, captured the market’s attention as he stood in defence of the cover song.
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1. Open To Question: Simon Gilson, PMT

Our Open To Question interviews series sees you, the MI Pro readers, put forward your questions to some of the industry’s most prominent figures. This month, PMT chief Simon Gilson takes the spotlight…

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2. OPINION: Simon Gilson, PMT, on what 'Brexit' would mean for the industry

In an exclusive article for MI Pro, PMT chief, Simon Gilson, offers his take on what an EU exit or ‘Brexit’ would mean for the UK music industry…

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3. Guitarguitar expands into Europe with new Belgium store

Guitarguitar has revealed that it is expanding into the European market with a brand new store in Ghent, Belgium set to open later this summer.

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4. BILLY LUNN: A vindication of the cover song

The Subways frontman and MI Pro columnist, Billy Lunn, writes in defence of the cover song and serves up a few of his favourite takes on old classics…

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5. NAMM Top 100 Dealers revealed

NAMM has revealed its Top 100 Dealers for 2016 ahead of a special gala ceremony, which will see additional awards handed out, on June 24th at the Summer NAMM show in Nashville.

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6. INTERVIEW: Musikmesse's Stephan Kurzawski reflects on the new-look show

Earlier this month, Musikmesse implemented its controversial ‘new concept’, which saw a number of major changes made to the traditional show format – namely that it would be open to the public for the full duration. However, a dedicated trade hall and a number of business-led features appear to have won over some of the doubters. So what did the organisers make of the new-look Musikmesse? And how has the international MI community responded to the changes. Daniel Gumble spoke to Stephan Kurzawski, senior vice president, Messe Frankfurt, to find out…

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7. MI EXPO: Strike a chord! How to wow your customers on the high street and online

High street consultant and retail expert, Graham Soult, will deliver a talk on how retailers can better understand and communicate with their customers as part of the MI Expo’s Professional Development Programme, sponsored by NAMM.

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8. Thomas Blug UK clinic tour announced

German guitar maestro, Thomas Blug, is embarking on a UK clinic tour in promotion of his BluGuitar AMP1 range.

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9. Queen's Award for Enterprise goes to Focusrite

Focusrite has been honoured with the 2016 Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade.

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10. New Steinway Spirio system 'most significant innovation in 70 years'

Steinway has unveiled its new Spirio digital player piano system, which it is describing as its most significant product innovation in over 70 years.

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