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TOP TEN: This week's most read stories

Jory Mackay
TOP TEN: This week's most read stories

This week's news was dominated by appointments at major firms such as Soundking, Source Distribution and Bosch.

Here's the full list of the top ten most read stories of the past week...

1. MIRC MI Retail Battle of the Bands Finalists Announced: With just under two months to go until this year's MIRC, we announced the finalists who will be performing at the first-ever MI Retail Battle of the Bands. For all the bands and info, check out the BOTB Facebook Page.

2. New UK sales chief for Soundking: Soundking announced the appointment of Simon Alexander as UK sales manager for Carlsbro and Studiomaster.
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3. John Rose: A longtime staple in the North West music scene, John Rose, former owner of John Rose Music in Sale, Chesire, passed away after a long illness.

4. Source adds to sales team: Former Wembley Guitar Centre general manager, Matt Curtis, has joined Source Distrbituion in the newly created role of sales administrator.

5. Starlight sound and lighting cabinets: Studiomaster's new cabinets integrate FOH, monitor sound and stage lighting all in one unit. 

6. Academy of Music and Sound backs MIRC: The Academy of Music and Sound was the latest body to lend its support to this year's MIRC dealer conference and expo.

7. Bosch appoints new sales manager: The pro audio firm has appointed Mario Bentley as sales manager ProSounds.

8. Chord releases Imago guitar: The latest electric guitar from Chord can be completely customised to suit any player's aesthetic. 

9. Salop Music Centre in Telford Shuts its Doors: Salop Music, one of the biggest independent musical instrument retailers in the West Midlands, closed its Telford outlet.

10. Peavey unleashing Vypyr range at MIRC: Peavey announced it will be bringing its new Vypyr VIP amps and HiSys PA range to MIRC this year along with providing the PA for the Battle of the Bands.

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Tags: top ten , peavey , source distribution , soundking , studiomaster , bosch , mirc , chord , MIRC 2013 , Academy of Music and Sound , Weekly Top Ten , AVSL , Imago , Salop Music Centre , Carolsbro , John Rose , Starlight

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