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Top 10 stories of the week: Flares Pro earphones review, Halloween guitars, Justice for Radiohead drum tech

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Top 10 stories of the week: Flares Pro earphones review, Halloween guitars, Justice for Radiohead drum tech

The most popular article on MI Pro this week was our in-depth review of Flare Audio’s brand new Flares Pro wireless earphones.

Aimed at audiophiles, prosumers and music professionals, the Bluetooth earphones have received an array of rave reviews from the likes of Huey Morgan, Tony Visconti and Richard Hawley.

Check out all of the biggest stories this week below:

1. REVIEW: Flares Pro wireless earphones
Those of you who regularly read our reviews section may remember the Flare Audio Isolate earplugs that we featured last year.
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2. 10 terrifying guitars to get you in the mood for Halloween
Yep, it’s that time of year again where we search the internet for the spookiest guitars in town to get you in the spirit of MI Pro’s favourite holiday season, Halloween!

3. OPINION: Why is there's still no justice for Radiohead drum technician Scott Johnson?
In his latest MI Pro column, professional guitar technician Adi Vines warns that without pressure from the concert industry, the circumstances of the Radiohead stage collapse in 2012, which killed drum technician Scott Johnson, may never come to light…

4. INTERVIEW: Ben Hillier on making Nadine Shah's new album and how Blur and Depeche Mode shaped his songwriting
From Blur’s Think Tank (2003) and Elbow’s Cast of Thousands (2003), to Depeche Mode’s Delta Machine (2013) and this year’s critically acclaimed Holiday Destination by Nadine Shah, to say Ben Hillier has an impressive body of work is somewhat of an understatement.

5. Retailers 'face concerns over margins' as they plan for additional £270m in businesses rates in 2018
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Nielsen have announced their latest shop price index for October 2017, revealing that shop prices decreased at the same annual rate as in September.

6. Barnes and Mullins offering massive discounts to dealers through new Clearance Outlet
MI distributor Barnes & Mullins has launched an online Clearance Outlet, which will offer massive savings to registered dealers.

7. LIVESTREAM: Watch Fender's Undiscovered Artist of the Year 2017 final here
On Thursday (26th October), Fender’s Undiscovered Artist of the Year final will take place to crown the UK’s best unsigned acoustic singer-songwriter.

8. Inappropriate behaviour in the music industry: ISM statement
The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) has recently issued a statement about inappropriate behaviour in the music industry, offering up some important information for those who feel they may have experienced sexual harassment, discrimination or bullying of any kind.

9. Berklee Online launches first online master's degree program for music production and business
Since its initial launch in 2002, Berklee College of Music’s Berklee Online has evolved from offering virtual music courses to certificate programs to an undergraduate degree.

10. Online marketplace OnBuy sees booming traffic as it lists its two millionth product
British online marketplace has announced that it has listed its two millionth product, the latest milestone in its rapid growth since launching a year ago.

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