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Top 10 stories of the week: Still no justice for Radiohead drum tech, Native Instruments growth plans, and more

Laura  Barnes
Top 10 stories of the week: Still no justice for Radiohead drum tech, Native Instruments growth plans, and more

The biggest story on MI Pro this week was Adi Vines’ column about why there’s still no justice for Radiohead drum technician Scott Johnson, who was killed when a stage collapsed in 2012.

Also big this week was the news that Native Instruments is implement huge growth plans following a €50m investment.

Check out all of the biggest stories this week below:

1. 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…
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2. Native Instruments unveils huge growth plans following €50m investment
Music software and hardware manufacturer Native Instruments has announced that it is receiving a €50 million investment from private equity firm EMH Partners.

3. WATCH: Scientist creates new guitar strings to improve your whammy bar technique
A scientist from the University of St Andrews has created a brand new set of strings with optimised sensitivity, meaning the D string is just as easy to bend as other strings, and the low E string has reduced sharpness when played hard.

4. 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.

5. Daisy Berkowitz: Guitarist and Marilyn Manson co-founder dies aged 49
Scott Putesky, better known as Daisy Berkowitz, has died at the age of 49 after a long battle with colon cancer.

6. INTERVIEW: T U R Y A - 'I had to go through a massive emotional journey to give birth to these songs'
Nature vs. nurture – the age-old argument about whether someone’s tastes and personality is predisposed in their DNA, or influenced by their environment.

7. Rimmers Music to open first store in Scotland
Rimmers Music is set to open its 9th retail store at the end of October. The new premises will be the retailer’s first physical store in Scotland.

8. ROLI names pop star Pharrell Williams as its new Chief Creative Officer
UK MI startup ROLI has announced a huge appointment to the company – singer/producer Pharrell Williams.

9. 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.

10. 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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