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Top 10 stories of the week: Tom Petty dies aged 66, Yamaha Genos keyboard, David Duchovny partners with D'Addario Foundation

Laura  Barnes
Top 10 stories of the week: Tom Petty dies aged 66, Yamaha Genos keyboard, David Duchovny partners with D'Addario Foundation

The biggest story on MI Pro this week was the sad news that American musician Tom Petty has passed away.

Petty was rushed to a hospital in Santa Monica on Sunday night after he was found unconscious.

Check out all of the biggest stories this week below:

1. UPDATE: Tom Petty - American musician dies aged 66
American singer, guitarist and record producer Tom Petty has died at the age of 66.
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2. Yamaha's Genos promises to be the most advanced digital workstation ever
Yamaha has introduced Genos, its new digital workstation keyboard.

3. X-Files star David Duchovny partners with the D'Addario Foundation
The D'Addario Foundation has announced that X-Files star and singer-songwriter David Duchovny has become an official partner.

4. This interactive map shows the top musicians from every inch of the UK
A new interactive UK map has been created to show the massive involvement the country has had in the world music scene.

5. Crowdfunding Corner: STOMP music pedal, Jammy portable guitar, Ohmless MultiTool pedal, Rytmik Studio
MI Pro checks out the latest musical instrument projects looking for backers, or recently funded, on popular crowdsourcing sites Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

6. INTERVIEW: Skin - 'Skunk Anansie's 20-year-old politically charged anthems are even more relevant today'
1995 was a very ‘safe’ year for British music. The charts were filled with the likes of East 17, Take That, Robson & Jerome and Simply Red. On the rock/indie music front, Oasis and Blur were doing their whole playground battle thing.

7. Musikmesse 2018: Pro audio and MI exhibitors to come together for DJ and recording hall
New for Musikmesse 2018, pro audio and MI exhibitors will be able to showcase their gear side-by-side in the revamped audio, DJ and recording hall.

8. 'Every child has a right to music education' - ISM launches Primary Music Toolkit
The ISM Trust, supported by the Schools Music Association (SMA), has commissioned the Primary Music Toolkit to help primary school teachers further their self-assurance in teaching music in the classroom.

9. Backstage Academy students celebrate graduation
Eighty students from the Backstage Academy received their degrees this month, in what must be the most rock’n’roll graduation ceremony in the country.

10. Electro-Harmonix introduces the Superego+ synth engine/multi-effect pedal
Electro-Harmonix has introduced a brand new synth engine/multi-effect pedal called the Superego+.

Tags: Yamaha , tom petty , top 10 , top stories , David Duchovny , D'addario Foundation

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