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News of Harman letting the Vienna branch of AKG go was popular among PSNEurope readers this week

News of Harman letting the Vienna branch of AKG go was popular among PSNEurope readers this week

Our top 10 article round-up features the most read stories on Pro Sound News Europe in the past seven days.

This week’s most popular articles were once again the news that a core engineering team from AKG Vienna, which was forced to close its doors after Harman announced mass redundancies last month, has come together to form Austrian Audio. Harman issued an exclusive statement to PSNEurope announcing their plans to strengthen the brands, which you can catch up with here.

Also proving popular was our behind-the-scenes interview with 2017 Pro Sound Awards Lifetime Achievement winner Tony Andrews. You can watch all the videos from the night on our Youtube channel.

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1. AKG Vienna closes, core engineering team form Austrian Audio

It was confirmed last week that AKG’s Vienna operation was forced to close its doors following Harman’s announcement last month that it was making over 650 members of international staff redundant. The Vienna-based team have set up their own business instead, Austrian Audio.

2. EXCLUSIVE: Former AKG exec on Vienna office closure and plans for new firm Austrian Audio
PSNEurope has spoken exclusively to former AKG director of marketing and product management, Kent Iverson, about the closure of the mic and headphones brand’s Vienna HQ and why a group of is top engineers have joined forces to launch new brand Austrian Audio.

3. Harman Pro issues update statement to PSNEurope on future of brand portfolio

Harman Professional Solutions global comms director, David Glaubke, has updated PSNEurope on plans for its brand portfolio, following last week’s announcement that a group of laid off AKG engineers had launched their own brand in the form of Austrian Audio.

4. ‘Natural is best’: Funktion-One’s Tony Andrews on the audio lessons learned during an award-winning career

2017 Pro Sound Awards Lifetime Achievement winner Tony Andrews shared his thoughts on a decade-spanning career in audio after he picked up his accolade last month. A video interview with the Funktion-One founder reveals some of his career highlights to date, including building the second Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury in 1980 and working on Roger Waters’ The Wall show in Berlin.

5. Air Studios wins two-year legal battle over next-door basement build

Hampstead’s world-famous Air Studios is no longer under threat after a planning application to build a basement swimming pool next door was withdrawn.

6. 5 things we learned at Venues Day 2017

Music Venue Trust’s fourth Venues Day event took place in south London today, where a group of industry experts – comprising MPs, venue managers and promoters – got together to discuss some of the biggest challenges facing independent venues in the UK right now.

7. EXCLUSIVE: Inside BBC's Television Centre

Programme making returned to the BBC’s old Television Centre site in west London at the end of August. Technological interest in the ‘new TVC’ will probably focus on its 4k IP vision infrastructure, but the audio side is equally significant, with new Studer consoles and the first deployment of Riedel’s DECT wireless intercom. Kevin Hilton went to look around...

8. 'Music industry workers are three times more likely to experience depression,' study finds

The ‘Can Music Make You Sick?’ report asked the music community how their working conditions have impacted on their mental health, and comprises interviews with 26 respondents from a broad cross section of the industry.

9. ‘The inevitable future of live sound’: Inside the world of 360 audio

In recent years, strides in 360 audio have began to gather pace, with numerous pro audio companies placing it square and centre of their business focus. Daniel Gumble spoke to some of the sector’s foremost exponents to check its pulse…

10. Loud Technologies brands acquired by Transom Capital Group

Loud Technologies and each of its brands – including Mackie, Ampeg, EAW and Martin Audio – have been acquired by Transom Capital Group, in a deal that will see the group rebranded as Loud Audio LLC and run by senior Loud Technologies staff.