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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 article is an interview with Brit Row co-founder Bryan Grant, who talks about his decision to sell the business to Clair Global in April this year.

Also totting up the page views is our exclusive interview with UK Music CEO Michael Dugher about the continuing importance of live music venues in the UK; Allen & Heath’s dLive system bringing ‘Good Times’ to thousands at Chic’s storming Glastonbury set; and AEG Live sealing the deal with Capital Sound to continue its successful five year run at BST Hyde Park festival with a two-year extension.

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1. Interview: Brit Row co-founder Bryan Grant explains reasons behind Clair Global sale

PSNE talks to Britannia Row co-founder Bryan Grant about handing the company over to Clair Global earlier this year.

2. Interview: Toby Alington on mixing the most-watched TV concert of 2017, One Love Manchester

The One Love Manchester concert in aid of victims of the Manchester Arena bombing succeeded in honouring both those affected and human spirit. Toby Alington had the task of mixing the on stage music for worldwide broadcast transmission, and we spoke to him.

3. Exclusive: ‘Glastonbury is a great opportunity to generate new customers’ says Digico’s Mark Saunders

Digico support manager Mark Saunders has spoken exclusively to PSNE about the positive feedback he received from engineers at last month’s Glastonbury and why the festival serves as a “great opportunity” to generate new users.

4. Allen & Heath’s dLive was ‘preferred mixer’ for Chic’s storming Glasto set

Legendary disco act Chic performed an acclaimed set on Glastonbury’s Pyramid stage in June using Allen & Heath dLive S Class mixing systems. FOH engineer John Ryan explains how they fared up.

5. Exclusive: WSDG and ADA-AMC merger will bring ‘innovations and advances’ say top execs

Top brass at acoustics specialists WSDG and ADA-AMC spoke exclusively to PSNE about their new merger, which the say will bring a wide range of benefits to customers and both companies.

6. Allen & Heath provides ‘clarity and precision’ for Bryan Ferry tour

Bryan Ferry’s monitor engineer has hailed the “clarity and precision” of Allen & Health’s dLive S Class mixing system, which is currently being used to manage monitors on the star’s current US and European tour.

7. AEG Live inks two-year BST Hyde Park extension with Capital Sound

Capital Sound and rental partner Martin Audio have put pen to paper on a two –year extension deal with AEG Live for the annual British Summer Time Hyde Park Festival.

8. ‘Clear and present danger’: UK Music boss says live biz ‘cannot be complacent’ despite buoyant market figures

In a PSNE exclusive, UK Music chief executive and former Labour MP Michael Dugher has warned that the live music sector “cannot be complacent”, after the trade body yesterday issued a new report claiming that audiences at live music events have increased by 76% since 2011 and were up year-on-year in 2016 by 12%.

9. K-array system overcomes challenging noise conditions at Isle of Wight festival

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K-array touring system Firenze overcame challenging on-site noise conditions on two stages at the Isle of Wight Festival in June.

10. Martin Audio pre-sales ‘running high’ as 10 new products begin shipping

Martin Audio has begun shipping 10 of its new products that launched during Frankfurt’s Prolight + Sound trade fair in April.