Debt Troubles Reported for Gibson, Juszkiewicz Responds

It has recently been reported by many that Gibson Brands, Inc. - parent company of Gibson Guitars - is facing an uncertain future due to serious debt-related and operational concerns. The company has issued a statement regarding their financial situation and, further, MMR spoke with Gibson Chairman and CEO Henry Juszkiewicz on the afternoon of February 20.

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In 2007, Sweetwater Sound began a partnership with Fort Wayne, Indiana’s University of Saint Francis — providing funds for scholarships, gear purchase and installation, and other music-related projects — to help create a four-year degree program in Music Technology.

Read more: Sweetwater Sound Develops Degree Program with University of Saint Francis

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Los Angeles-based producer and DJ Dennis White has used the Pioneer DJ TORAIZ AS-1 monophonic analog synthesizer in the making of his 2018 Grammy-winning track - a remix of “You Move” by Depeche Mode.

Read more: DJ Dennis White Uses Pioneer DJ on Grammy-Award Winning Track

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The staff at East St. John High School in Reserve, Louisiana recently called on local A/V integration firm Lion's Roar Church Audio to install Danley's fully-weatherproof OS-Series loudspeakers into the school’s football field and stadium.

Read more: Louisiana High School Installs Danley Loudspeakers in Stadium

Upfront

On Thursday, February 22, we received the following from Sam Ash Music:

At Sam Ash Music, putting instruments in the hands of musicians is our number one priority.

Read more: Sam Ash Gives Back

People

Auralex® Acoustics, Inc. announces the appointment of James Horton to the position of Western regional manager.    

Read more: Auralex Names Horton Western Regional Manager

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Target recently sponsored a three-minute-and-fifteen second video of Zedd’s tune “The Middle” during the January 28 broadcast of the Grammy Awards, which featured 325 CHAUVET Professional Nexus 4x4 panels.

Read more: Target Sponsors Music Video with CHAUVET Professional Nexus Panels

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Austin Guitars has unveiled a complete redesign of their website, AustinGTR.com, highlighting the new models unveiled at the 2018 winter NAMM show.

Read more: Austin Guitars Debuts New Website Design

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Yamaha Guitars has partnered with Musopia, a music software development studio, to bring forth a package featuring Musopia’s FourChords app.

Read more: Yamaha Guitars Partners With Musopia

People

ESP Guitars has announced that Tony Rauser has been named as the company’s new director of artist relations. Rauser has served with ESP for over five years in the role of artist relations assistant.

Read more: ESP Guitars Names Rauser as Director of Artist Relations

Upfront

Piano Adventures® by Nancy and Randall Faber, has been selected as the recipient of the MTNA Frances Clark Keyboard Pedagogy Award for 2018.

Read more: Piano Adventures Receives 2018 MTNA Frances Clark Keyboard Pedagogy Award

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