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Guitar Center (GC) announced Mark Pacpaco from West Covina, California, as the winner of Guitar Center's 28th Annual Drum-Off on Saturday, January 14, 2017, at the Novo in Downtown Los Angeles.

Read more: Pacpaco Crowned GC’s 28th Annual Drum-Off Winner

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Sweetwater founder and president Chuck Surack has been awarded the Legend of Leadership Award by the editors of the Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly.  

Read more: Sweetwater’s Surack Receives Legends of Leadership Award

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On January 25th, Jordan Kitt’s Music celebrated the grand opening of its flagship showroom and Music Education Center in Rockville, Maryland with a special concert and reception.  

Read more: Grand Opening of Jordan Kitt’s Rockville Showroom and Music Education Center

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The Avedis Zildjian Company has announced that John Stephans has been appointed president, reporting directly to CEO, Craigie Zildjian, effective February 1, 2017.

Read more: Zildjian Names Stephans President

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Sweetwater recently surpassed 100 million views on its YouTube channel, with subscribers to the channel now exceeding 137,000.

Read more: Sweetwater Surpasses 100 Million YouTube Views

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Once again in 2017, Messe Frankfurt is inviting qualified musical-instrument retailers to register for the “Musikmesse Insider” customer programme.

Read more: 'Musikmesse Insider' to Continue at 2017 Gathering

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The D’Addario Foundation, a 503(c) nonprofit that is a global leader in finding, funding, and partnering with transformative music education organizations, has announced the results of its first two grant application cycles.

Read more: D’Addario Foundation Awards 107 Music Education Grants

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Tracy E. Leenman, owner of Musical Innovations of Greenville, South Carolina, has been named winner of the 2017 She Rocks Enterprise Award by the Women’s International Music Network (WiMN).

Read more: Leenman Honored at She Rocks Awards

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The Lorenz Corporation has announced that effective immediately, they have acquired the print music company WMCR LLC (Word Music & Church Resources).

Read more: Lorenz Acquires WMCR

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Drum Workshop Inc. (DW), has announced that effective February 1st, 2017 Hal Leonard will serve as the exclusive U.S. distributor for several of its product lines including Gibraltar® hardware, KAT®, Percussion Plus Drums, and CB Percussion lines. In addition, Hal Leonard will be the US sales representative for the Gretsch® Renown, Catalina, and Energy lines of entry level and mid-priced drumsets.

Read more: DW Enters into U.S. Distribution Deal with Hal Leonard for Select Brands

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