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EMD Music Inc. and Nady Systems Inc. have announced a new distribution partnership for 2018 covering the U.S. and Canadian markets.

Read more: EMD Music Reaches Distribution Agreement with Nady Systems

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Having dazzled its dealers for 20 years with the biggest, star-studded NAMM concert experiences imaginable, Yamaha is finally bringing its legendary multimedia production to all show attendees during the 2018 NAMM Show, to be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, January 25-28.

Read more: Yamaha 'All-Star Concert on the Grand' Extravaganza Slated for 2018 NAMM Show

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In late November, Moody's Investors Service again downgraded Guitar Center's ratings.  S&P Global Ratings also downgraded GC's credit rating further into junk territory at CCC-. The full report from Moody's is below:

Read more: Moody's Downgrates GC's Ratings to Caa1

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Be sure to check out the December issue of MMR to learn about the winners of the 2017 Dealers' Choice Awards - the 25th year of these annual honors.

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The NAMM Foundation has announced stand-up comedian and entertainer extraordinaire Demetri Martin as the host of the prestigious 33rd Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards (NAMM TEC Awards), Saturday, January 27, 2018 in Anaheim, California during The NAMM Show.

Read more: Demetri Martin Named as Host of the 33rd Annual NAMM TEC Awards

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Check out MMR columnist ("The Sound of Money") Jaimie Blackman's current newsletter here.

Read more: The New 'Unlocking the Wealth' Newsletter

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On November 28th, Reverb launched the Reverb Foundation. The nonprofit, in coordination with Reverb, will create more musicians by supporting programs and initiatives that increase access to music education, gear, and opportunities to play.

Read more: Reverb Launches the Reverb Foundation

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ACT Lighting, Inc., a leading importer and distributor of technology to the entertainment industry, has completed the acquisition of RHC Holdings Corp. ("RapcoHorizon").

Read more: ACT Lighting Acquires RapcoHorizon

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Korg USA has announced upcoming distribution for Sequenz premium keyboard stands.

Read more: Korg USA to Distribute Sequenz

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The NAMM Foundation is presenting 94 exceptional college music students with the President's Innovation Award.

Read more: The NAMM Foundation Announces 2018 President's Innovation Award Winners

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