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On Wednesday, September 13th, MMR received the following message from François Kloc of Buffet Crampon USA:

All of us at Buffet Crampon USA would like to thank everyone for their concern and support during hurricane Irma and the continuing recovery in Jacksonville.

Read more: Buffet Crampon Resumes Normal Operations Post-Irma

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Walrus Audio, an electronics company based in Oklahoma City, announced that as of September 1, Hal Leonard is distributing their line of guitar pedals and accessories to U.S. and Canadian music stores.

Read more: Walrus Audio Assigns U.S. & Canadian Distribution to Hal Leonard

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Sam Ash Music Corp. recently made a generous donation of $25,000 to The American Red Cross to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Read more: Sam Ash Donates to Red Cross to Aid Victims of Hurricane Harvey

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Promark has called Houston home since its founding in 1957 and, as of Thursday, August 31, the Promark drumstick factory is running without restriction, working overtime throughout this week to recover lost production due to Harvey.

Read more: Promark by D'Addario's Houston Plant Up and Running Post-Harvey

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In response to the weather-related devastation and disruption to music programs in Houston, NEMC has unilaterally suspended billing to all of its customers in the area and is streamlining the process to file Liability Damage Waiver claims to receive replacement instruments for those that may have been lost due to flooding.

Read more: NEMC Provides Rental Amnesty Program for Hurricane Harvey Victims.

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Music China, to be held on October 11-14, 2017 in Shanghai has completed its new-look show schedule and program of events.

Read more: Music China 2017 Schedule and Program of Events

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Hal Leonard has acquired Gerard & Sarzin Publishing, a boutique publisher of books and methods about jazz and blues music.

Read more: Hal Leonard Acquires Gerard & Sarzin Publishing

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Moody's Investors Service recently downgraded Gibson Brands, Inc.'s Corporate Family Rating (CFR) from Caa2 to Caa1, due to concerns regarding the company's liquidity position.

Read more: Moody's Downgrades Gibson's Rating

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Sweetwater founder and president Chuck Surack and his wife Lisa have announced they will donate $500,000 to the Fort Wayne Community Schools Foundation's "b instrumental" program.

Read more: Sweetwater Donates $500,000, 100 Instruments to Fort Wayne Community Schools

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Hal Leonard has added a "Let's Chat" feature to their Dealer Access website providing their accounts with quick, easy access to a sales rep.

Read more: Hal Leonard Launches 'Let's Chat' for Dealers

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