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Yamaha Guitar Group, Inc., the newly formed U.S. subsidiary of Japan-based Yamaha Corporation, has announced the acquisition of the Ampeg brand from LOUD Audio, LLC., a portfolio company of Transom Capital Group.

Read more: Yamaha Guitar Group Acquires Ampeg

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Adam Hall North America, Inc., a newly formed subsidiary of the German-based Adam Hall Group, announced that it has merged with its New Jersey-based North American Distributor, Musical Distributors Group (MDG).

Read more: Adam Hall North America Merges with MDG

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Pointing to the company's scale, resources, and broad-based network of 6,500 resellers, Dream Cymbals and Gongs has appointed KMC Music to serve as its exclusive United States distribution partner.

Read more: KMC Music Appointed as Exclusive U.S. Distributor of Dream Cymbals

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Nashville-based Gibson Brands - the corporation behind Baldwin Piano, Wurlitzer, Gibson Pro Audio, and (most significantly) Gibson Guitars - filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Tuesday, May 1.

Read more: Gibson Files for Bankruptcy Protection

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GRAMMY® Award-winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre and Hal Leonard have announced they have expanded their relationship with a global print and distribution agreement effective July 1.

Read more: Hal Leonard Announces New Global Deal with Eric Whitacre

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April 6th marked the Music and Entertainment Student Association’s (MEISA) fourth annual Music Industry Conference hosted at Hofstra University in New York. Korg USA sponsored the cause by providing a variety of gear for their artist showcase including VOX and Blackstar combo amps and a Korg Grandstage piano.

Read more: Korg USA Sponsors MEISA’s Annual Hofstra Music Industry Conference

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Taylor Guitars has launched an engrossing digital experience called The Ebony Project.

Read more: Taylor Guitars Launches 'The Ebony Project'

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Yamaha-equipped performers made a strong showing at the 2018 Winter Guard International (WGI) Percussion and Winds World Championships, with seven of the 18 awards going to groups exclusively using Yamaha marching instruments.

Read more: Yamaha Ensembles Win Seven Medals at 2018 Winter Guard International Championships

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Head over to "MMR TV" to check out interviews from the recent Musikmesse gathering in Frankfurt.

Read more: Video Clips from Musikmesse 2018

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According to local reports, plans to rescue Gibson may have stalled over a disagreement between the management and its financiers, over the value of individual directors' stakes in the firm.

Read more: Gibson Rescue Talks Stalling Over Directors' Cut?

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