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As part of an ongoing series of research projects that the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) has funded, the leading association for music educators has awarded two new research projects to study important issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in music education.

Read more: NAfME Awards Two, Two-Year Research Projects

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Korg USA has announced an expansion of their growing partnership with Tanglewood Guitars, revealing official distribution to the United States.

Read more: Korg USA Expands Relationship with Tanglewood

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Sweetwater will present GearFest 2017, a celebration of musicians and the instruments and audio gear they use to make and record music, on Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Sweetwater campus, 5501 US Hwy 30 W, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Read more: Sweetwater Presents GearFest ’17

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With a vision to continue to strengthen the music and pro audio industries, The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) and The Audio Engineering Society (AES) have announced a new collaborative alliance which will integrate pro audio educational training activities related to live sound, performance audio, recording technology and other topics into The 2018 NAMM Show, January 25-28 in Anaheim, California.

Read more: AES to Join the 2018 NAMM Show

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Alfred Music’s chief business development officer, Ron Manus, was the recipient of the 2017 Dorothy Award at the annual Retail Print Music Dealers Association (RPMDA) Convention in Atlanta, Georgia.

Read more: Alfred Music's Manus Wins RPMDA's Dorothy Award

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NAMM has announced the list of music product retailers to be recognized at The Top 100 Dealer Awards.

Read more: NAMM Top 100 Dealers to be Honored in Nashville

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Chauvet & Sons LLC has entered into an agreement with New Zealand-based Onesixone Ltd to have CHAUVET DJ distribute the SoundSwitch hardware/software package in North America, as well as throughout much of the world.

Read more: CHAUVET DJ to Distribute SoundSwitch

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On April 12, Moody’s Investors Service revised the outlook on its B2 rating on Guitar Center (GC) to negative, suggesting it could downgrade that rating further into junk territory in the medium term. Update: Then, on Wednesday, May 3, S&P Global downgraded GC's rating to CCC-plus from B-minus saying the company had underperformed expectations.

Read more: Moody's Revises GC's Outlook to Negative, S&P Global Downgrades Ratings

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St Louis Music (SLM) is thrilled to announce its new partnership with Warwick Music Group and will be distributing its complete range of award winning instruments in North America. 

Read more: SLM to Distribute Warwick Music Group Instruments

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Music & Arts has announced the opening of their Colorado Springs, Colorado location.

Read more: Music & Arts Opens Colorado Springs Store

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