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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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KMC has announced that vice president of Merchandising Roger Hart has been appointed to serve a two-year term as president of the Music Distributors Association (MDA). The appointment occurred on January 18, 2017 at the Music Distributors Annual “Show & Tell Day” that took place in Anaheim on January 17, 2017 at NAMM.

Read more: KMC’s Hart Named President of MDA

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The lineup for Drum Camp at Musikmesse 2017 (April 5 to 8) is complete. Eight stars of the international drum scene will give daily performances on their original touring sets in the 'Blood, Sweat and Tears Box' – a sound-proof cabin in the middle of Hall 11.0 where visitors can see and hear the musicians really close up.

Read more: Musikmesse 2017 Drum Camp Lineup Announced

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The world’s music products industry gathered in Anaheim, California last week for the annual NAMM Show, and with it, the symphonic harmonies of the industry could be heard echoing across the campus of the Anaheim Convention Center.

Read more: 2017 NAMM Show Attracts Global Music Products Industry

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Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA) and Yamaha Motor Corporation USA (YMUS) came together for the second year in a row to showcase the company’s “Revstar garage” concept at the 2017 NAMM Show held January 19-22 in Anaheim, California.

Read more: YCA and YMUS Join to Present ‘One Yamaha’ Revstar Display

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Roland Corporation U.S.'s marketing communications manager Rebecca Eaddy was an honoree at the fifth annual She Rocks Awards.

Read more: Roland's Eaddy Honored at She Rocks Awards

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CAD Audio has appointed On the Road Marketing as sales representative for New England, New York City and Upstate New York.

Read more: CAD Names On the Road Marketing As Rep For New England and New York

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During the 2017 Roland International Press Conference, held Wednesday, January 18, 2017, on the eve of the NAMM Show in Anaheim, California, Roland and BOSS presented their second-annual Lifetime Achievement Awards to two monumental figures in music: French composer and keyboardist Jean-Michel Jarre (Roland) and British guitarist Andy Summers (Roland & BOSS), best known for his work as guitarist in legendary rock act The Police.

Read more: Roland and BOSS Present Lifetime Achievement Awards to Jarre and Summers

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