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TASCAM, the professional audio division of TEAC Corporation, has appointed KMC Pro Audio to serve as a non-exclusive United States distribution partner, according to an announcement made by KMC vice president of merchandising Roger Hart.

Read more: Tascam Names KMC Pro Audio as U.S. Distribution Partner

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On May 31, Electro-Harmonix (EHX) sent out the following message:

Read more: EHX Discontinues Amazon Sales

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Music China is set to take place from October 11-14, 2017 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. The 2017 show is expected to exceed last year's scale and expands to 11 halls covering 125,000 sqm of exhibition space (2016: 112,000 sqm in 10 halls).

Read more: Music China 2017 Expands Scale

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In late May, nearly 100 music industry leaders, notable artists and arts education activists joined together to advocate for all school-aged children to have access to quality, comprehensive school music education programs. As part of the NAMM Advocacy Fly-In, held May 22-24, the delegation met with Members of Congress and other policy stakeholders to reinforce the importance of music as part of a well-rounded education.

Read more: 2017 NAMM Advocacy Fly-In

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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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